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How to Become a Nurse Practitioner

January 9th, 2013  |  The Blog

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020.” That growth is faster than the average for all occupations. That job growth is projected for a number of reasons, from technological advancements and greater emphasis on preventative care to the increased demand for healthcare services from an aging baby-boomer population.

Not only is the job outlook excellent but the pay is good too. In May 2010 the BLS reported the median annual salary for registered nurses was $64,690 and AANP reported nurse practitioners earned an average total income of $98,760 (see below).

That means even if you haven?t begun your nursing education there is still time to find a nursing school and get your career started.

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