The Fastest-Growing Jobs in America Paying $75,000 or More

5. Nurse practitioners

a female nurse in blue scrubs from the neck down, with a stethoscope around her neck, holding a piece of paper and a pen

Nurse practitioners go through a lot of training, but it’s a rewarding career.  | Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

  • Median salary: $107,460
  • Growth rate: 31%

The job scope of nurse practitioners varies depending on the state of practice. Generally speaking, nurse practitioners have received advanced training beyond that of a registered nurse and are able to prescribe medications, as well as treat and diagnose an illness.

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