Maine is a nature-lover’s state, with scenic coastlines, quaint coastal villages, world-class skiing and health care educational and career opportunities that could sate any health care worker’s appetite. Some of the jobs that need attention in Maine include surgical technologists, radiologist jobs, occupational therapists and physical therapists.

Becoming a Nurse in Maine

Nurses who wish to earn a BSN or MSN in Maine can do so at Husson College in Bangor, University of Main in Orono, the University of New England in Biddeford, or the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Most of these universities offer specialties in adult and family care, physiology and anatomy. Smaller schools, such as Southern Main Technical College in South Portland and Central Main Community College in Auburn offer an associate’s degree in nursing. Nurses who wish to study holistic care can do so at the University of Maine in Fort Kent.

Nursing Jobs in Maine

Nurses who seek employment in Maine will find salaries that are comparable with the rest of the nation. For instance, the LPN emergency nurse in Main can earn $26,000 per year, and the RN who works as an emergency nurse can make anywhere from $44,000 to $104,000 per year. Major health care employers in this state include Eastern Main Healthcare Systems, with job openings in the Aroostook, Katahdin-Moosehead, Kennebec, Bangor and Downeast regions; Maine General Health, a network of acute care hospitals, physician practices, rehabilitation centers, long term nursing care, and assisted living and retirement communities located in Augusta, Gardiner, Hallowell, Jackman, Manchester, Oakland, Skowhegan, Waterville/Fairfield and Winthrop; and Maine Medical Center in Portland.