I'm in Ohio and I have worked about a yr in LTC and while I like my geriatrics I have always been interested in working in a clinic/urgent care setting, it's actually my childhood dream of being a clinic nurse. Ive found however these establishments only hire MA's. Urgent care is ALL MA's and and DR's office I've been in is strictly MA's with possibly one seasoned RN and that is rare. Even surgery centers. I am an LPN and have no desire to be a MA. Taking a pay cut would be worth it to me just for the experience but I've found 0 job postings and feel odd applying to places with no nurses currently working there. Can I apply to MA jobs? What can they do I cant? Is this nationwide or just where I live? Reason I ask is I looked into jobs in another state and found more LPN job postings for clinics etc. I am working on my RN but it seems I should just quit and become a MA in order to get the kind of job I want!