Registered Nurse

Code: 29-1141.00

Also known as: Charge Nurse, Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Public Health Nurse (PHN), Registered Nurse (RN), School Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)

Description: Registered Nurses care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities. Many employers now require their nurses to have an Associate's or Bachelor's degrees in nursing, as there is an increased emphasis on nursing education. Registered nurses must also be licensed to practice in their states. Obtaining a license typically involves passing a comprehensive examination.

Registered Nurse

Typical wages

10% $53,410
25% $61,630
Median $75,330
75% $93,590
90% $116,230
10% $25.68
25% $29.63
Median $36.22
75% $44.99
90% $55.88

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 175,900