The estimated return on your investment is very high given the average annual salary for nursing educators and the job outlook in the coming years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the need for health educators will grow 13% from 2019 to 2029, and reports the average annual salary at $62,120 ($29.86 per hour)*.
Education is extremely important in healthcare on an ongoing basis. Your credentials and ability to educate the current and future generations of nurses will keep you very competitive in the job market.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.