All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $28,087
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $33.41
    Median: $39.89
    Experienced: $47.34
  • Growth (2014-2019)8%
  • Openings (2014-2019)888
  • Current Employment 25,541
  • Projected Employment 26,161
  • Typical Entry-level Education Associate degree

Registered Nurses

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Patient Care
  • Treatment Planning
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Patient Direction
  • Acute Care
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Communication
  • Planning
  • English
  • Leadership
  • Organization

occupational tasks

  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records
  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs
  • Monitor, record and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement or evaluate patient care plans

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)