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The Benefits Of A Career As A Nurse

Are you thinking about becoming a nurse? The nursing profession is one quite unlike any other, and there are many benefits to becoming a nurse. While it certainly is demanding, challenging, and at times upsetting, it can also provide incredible job satisfaction, and many nurses see their profession more as a way of life than simply a job. For those thinking about becoming a nurse, it is worth outlining what the key benefits are so you can see why you should embark on this career path and what you can expect as a nurse. Read on to discover the main benefits of a career as a nurse.

You Get To Help People & Save Lives

One of the most obvious benefits of this job is that every single day you will be helping people and saving lives. This never gets old as it is an incredible feeling to help those that need it, and having such an important job can also give you great self-esteem, confidence and allow you to feel like you are doing something positive with your life. Of course, the flip side of this is that you cannot always help people and so you will need to find ways of coping with this as it can be difficult.

Doctor in emergency room

Work Is Challenging, Interesting & Varied

As a nurse, no two days will ever be the same, and there are not many people that can say that they have a job like this. The role of a nurse is one in which you will be treating and supporting people with all kinds of different health issues every day, so it is never a dull job and one which will always keep you on your toes.

You Receive Comprehensive Training Before Commencing Work

Many people are put off the idea of nursing because they worry that they will not be able to perform in such a stressful, high-pressure situation. While it certainly is difficult, it is also important to realize that you receive comprehensive training and must study extensively prior to starting work as a nurse. You will even be able to dip your toe in the water with a nursing clinicals placement where you can apply your skills in real-life situations but under close supervision.

It Is In Demand & Secure

In times of great uncertainty, it is always helpful to have a job that you know is in demand and secure, and this is certainly the case with nursing. There is always a need for good nurses, and with the ageing population and improvements in care, there is currently a shortage, so it should not be too challenging to find work. You might even find that being a nurse allows you to move around and live in different places.

Decent Salary & Career Progression Opportunities

While it could be argued that nurses should be paid more as such an integral part of healthcare, you will still find that nurses earn a decent average salary, which can allow you to lead an enjoyable lifestyle. Additionally, nursing is an incredibly large profession with many different areas to advance and specialise in, which allows you to progress your career (and earn more money).

Shift Work

Nursing is famously an incredibly demanding job, and this is certainly true with stressful work and long hours, but this does also mean that you also get a lot of time off. Nurses that are able to master their schedule can have an enjoyable way of living, which allows them plenty of time to relax, socialize, enjoy hobbies, and generally enjoy their time off. It can take some getting used to this way of working where you have long, intense shifts followed by entire days off, but it is one of the perks of the job for many.

There Is A Strong Sense Of Camaraderie

While nursing is competitive, there is also an incredible sense of camaraderie amongst the nursing community as people do not understand this role properly unless they are a nurse. It is an amazing feeling to have such strong connections with colleagues and to know that they will have your back, which is important in a job which can be difficult and take its toll from time to time.

As you can see, there are many benefits to a career in nursing, and it is certainly one that should be considered by anyone with an interest in healthcare and wants to help people. The work can be demanding, stressful, and challenging, but it is also incredibly rewarding work, which is secure, in-demand, and well paid.


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Anna Papadopoulos

Anna Papadopoulos

Deputy Managing Editor
Anna Papadopoulos is a Deputy Managing Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, covering success, business, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, careers and more. Shea is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase CEOWORLD magazine’s editorial imagination, and fostering knowledge sharing between magazine and readers. She can be reached on email anna-papadopoulos@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.