FC: Clinical Nurse Specialists
2: Why did you choose this career? | I chose this career because it allows me to work with others.I also have family members who's lives have been touched by others in this field. I hope to do the same for others some day.
3: What is your favorite part of your career? | My favorite part of this career is knowing that I would be helping others. I like to work with people and being able to help them is a huge bonus.
4: Career Description: | this career involves: | - Having direct contact with patients | - Work in a hospital, clinic, doctor's office, etc. | -Work in sterile areas | -Train doctors and nurses -Discover what type of care a person needs | -Keep track of health
5: -Make clinical decisions about patients | -Write/change treatment plans | -Keep up with medical records
6: Characteristics Necessary and Desired | -Be able to manage situations | -Work well under stress | -Be able to help people make decisions | -Use scientific methods and facts to solve problems | Skills:
7: -Understand other's reactions and understand why they react in that manner | -Monitor and asses your work and others and make necessary changes | -Communicate effectively to others through writing and speech | -Manage the time of others and of yourself | -Work well with others
8: Education Required and Recommended: | -Master's degree- most common standard | -Bachelor's degree- sometimes adequate | -PhD or MD- in some cases required
9: Salary | National yearly salary : | 10% - $44,970.00 | 25% - $53,770.00 | Median - $65,950.00 | 75% - $80,390.00 | 90% - $96,630.00