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Home » Academics » Course & Program Information » Programs of Study » Health » Nursing Associate Degree » Career Paths & Job Market

Career Paths & Job Market

See the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for median expected salaries and job trends in nursing.

Job Opportunities

As working professionals, nurses may specialize in a particular disease, ailment or condition.

Charting vital signs and intake/output

Charting vital signs and intake/output

They practice in a variety of settings and specialize in a particular disease, ailment or condition or they may provide basic health care to patients. Most nurses work as staff nurses, providing critical health care services along with physicians, surgeons, and other health care practitioners.

Nurses may practice in a variety of settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Schools
  • Outpatient treatment facilities
  • Home health care agencies
  • Correctional facilities
  • Travel Corps
  • Summer Camps
  • Military

Transferring to a Four-Year college

Students who complete an Associate Degree in Nursing may choose to directly enter the workforce or they may transfer into four-year programs for their Bachelor’s in Nursing.

Associate Degree graduates may benefit from specific Articulation Agreements available among participating public and private higher education programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the surrounding New England region.

Please contact the Academic Advising Department for further information, Students may also refer to the Transfer Programs and Events page.

Students may also benefit from taking additional Non-Nursing courses to meet the requirements of the Mass Transfer Block if they are transferring to a Massachusetts State University or University of Massachusetts day program. For additional information go to: http://www.necc.mass.edu/academics/support-services/transfer/transfer-programs/