7. Clinical Nurse Specialist
These advanced practice RNs act as a clinical resource for nurses and work closely with the staff on complex or high-risk patients. Most work in hospitals and evaluate current protocols and help implement new policies. They primarily focus on improving patient care, and can specialize in a particular area of care like oncology or pain management.
Average Salary: $89,300
Top Salary: $130,000
Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: A | Low stress: B