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Nurse Practitioners

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education. 

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Employment Outlook
Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 2.6%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 130
Wages
Median Hourly Click for more information on Entry Level Wage $49.48 per hour
Average Click for more information on Average Wage $103,910 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree). 
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