Nursing Career Outlook
A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.
Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a Nursing major can develop as well as the potential positions, areas, and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.
As a Nursing major, students may develop or advance skills mediating and problem-solving skills, research and analysis skills, writing and public speaking skills, negotiation, collaboration, cultural awareness, attention to detail, compassion, time-management, and overall professionalism.
Graduates with a degree in Nursing can work as nurses, psychiatric mental health nurses, physician's office nurses,nurse case managers, school nurses, legal consultancy nurses, research nurses, diabetes management nurses, cruise ship nurses, travel nurses, camp nurses, parish nurses, staff nurses, prison nurses, nurse midwife, occupational health nurses, pediatric nurses, pharmaceutical nurses, public health nurses, home health nurses, surgery nurses, critical care nurses,ernurses, dermatology nurses, plastic surgery nurses, burn unit nurses, oncology nurses, rehabilitation center nurses, rural nurses, health administration nurses, nutrition and fitness nurses, acute care nurses, community nurses, procurement nurses, quality assurance nurses, public health research nurses, federal healthcare nurses, vaccine research nurses, radiology nurses, and transplant nurses.
Graduates with a degree in Nursing can work within the following areas: staff nursing, community and public health, independent practice, government service, telehealth, nursing research, education, international health, insurance and sales.
Graduates with a degree in Nursing can work forhospitals, clinics, physician's offices, ambulatory care centers, home health care centers, nursing care facilities, hospices, birth centers, psychiatric hospitals, mental health agencies, large corporations, educational institutions, correctional facilities, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, embassies, military bases, humanitarian organizations, government agencies, insurance companies, businesses, and professional organizations.
Helpful ResourcesUse the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your preprofessional and or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join and network with individuals in your major and field. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.
- Healthcare Source
- Nursing Spectrum
- Advance Web
- Health Jobs USA
- Lippincott NursingCenter
- Hospital Jobs OnLine
- Advocate Healthcare
(Christ Hospital, South Suburban Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital)
- Lurie Children's Hospital
- Little Company of Mary Hospital
- Palos Community Hospital
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- University of Chicago Hospital
- LaRabidaChildren's Hospital
- Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
- Loyola University Medical Center
- Rush University Medical Center
- Silver Cross Hospital
- Adventist Midwest Heath
- Vanguard Healthcare
- St. James Hospital
- Holy Cross Hospital
- University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
- Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
- HCR Manor Care
- Maxim Healthcare Services
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs