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Nurse Practitioners

Diagnose and treat illness, either independently or as part of a health care team.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$56.52 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  27.8%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
  • Immunize patients.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
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Job Title Examples:

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

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