(Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist)
"Reflecting the level of responsibility they assume on a daily basis, CRNAs are some of the best-paid nursing specialists currently working. According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the reported average annual salary in 2006 was approximately $165,000."
I am considering this a potential career destination. I'm on track for the AS but would need a min. BS and probably MSN. I know if i were to do that I'd just be spending 1/3 of my life in school but let's face it there must be a teeny tiny part of me that enjoys the torture of school.
The website I got the above quote doesn't list it but UT Knoxville offers this degree program. My local 4 yr University doesn't. Interesting...
Update: They also offer this degree at UTC (Chattanooga) in addition to the nurse practitioner masters...can you say overly ambitious :)