Registered Nurses

social interests patient treatment condition medical personnel record disease prevention family healthcare

Charge Nurse, Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Staff Nurse

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN); Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner; Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician; Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Aeromedical Education Technician; Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/Immunization Technician; Clinical Nurse, Emergency/Trauma; Dental Assistant Craftsman, Dental Hygienist; Health Services Management Craftsman, Health Information Technology; Surgical Technologist Apprentice; Surgical Technologist Helper
Army Public Health Nurse; Certified Nurse Midwife; Emergency Nursing; Generalist Nurse; Medical Surgical Nurse; Nurse Corps Officer; Operating Room Specialist; Orthopedic Specialist; Practical Nursing Specialist; Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner
Health Services Technician; Medical Administration Specialty
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Aerospace Medical Technician; Clinical Specialist, Nursing; Emergency/Trauma Nurse; Hemodialysis/Apheresis Technician; Hospital Corpsman Basic; Nurse Anesthetist; Opthalmic Surgical Technician; Orthopedic Technician; Primary Care Nurse Practitioner; SC - Nurse Corps - General
Flight Nurse; Nursing Administrator; Operating Room Nurse
What they do:
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.
On the job, you would:
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.


Math and Science

  • psychology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


  • customer service
  • administrative services


  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


  • do two or more things at the same time


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • eClinicalWorks EHR software Hot Technology
  • Henry Schein Dentrix Hot Technology

Word processing software

  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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