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Specialties in Nursing

In recent BLS reports, it has been reported that the healthcare industry is one of the industries that is thriving in the lagging economy and job market. Not too long ago, Spark News reported that the healthcare industry is expected to create somewhere upwards of 344,000 new jobs by the end of the year. With those numbers, it would not be surprising to see thousands of unemployed Americans that are young enough go back to school to become a nurse or health practitioner of some kind. With a booming industry, it seems like it wouldn’t be a terrible idea.

Take a look at this infographic created by Pulse Uniform that shows what the top 8 most challenging and highest paying specialties in nursing. If you are considering a career change, it may be in your best interest to switch into these specialties. The number one specialty is Forensic Nursing, where nurses serve unique and critical roles to the judicial and healthcare system. Other specialties include Critical Care and Neurological nursing.

SOURCE: Visual.ly
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Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter