10 Perks of Being a Nurse

October 29, 2015

A nurse’s job often is associated with unpleasant tasks, exhausting hours, and little appreciation. Although that image may be true at times, most of the time, being a nurse comes with desirable perks not found in other careers.

  1. Choices

There is more than one type of nurse. You can work in various medical departments doing various tasks. You can even work outside a medical facility, such as at medical device companies, law offices, schools, and in private homes.

  1. Job Security

Healthcare jobs are always in high demand. Unlike for other careers, the need for nurses doesn’t decrease even during recessions. You always will be able to support yourself or your family.

  1. Competitive Pay

Although education, experience, and location influence your individual salary, the average income of a nurse is high. There are also many opportunities for overtime.

  1. Versatility

Since job openings are virtually everywhere, nursing is a career you can rely on no matter where you’re located. You aren’t limited in where you can live.

  1. Flexibility

Your schedule is extremely flexible given the nature of your job. You have the ability to work full- or part-time, morning or night, and everything in between.

  1. Variability

Working with different patients, doctors, places, and technology creates variety to keep things interesting. Even if you remain in similar positions or environments, there will always be unexpected and unpredictable scenarios.

  1. Continual Learning

Your education doesn’t stop once you earn your license. The frequent advances in medicine and technology and changes in procedures and policies require you to expand your knowledge and skills continually.

  1. Personal Growth

You not only grow intellectually, but also mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The daily challenges you face refine you and help you in other areas of your life.

  1. Meaningful Work

Your job is meaningful in both big ways and small. You not only help save lives, but you also give personal care and attention that can make all the difference in the comfort and healing of your patients.

  1. Trust

Because the work is so significant, nurses consistently have been rated as the most trusted profession in the U.S. Joining such a trustworthy community and continuing that legacy is an honor.