There are different nursing degrees and certificates you can obtain. For instance, you can become a nursing assistant or even a nurse practitioner. To be a CNA, it will only take some months to complete and to become a practitioner, it will take a couple of years to complete.
As a nursing assistant and nurse practitioner, you can find work within hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices and long term care facilities. You are also ale to become a school nurse, home health agencies or staffing agency for nurses.
Some Of the specialties that you can enter into include pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics, gynecology or intensive care. If you like working with the elderly, then you may want to get into geriatrics. You can choose the area you would like to specialize in once you graduate from a nursing program.
Other areas that you can specialize in include specific body parts, like the lungs, circulatory system or the heart, among other areas.
When you work in the nursing field, you will have access to a variety of benefits, including good health care. They are also known to have paid vacations and sick days.
You won't have to worry about not getting work in this field because it's pretty abundant. Nurses are known to be quite in demand. The field will continue to grow above average through 2016.