With the nursing field as a whole expected to grow an estimated 19 percent by 2022, and a strong uptick for national median annual wage expected, Clinical Nurse Leaders who are actively working to identify a career path and gain the necessary skills will find themselves with a world of opportunity ahead. Scroll down to see Top Clinical Nurse Leader Specialties Infographic. Get more information about salary info by CNL specialty, along with job description, required skills, plus, stats on the job market.

  1. Clinical Nurse Leader

Job description:

  • Lead all clinical nursing tasks within their organization
  • Delegating tasks, organizing patient medication, administering medicine, following up with physicians
  • Planning other nurses’ schedules

Salary:

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Range: $53,653 – $98,662
Average: $74,374

Required skills: ♡🗣 💻

  • Problem-solving
  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Administering medicine
  • Verbal communication

Stats on the job market:

  • By 2024, the job market demand is expected to increase by 31 percent
  • States with the highest concentration of jobs: New York, Ohio, Florida

 

  1. Clinical Educator

Job description:

  • Provide nutritional information, advice on prevention of illness and disease
  • The role exists in various settings including in-field, in classrooms, within public health frameworks, or consulting insurance companies

Salary:

$$$$$

Range: $54,556 – $101,775
Average: $74,868

Required skills: ♡🗣

  • Communication skills
  • Education skills, including specialty skills in some fields
  • Developing education materials
  • Patience and understanding
  • Time management skills

Stats on the job market:

  • By 2024, the job market demand is expected to increase by 13 percent
  • States with the highest concentration of jobs: Georgia, New York, California

 

  1. Staff Nurse

Job description:

  • Assess patients and administer care and medications as needed, typically in a hospital or long-term care facility
  • Keeping notes on patients’ care and development, managing nurse attendants, and delegating tasks

Salary:

$$$$$
Range: $40,886 – $100,357
Average: $65,305

Required skills: ♡♖🗣

  • Acute and critical care
  • Verbal communication
  • Administering care and medicine
  • Stress management
  • Problem-solving

Stats on the job market:

  • By 2024, the job market demand is expected to increase by 16 percent
  • States with the highest concentration of jobs: Pennsylvania, Florida

 

  1. Quality Care Coordinator

Job description:

  • Formulate, develop, and implement treatment plans for patients
  • Communicate to families and patients about the treatment plan being administered
  • Ensure that education and practice standards are consistently being met

Salary:

$$$$$
Range: $29,721 – $67,058
Average: $40,962

Required skills: ♡♖🗣

  • Written and verbal communication
  • Home health and care
  • Counseling skills
  • Case management and scheduling
  • Patient education

Stats on the job market:

  • By 2024, the job market demand is expected to increase by 17 percent
  • States with the highest concentration of jobs: Ohio, New York

 

  1. Case Manager

Job description:

  • Give patients advice and guidance during treatment plans
  • Work with recovering addicts, elderly patients, people with severe illness, or impoverished individuals
  • Compiling and analyzing patient records, as well as regular information auditing

Salary:

$$$$$
Range: $28,956 – $69,804
Average: $38,686

Required skills: ♡♖🗣

  • Verbal communication
  • Time management and organization
  • Counseling and service
  • Client interaction
  • Information analysis

Stats on the job market:

  • By 2024, the job market demand is expected to increase by 12 percent
  • States with the highest concentration of jobs: Massachusetts, Ohio, New York

 

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Source of information: Bureau of Labor Statistics