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Washington reports median wages for the following positions:  RN ($35.56 hr/$74,000 yr); LPN ($21.98 hr/$45,700 yr); NA ($13.02 hr/$27,100 yr).  There will always be a need for nurses in hospitals, but an increasing number of nurses will be employed in home health, long-term care, and ambulatory care settings. Nurses can work anywhere in the world with many options of where to work/what to do.

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is the nation’s primary source of occupational information.  The O*Net Online database is an interactive research tool for exploring and searching occupations.  The database, developed by the US Department of Labor, contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors, and provides a variety of FREE Career Exploration Tools. 

America’s Career InfoNet - Career One Stop
U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Outlook Handbook

For more detailed job specific information about Washington State healthcare employment trends, wage rates, employment opportunities, job tasks, etc. search the career links listed below.