You may wonder if becoming a nurse is a means for reliable employment and if the employment prospects for nurses is a responsible choice. After all, it costs money to receive an education in nursing and you want to make sure that the money will be put to good use for future employment.
The nursing profession has weathered through this recent economic upheaval. The demand for nursing has increased in the last 20 years, both in health centers and hospitals as well as in private practices.
Quite a bit of nurses now are nearing retirement and of course will enjoy a guaranteed pension. But they are also getting older, nearing their late 50's and early 60's. Along with the aging process comes the need for medical attention and more demands for nurses. There is a high demand for Certified Nursing Assistant as well as Emergency Medical Technicians. The competition is great; attracting top notch individuals takes money.
Because of the stiff competition, employers are willing to pay for moving expenses as well as offer hefty bonuses upon signing long term contracts. Salaries are very competitive, each medical facility attempting to attract the best nurses with promises of hefty yearly salaries.
Because many jobs have been affected by the economic recession, there are many people who wish they could have redirected their career goals. Had they thought about this when graduating from high school, and started working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), they would have been able to work at a job seemingly immune to the economic catastrophe and still be able to retire with a more than modest income.
Because nursing jobs are becoming harder and harder to fill, students attending a nursing school program will find that they have a pick as to where they want to practice their profession and know that once they graduate and pass their nursing licensure test, they can "sit back" and let potential employers woo them..
For nursing school students, the prospect for becoming employed as a nurse has never been better. The hardest decision a potential nurse has to make is whether they want to work in a hospital or with a physician in private practice. It really depends how high, within the nursing profession, you want to climb. In that respect, the "sky is the limit" and now is the time to decide if a nursing profession is something you want to pursue.
So exactly what do you have to do to get the best paying welding jobs?
Some things never change. If you want to make top dollar as a welder, you need to weld pipe and you need to be able to pass any pipe welding certification test under the sun. Tig root with a stick fill, 6010 root with 7018 fill, Tig all the way, it shouldn’t matter what the welding test is, you need to be able to pass it.
Pipe welding jobs typically pay more than other structural welding jobs. You know Why?
Because Pipe and tubing welding tests are just plain harder to pass than structural welding certification tests.
That in itself makes it harder for the employer to find qualified welders. The laws of Supply and demand take over and the pay goes up in order to attract the best welders.
But be aware, almost across the board , union jobs pay better than non union jobs. This is not a pro union statement. Its just a fact, and lets face it, money is the reason we weld.
The best paying welding jobs according to my internet research are:
Welding for a living can be physically demanding even for a young man. I strongly encourage anyone who gets one of these jobs to seize the opportunity to learn all you can about the trade to make yourself more valuable and so that you can take things to the next level when the time is right.