When you were in school deciding which nursing speciality would suit you best I bet you never thought that your workplace could be a rock concert, sports arena, or aboard a jet. However, these less common but way cool types of nursing jobs exist—whether you knew it or not.
6 Cool Nursing Jobs
1. Cruise Ship Nursing Jobs
Ever wish you could combine the excitement of a nautical Caribbean vacation with your day-to-day nursing career? Not possible, right? Well you may want to grab your swim trunks and your flippyfloppies and think again. Cruise ships need nurses, too. When you’re out on the open seas anything from minor scrapes to major heart attacks can strike people onboard. That’s why cruise ships need to keep nurses on staff!
2. Rock Concert Nursing Jobs
At large concert venues or musical festivals accidents are bound to happen. Large amounts of people and a lot of movement mixed with alcohol, dancing, and whatever else may happen means that there’s got to be nursing professionals on hand to take care of people who rock-out a little too hard.
3. Flight Nursing Jobs
Want your nursing career to take flight, literally? Flight nursing is a real job for healthcare professionals who truly believe the sky is the limit. Theses nurses can work on either airplanes or helicopters where they are trained to be there in event of an emergency during the flight. Typically, these are emergency nurses or chronic care nurses because of the nature of this job. Nurses can either get these jobs through hospitals or through the military.
4. Forensic Nursing Jobs
Ever watch those shows like CSI or Bones and wish you could help solve crimes like them? Well, you actually can if you’re in the field of forensic nursing. Not only do these professionals help treat patients, but they also “solve the case” about how crimes have been committed. But, you’ve got to have a strong stomach in this particular job because sometimes you have the task of identifying dead bodies, eek!
5. Medical Esthetics Nursing Jobs
For nurses that grew up in the 1980’s, AKA era of the best makeover montages in film history, medical esthetic nursing could be your calling in life. Medical esthetics nurses are responsible or helping patients that are undergoing procedures in the name of beauty such as chemical peels, laser hair removal, and collagen injections.
6. Sports Nursing Jobs
In addition to onsite doctors and therapists for sports teams, they now are employing nurses as well. Nurses are now working in football, baseball, hockey, and even NASCAR. A perfect career for the medically-trained jock.