160+ Most Popular Nursing Job & Career Titles

The nursing field is one of the most dynamic and broad areas in health care. If you decide to get a bachelor’s or advanced degree in nursing, it is very likely that you always will be in demand and will be able to command a good salary.

There really is no limit to the demand for good, experienced nurses in the US. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that registered nurse employment will soar by 19% by 2022, which is faster than most occupations.

Increase in demand is occurring because the US population is aging and living longer. Naturally, older people have more health problems. Also, more people are accessing health care services due to the recent health insurance reforms. More nurses are needed to care for this influx of patients.

Also, financial pressure on hospitals means that more patients are being discharged faster and sent to long term care center, outpatient care, and also home healthcare. The increase in outpatient services also is driving demand for many nursing and related fields, which is reflected in the diverse list of nursing professions below.

Below, learn more about the most popular nursing fields, along with their current salary ranges. All salary data compliments of Indeed.com

Career

Salary Range

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner $63,000 – $119,000
Adult Nurse Practitioner $66,000 – $123,000
Advanced Clinician Nurse $52,000 – $97,000
Advanced Practice Nurse $52,000 – $98,000
Ambulatory Nurse $41,000 – $77,000
Ambulatory Pacu Nurse $41,000 – $77,000
Ambulatory Surgery Manager $29,000 – $54,000
Ambulatory Surgery RN $41,000 – $77,000
Anesthesiology Crna $91,000 – $167,000
Assistant Director of Nursing $43,000 – $81,000
Assistant Nurse Manager $50,000 – $93,000
Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse $36,000 – $68,000
BSN Nurse $41,000 – $78,000
Burn Unit RN $41,000 – $76,000
Cardiac Catheterization Lab Nurse $45,000 – $84,000
Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab Nurse $43,000 – $79,000
Cardiology Nurse Practitioner $59,000 – $111,000
Cardiothoracic Nurse Practitioner $71,000 – $133,000
Cardiovascular Nurse $44,000 – $82,000
Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse $44,000 – $83,000
Caregiver $18,000 – $33,000
Certified Nurse Anesthetist $51,000 – $97,000
Certified Nurse Midwife $65,000 – $127,000
Certified Nursing Assistant $26,000 – $50,000
Charge Nurse $44,000 – $82,000
Chief Nursing Officer $73,000 – $139,000
Classified Procedure Nurse $35,000 – $65,000
Clincial Research Nurse $74,000 – $134,000
Clinical Nurse Leader $34,000 – $72,000
Clinical Nurse Specialist $43,000 – $82,000
Community Health Nurse $43,000 – $79,000
Critical Care Nurse Practitioner $61,000 – $114,000
Dermatology Nurse Practitioner $68,000 – $129,000
Dialysis Nurse $44,000 – $83,000
Director of Emergency Nursing $46,000 – $88,000
Emergency Room Nurse Practitioner $67,000 – $127,000
Emergency Room Registered Nurse $44,000 – $82,000
Endocrinology Nurse Practitioner $75,000 – $140,000
Endoscopy Nurse $40,000 – $77,000
ER Nurse $46,000 – $87,000
Family Nurse Practitioner $62,000 – $116,000
Flight Nurse $30,000 – $64,000
Forensic Nurse $37,000 – $68,000
General Nurse $41,000 – $76,000
Geriatric Staff Nurse $42,000 – $79,000
Geriatrics Nurse Practitioner $67,000 – $128,000
Head ER Nurse $45,000 – $81,000
Head OR Nurse $42,000 – $78,000
Head Psychiatric Nurse $43,000 – $80,000
Home Care Nurse $41,000 – $76,000
Home Health Nurse $42,000 – $77,000
Hospice Administrator $60,000 – $114,000
Hospice Aide $18,000 – $34,000
Hospice Care Nurse $47,000 – $86,000
Hospice Nurse $39,000 – $74,000
Hospice Nurse Case Manager $44,000 – $83,000
Hospice Nursing Admissions $63,000 – $120,000
Hospital Assistant $40,000 – $75,000
Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner $74,000 – $138,000
Infection Control Nurse $38,000 – $69,000
Infectious Disease Nurse Practitioner $64,000 – $123,000
Infusion Therapy Nurse $38,000 – $71,000
Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner $70,000 – $132,000
IVF Fertility Nurse $51,000 – $96,000
Labor and Delivery Nurse $46,000 – $85,000
Lead Charge Nurse $59,000 – $110,000
Learning Disabilities Nurse $30,000 – $58,000
Legal Nurse Consultant $15,000 – $29,000
LPN $37,000 – $68,000
LPN Charge Nurse $28,000 – $53,000
