Registered nurses, the level most people in the profession aspire to, make an average of $77,500 per year. Many work in hospitals, clinics, and hospices. However, it's also possible to find a job in mental health facilities, public health and education organizations, nursing homes, schools, and in at-home care situations.
Demand for nurses is currently high in the U.S.A, but this isn't exactly good news. As many as a third planned to leave their jobs or the whole profession in 2022. Excessive stress and poor working conditions are often cited as the reason, especially post-coronavirus. It should be noted that employees in European, not-for-profit hospitals are significantly happier with their jobs. Salaries are lower but comparable there, an extra incentive to study nursing outside the United States.