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10 Top High-Paying Jobs in 2030

Don’t believe the hype that robots will replace most jobs by the end of the next decade. And don’t think that futuristic-sounding occupations like body-part makers and climate-change reversal specialists will be big by then, either.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has projections for jobs that will see a lot of growth by 2024. We took those growth estimates and extended them through 2030 for jobs that currently pay at least $50,000. Here are the top 10 jobs in 2030 ranked by the estimated total U.S. employment for each position.    Read more

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary: Nurse Practitioners in the United States pull down an average of $91K annually. Incomes of Nurse Practitioners vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $14K cause paychecks to spread between $74K on the low end and $121K on the high end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Roughly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Nurse Practitioners claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Nurse Practitioners far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale’s salary questionnaire. Read more

Despite expected nursing shortage, Decatur fortunate with options

DECATUR — Nurses fulfill so many health care roles, it’s hard to imagine ever having enough, but the shortfall could soon be acute. Illinois could be short more than 21,000 nurses by the year 2020, according to the Illinois Center for Nursing.

Some lawmakers are pushing a solution to help the state by allowing community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees in nursing. With Richland Community College, Millikin University and other four-year institutions nearby with cooperative agreements, the Decatur area appears to be fortunate with its options already.

“Not all areas are as blessed as we are,” said Ellen Colbeck, health professions dean at Richland. “Some areas in the state, it’s important with the nursing shortage. For students who need to get a job, I understand the urgency.” Read more

Clinical Documentation Specialist

Many organizations now have clinical documentation improvement programs (CDIs) designed to help an organization accurately reflect the quality of patient care, illustrate healthcare services, and make precise reports of diagnosis and procedures. A clinical documentation specialist (CDS) can play a key role in the success of these programs, yet many nurses are unfamiliar with this career option. Here are answers to commonly asked questions about CDS professionals so you can determine if this role should be the next step in your career path. Even if you decide not to become a CDS, you’ll benefit from knowing what they contribute to your organization. Read more

Growing Healthcare Industry creates Nursing Career Paths

Projections for healthcare jobs are above average for the next few years. If you have been contemplating a career in nursing or the healthcare field, or are looking to advance your current healthcare career, the time is right.

In 2012, experts predicted a nursing shortage, projecting about 1 million new nurse positions opening by 2020. Even with more than 3 million registered nurses currently employed growing, there will not be enough trained nurses to meet future demands. The reason is simple: the Baby Boomer population is aging, and 700,000 nurses are expected to retire by 2024. For those interested in a nursing or related career, however, this is a boon, providing open positions. Add to this that, according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, nurses in 2012 made about $65,400 on average. The job market outlook for new nurses, or those looking to move, is highly favourable. Read more

Nursing Informatics, a Rewarding and Dynamic Career Option

Opportunities in Informatics are Plentiful and Require Advanced Degree Offered By Online Nursing Schools. Nursing informatics is a healthcare trend that is here to stay; and according to a nursing professor at American Sentinel University, nurses working in the specialized field of nursing informatics are thriving in healthcare.

“Nurse informaticists are in high demand due to federal regulations and the Medicare program. Healthcare staff and hospital administrators are required to use technical resources such as the electronic health record (EHR) to improve healthcare quality, safety, and efficiency,” says Ramona Yehle Ph.D., MS, RN, adjunct professor, graduate nursing programs at American Sentinel University. Read more

Rough Salary Figures for Careers in Records Management

Records management is essentially an administrative duty. It entails the creation, classification, organization and retention of documented information. This may include anything from personnel files and office documents to patient files and medical imaging records. Salaries vary by position.

Entry-Level Salaries

Those just entering the field of records and information management may start out as a records clerk. Employers typically seek candidates with an associate degree or higher to fill open positions, but a high school diploma may be enough to get your foot in the door. As of 2012, records clerks averaged $37,750 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a decrease of roughly 1 percent from the previous year, when salaries averaged $38,180. For those with experience, however, salaries can exceed $52,590.

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15 Great Cities For Nurses with the Highest Paying Jobs

In The Doors’ haunting, sermonic song, “The End,” Jim Morrison sings “ride the highway west, baby.”

That’s pretty good advice, these days, if you’re a nurse looking to make the most out of your paycheck. Recently, Indeed.com – a massive job search platform that greets over 200 million monthly visitors – took a look at which cities in the U.S. pay nurses the most while giving them the biggest bang for their bucks. The west of the U.S. – California especially – was overwhelmingly dominant. [all nursing jobs in California] Read more

More informatics experience means more money for nurses

One of the great things about the HIMSS Annual Conference and Expo is the amount of research and revelations to come from the organization each February or so. For those who track the day-to-day happenings of healthcare, HIMSS provides a cornucopia of information and an Easter basket full of goodies in regard to data that’s ready for consumption.

Generally, the data sets are fairly sound; not always. For the weary of mind, perhaps some of the HIMSS research data needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but most times there are jewels. Read more