5 Reasons Why a Nursing Degree Can Be Rewarding

Reasons Why Nursing is Rewarding If you are thinking about getting a Nursing Degree, you have come to the right place. There are many reasons why getting a nursing degree is worth it, but we have narrowed it down to what we believe are the top five reasons why nursing is rewarding.


1. Helping Others

If you want to have a profession that enables you to leave work every day saying, “I helped someone today,” than you should definitely look into getting a nursing degree. One of the greatest benefits of being a nurse is the fact that you are able to make a difference in the lives of all sorts of people, every single day. Whether someone is sick, has a broken bone or even having a baby, you get to be a part of that experience and make it better for the person going through it.

2. Versatility

Nurses work hard every single day. But the exciting part is the fact that each day can be different and if you get bored by one aspect of your job, you can still find work doing something in a different atmosphere. Whether you are a live-in nurse, working at a hospital or helping elementary students, getting a nursing degree gives you the chance to help people in all sorts of work situations.

3. Job Security

Even in down economic times, there are some careers that will always be needed and the nursing field is one of them. As long as there are people, they will continue to get sick, hurt, etc. Consequently, there will always be a need for people who can help to heal them. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the nursing field is expected to grow by 26 percent between 2010 and 2020.

4. Financial Stability

On average, registered nurses make over $64,000 per year. At almost $20,000 more than the average wage across all occupations, that means you are making good money.

5. Portability

Being a nurse is a great career to have if your spouse is in a career that can take him or her throughout the country or if you just like to travel. Whether you are moved to a small town or a big city, you will be able to find work and that is a lot more than most careers can offer.

Are there any other reasons you have for wanting to get into the nursing profession? We would love to hear from you!

Sierra Martinez is a Marine Corps wife, mother of one and a writer. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communications and a focus in Public Relations.