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Employment in NJ

Average NJ Salary

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Advanced Practice Nurse Advanced Practice Nurses work in cooperation with physicians to prescribe medicine and conduct physical examinations. They are qualified to directly treat a wide range of critical medical problems as well as more common illnesses. 1,000 $90,000 Master's degree in Nursing required; national certification and license by New Jersey State Board of Nursing required. Graduate and or Post Graduate
Certified Nurses Assistant/Nurses Aide/ Patient Care Technician Certified Nurses Assistants/Nurses Aides/Patient Care Technicians attend to patient comfort and treatment, particularly those who are bed-ridden and need assistance with daily tasks. 44,350 $26,180 High school/vocational-technical degree plus certification/license. 90-hour training program through agencies such as Red Cross, community colleges, or medical facilities; must be certified by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. High School / Vocational Technical School
Home Health Aide Home Health Aides, with guidance from a registered nurse, assist patients with their basic living activities in home settings or residential facilities. 40,000 $23,080 High school/vocational-technical degree plus certification/license. 76-hour training program required; all Home Health Aides must pass a written and skills competency test to be eligible for certification through the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. High School / Vocational Technical School
Licensed Practical Nurse Licensed Practical Nurses work with doctors and registered nurses on direct patient care and maintain close supervision of patients' symptoms and reactions to medication. 12,460 $49,520 High school/vocational-technical degree plus completion of a state-approved Licensed Practical Nursing program required; must be licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. High school/ vocational technical school
Registered Nurse Registered Nurses offer health information and provide direct patient care to patients and their families in close coordination with other health care professionals. 65,020 $73,410 Associate's degree in Nursing or a Bachelor's degree in Nursing required; must be certified by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. Associate's