101. Medical Field
The medical sector is ripe for growth potential. As probably everyone knows, nurses are in great demand. The average nurse practitioner makes $85,200 per year, and demand is expected to grow by 23%. Nurses and nurses can perform many of the same functions as doctors, such as prescribing drugs and treating diseases.
Becoming a nurse requires a master’s degree in nursing and certification. With an aging population, the demand for health care is expected to double in the next ten years. Physician assistants have climbed to second place in the best jobs in America. They perform physical examinations, prescribe medication, and treat diseases. What does a physician assistant do? A physician assistant averages $92,000 per year and employment growth is expected to increase by a remarkable 39%.
One career you may not have heard of is a nurse anesthetist. Certified Nurse Anesthesiologists (CRNA) are in demand and earn more money than many general practitioners. According to CNN Money, the average base salary for a CRNA is $189,000, while the average salary for a general practitioner is $173,000. So what does it take to become a medical anesthesiologist? A CRNA must be a registered nurse and have at least one year of full-time nursing experience. Most CRNA receive a Master’s degree in anesthesia and pass a national certification exam.