Nursing is a hot degree. Philly area grads can earn over $70,000 out of college.


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Nursing is a hot degree. Philly area undergrads can earn over $70,000 out of college | Does that Degree Pay?


Want to make big bucks out of college or trade schools? Study nursing.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Pay has risen as health care has become a larger part of the U.S. economy, according to a trove of recently released federal data on graduate earnings and debt from which The Inquirer has built an extensive online search tool.

At 10 of 11 Pennsylvania public colleges with nursing programs, nursing graduates had the highest median earnings right out of college.

And among more than 70 nursing bachelor programs in the region, graduates of 17 of those programs took home median earnings of at least $70,000 a year, more than double the $34,700 median for all just-graduated bachelors.

The 13 top-paying undergraduate certificate programs or associate degrees at community colleges were all nursing..

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

Hmm. Well, right now:

1. Nurses are being laid off as many non-urgent (non-COVID 19) related services are being put on hold.

2. We are on the precipice of a recession that could make the 2007-2008 one look like a mild downturn.

So, perky ads like this don't seem too accurate...


Specializes in Supervisor. Has 9 years experience.

Not worth it.

Turn around.

Find something that pays a little less but you're safer and happier.