Career Portfolios: A Career As A Nurse

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After years of going through career portfolios, I have decided to pursue a career in the field of nursing. From elementary through high school, my counselors made me do career portfolios. Mine would change quite often: teacher, veterinarian, doctor, etc. Growing up and even now, I have lived in the same home as a nurse, my grandmother. She is more of a phlebotomist than a nurse but she still has a nursing degree. I remember going to the doctor’s office she worked at and I loved playing with the medical instruments. I have always had a big heart and I loved helping people, which is a big factor to being not just any nurse but a good one! When I was in high school, I was not quite sure what I wanted to do but I knew I wanted to be in the medical/healthcare …show more content…
In 2015 records, a nurses median pay was recorded as $32.45 per hour and $67,490 per year. In 2014, there were 2,751,000 available to people wanting to join nursing. I am sure the number has risen since then being that nursing is fourteen to sixteen percent faster than average when finding a job. In most cases, there will be no on-the-job training or needed work experience. Registered nurses are required to report their patients’ medical histories and symptoms, give medications and treatments, monitor the patient 's health, and communicate with others. Jobs for a registered nurse are often found in hospitals whether they are state, local or private. There are other job sites such as care facilities, doctor’s offices, home health and sometimes the government. As of 2014, RN’s are one of the biggest careers in the healthcare field (Occupational Outlook Handbook). Most places require people to have active listening and speaking skills, social perceptiveness, service orientation and good coordination. They also require having knowledge in medicine, customer and personal services, psychology, and education (O*Net …show more content…
To receive that experience, I would work at Brewton’s local hospital, D.W. McMillan Hospital. Then, I would love to move out of the state of Alabama and find a better paying job and a better place to live. If I were to move out of of Alabama but stay close to home I would move to Florida. But if I were to move away from home, I would probably go to California or Washington. These three states have some of the best nursing jobs in the United States. If all else fails, I would like to find a job as a traveling nurse because not many are willing to do that. I have no reason not to do it, it is perfect for me! Traveling nursing takes a lot more than just staying at home and going to work. People that work as a traveling nurse are never actually “home”, they literally travel around the United States or even the world. Most cases, the nurse is required to work a thirteen week period before he/she can move out of the area. Traveling nurses usually make up to $48 an hour, receive insurance and retirement, and housing and traveling fees are paid for. These are great benefits and it would make me financially stable to settle down

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