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Nurse

Last modified: August 27, 2012, 01:05 PM
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This is an ideal career for analytical and logical thinkers. As a nurse, you assess and care for patients, providing a medical plan for preventative, rehabilitative or curative purposes. You may work in a range of environments, including hospitals, nursing homes, specialist units, community facilities and patients’ homes. Nurses administer medications, redress wounds, and help prepare patients for surgery.

Salary p/a
44k - 95k+
Qualifications
Post Graduate
Degree
Intensity
Standing
Demand
High
Travel
Low
Conditions
Indoor
Weekly Hours
40-50
Pros
  • Bringing patients to good health
  • Meeting a range of people across the globe
  • Specialization, stable long term career prospects
Cons
  • Work rotating shifts
  • Losing patients
  • Emotional strain of patients’ conditions
The Bottom Line

This is a career not for the faint-hearted. It requires dedication, rotational shift work, exposure to emotionally draining situations and hard work. But your contribution to society is enormous, appreciated and acknowledged by others. The high flexibility of specialization and opportunity to work overseas are all good. Nursing is a labour of love; you don’t do it for the money.

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