Over the past few months, I have been blogging on the high demand and need for nurses. With two male career change clients moving into nursing, I have been following the field a lot lately.
A unique and growing niche in nursing is Diabetes Management Nurse Practitioners and Educators. With millions of Americans being diagnosed with diabetes, the demand for these nurses is growing as there is a need to educate individuals on proper nutrition and how to manage the disease (testing blood sugar levels, insulin injections, etc.).
Diabetes nurse practitoners have a Masters in Nursing with a specialization in the endocrine system. Another route into this field is a registered nurse designation who has an the advanced Certified Diabetes Educator credential.
Pay scales are high, ranging from $90,000 to $135,000.
To learn more, go to:
American Association of Diabetes Educators:
American Diabetes Association:
Joslin Diabetes Center: