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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.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook, and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or O*Net websites.

Career Outlook

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 Resources

Use 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.



In addition to other employment opportunity websites, the Center for SUCCESS uses Handshake to share internships and jobs with students. Please explore the positions provided in the automated feed below or click "View All" to explore positions in Handshake using your major as a filter.

Although we attempt to screen all employers and positions, the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University assume no liability for the accuracy of information shared in this feed or through Handshake. The views and opinions shared by employers through Handshake do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University.

Please Note: This feed may include positions not directly related to your major, as employers have the option to assign all majors to posted roles. If you have any questions about a particular employer or position, please contact centerforsuccessFREESXU.

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