LPN Family Practice $47,000 – $88,000
LPN Instructor $32,000 – $60,000
LPN Internal Medicine $27,000 – $50,000
LPN Long Term Care $37,000 – $69,000
LPN Oncology $37,000 – $70,000
LPN Physician Practice $27,000 – $50,000
LPN Primary Care $34,000 – $63,000
LPN RN Telemetry $52,000 – $97,000
LPN Urgent Care $36,000 – $68,000
Male Nurse $41,000 – $78,000
Maternal and Child Health $45,000 – $84,000
Maternity Nurse Practitioner $46,000 – $85,000
Mental Health Clinician $32,000 – $60,000
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner $59,000 – $112,000
Neonatal Nurse $42,000 – $80,000
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner $59,000 – $114,000
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner $59,000 – $111,000
Neurology Nurse Practitioner $65,000 – $122,000
Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner $67,000 – $126,000
Nicu Clinical Nurse Specialist $62,000 – $118,000
NICU Nurse $48,000 – $89,000
Nocturnist Nurse Practitioner $80,000 – $149,000
Nurse Aide $23,000 – $43,000
Nurse Anesthesiologist $52,000 – $100,000
Nurse Assistant $42,000 – $78,000
Nurse Educator $42,000 – $80,000
Nurse First Assistant $41,000 – $77,000
Nurse Manager $52,000 – $96,000
Nurse Midwife $58,000 – $105,000
Nurse Practitioner $62,000 – $117,000
Nurse Practitioner Behavioral Health $60,000 – $112,000
Nurse Practitioner Family Practice $61,000 – $115,000
Nurse Practitioner Interventional Radiology $62,000 – $116,000
Nurse Researcher $58,000 – $107,000
Nurse Unit Manager $49,000 – $92,000
Nursery Nurse Practitioner $67,000 – $125,000
Nursing Director $46,000 – $84,000
Nursing Informatics $57,000 – $108,000
Nursing Instructor $18,000 – $35,000
Nursing Manager $48,000 – $88,000
Nursing Supervisor $39,000 – $71,000
Obstetrics Nurse $46,000 – $87,000
Occupational Nurse Practitioner $60,000 – $111,000
Oncology Nurse $39,000 – $73,000
Oncology Nurse Practitioner $66,000 – $122,000
Operating Room Nurse $43,000 – $80,000
Opthamologist $49,000 – $91,000
Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner $62,000 – $117,000
Orthopedic Surgeon $130,000 – $239,000
Otolaryngology Nurse Practitioner $61,000 – $117,000
Pain Management Nurse Practitioner $62,000 – $117,000
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner $65,000 – $120,000
Pediatric Emergency Room Nurse $44,000 – $83,000
Pediatric Nurse $42,000 – $79,000
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner $56,000 – $105,000
Pediatric Oncology Nurse $38,000 – $71,000
Physiatry Nurse Practitioner $21,000 – $39,000
Plastic Surgery Nurse Practitioner $59,000 – $122,000
Postpartum Nurse $42,000 – $79,000
Practical Nurse $35,000 – $65,000
Private Outpatient Surgery $41,000 – $76,000
Progressive Care Nurse $40,000 – $75,000
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner $63,000 – $116,000
Psychiatric Nursing Assistant $38,000 – $71,000
Public Health Nurse $39,000 – $73,000
Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner $70,000 – $131,000
Radiology Nurse Practitioner $66,000 – $122,000
Registered Nurse $43,000 – $81,000
Registered Nurse First Assistant $42,000 – $78,000
Renal Dialysis Dialysis Nurse $43,000 – $81,000
Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner $117,000 – $219,000
RN Case Management $44,000 – $81,000
RN First Assistant $42,000 – $78,000
RN Hematology Oncology $37,000 – $68,000
RN Intensive Care Unit $43,000 – $81,000
RN Labor and Delivery $47,000 – $87,000
RN Outpatient Oncology $37,000 – $69,000
RN Outpatient Surgery $40,000 – $76,000
RN Specialist $47,000 – $87,000
Scrub Nurse $43,000 – $79,000
Staff Nurse $42,000 – $77,000
Surgical Nurse $41,000 – $77,000
Telemetry Nurse $42,000 – $80,000
Thoracic Nurse Practitioner $61,000 – $113,000
Transplant Nurse $41,000 – $77,000
Trauma Nurse Practitioner $59,000 – $111,000
Travel Nurse $43,000 – $79,000
Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner $67,000 – $125,000
Urology Nurse Practitioner $62,000 – $115,000
Weekend Nurse $42,000 – $78,000
Wellness Nurse $36,000 – $68,000
Wound & Ostomy Care Nurse $40,000 – $76,000

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This is a fairly exhaustive list carefully extracted from Indeed, Careerbuilder, and Salary.com. If you see something we’ve missed comment below and we’ll add it!

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