hi everyone...i am a 21 year old single mom to a 19 month old little girl. i was originally wanting to begin a career in nursing, however i was turned away from it. i thought it was something i really wanted to do but during a routine band-aid change at my grandma's house, i realized i might not have the stomach for it. all my grandma wanted was for me to change a few of her bandages and as soon as she pulled the old ones off, i felt my gag reflex kick in...this gives me a great deal of compassion and respect for all the nurses out there!
now, i am thinking of two other choices which were second and third on my list, should nursing not work out (or the wait list was too long!)
its between rad tech and respiratory therapist. both with an associates degree at my local community college.
my question is, because you are all nurses, you clearly have knowledge of these careers and their job outlook and duties. if nothing else, i hope someone can at least provide some perspective. i understand respiratory also deals with some bodily fluids and such, so i am just looking for a bit of advice, basically job outlook info.
pay, i hear, is well for both...not amazing but definetly something you can live on so that isnt really a concern.
any help/advice would be greatly appreciated! thank you all in advance for helping me!