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Nurse Practitioners


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

Nurse Practitioners diagnose and treat a wide variety of illnesses. They may work on their own or with a team of health care specialists. They operate at the highest level of nursing care and must have specialized nursing education. For example, they may order and interpret diagnostic tests or prescribe medication.

Wages $59.29 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Excellent
Education & Training Graduate degree (any type) is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Therapeutic Services
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