A nurse on an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a hospital takes care of critically ill patients who may require close monitoring. Some of these patients require very specialized equipment for their care.
Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor's degree in nursing is required to obtain these positions. Some hospital positions may require nurses to have a bachelor’s degree.
The job outlook for nurses (in general) looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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Nurses typically work in hospitals, doctor's offices, residential care facilities, schools, and in home healthcare. Because many healthcare facilities are open around the clock, nurses may be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, or any combination of these. In addition, this can be a physically demanding job. Nurses may be required to lift or move patients, and they may also spend most of the day on their feet.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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