Description: Registered Nurses (RNs) monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patients' conditions. RNs record patients' medical symptoms and vital signs then interpret symptoms and test results to help make a diagnosis.
Knowledge Required: Biology, anatomy, psychology, and chemistry
Skills: Nurses work with many different people each day so social skills are an important aspect of this job, as are problem-solving skills.
Career Path: three degrees are necessary: 1) Associate's Degree, 2) Bachelor's Degree, 3) Nursing diploma program.
Best Cities for this job: California has many of the top cities for nursing jobs, including Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward.
Median Annual Income: National: $62,800 CA: 83,040
Future Growth: The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for nurses to be way above average for all occupations through 2014. It's projected that more than 587,000 jobs will be created from 2006 to 2016.View more Day at Work videos »