>>9518773>a nurse of this kind.
Nurse = registered nurse which requires either a 2 or 4 year degree. A step below that is an LPN (licensed practical nurse) which requires one year or so of school. Below that is CNA (certified nursing assistant) which is a couple of months of part-time classes in the evening.
RN's assess patients, administer meds, etc. LPNs administrate meds and do other lower level tasks. CNAs, wipe asses, help patients get to the bathroom, check their basic vital signs and that is about it.
Pay for RNs is really good. You work three 12hr shifts per week and make $30-35/hr with lots of opportunities for overtime if you want it. LPNs do ok and CNAs can make anywhere from from minimum wage to actually decent pay considering how little training/education is required. Nursing homes around me are currently paying CNAs $16-20/hr.