Which are the best paid specialties?

  1. Hi, guys
    I am trying to get some information on the nursing specialties. My dilemma is that I want to ensure financial stability for my family and kids, yet I want something that I am going to be interested in.
    Thanks
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  3. by   Ventjock
    anesthesia
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Depends on if you are talking NP or CRNA. Probably for NP it varies with practice and location. I work in a large nephrology practice and we are paid very well.

    However, like Ventjock states, CRNA does make much more than I do in my area.
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Depends on if you are talking NP or CRNA. Probably for NP it varies with practice and location. I work in a large nephrology practice and we are paid very well.

    However, like Ventjock states, CRNA does make much more than I do in my area.
    Totally agree with traumaRUs. It is very area dependent. CRNA does command the higher salaries in just about any setting.
  6. by   maria s
    Hw about NP specialities?
    Particularly GYN?
    Thanks
  7. by   sirI
    I'm OB-GYN NP and the job outlook for my area was bleak. I secured the FNP and haven't looked back. Couple the FNP with OB-GYN NP and I had a great background to bring to the bargaining table. But, again, it is area dependent.
  8. by   maria s
    Quote from sirI
    I'm OB-GYN NP and the job outlook for my area was bleak. I secured the FNP and haven't looked back. Couple the FNP with OB-GYN NP and I had a great background to bring to the bargaining table. But, again, it is area dependent.
    I can get FNP for just a year in where I got my BSN. I thought that it is too broad specialty. Should I go for it? It is going to be easy.
    Thanks
  9. by   sirI
    Well, I cannot tell you what to do, but if your chances of securing a job with the FNP is good, go for it. You can always do a post-Masters certificate in another specialty area if you so choose. If you think you are interested in another specialty area, get some experience in that area and look into post-grad certification.........

    Good luck.

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