Quote from hocke5716
If a person did become a crna are they stuck doing that for good or is there anything else that would relate to it without having wasted the prior schooling.
I know of ZERO CRNAs who feel like they are stuck in a job forever that they do not like. No CRNA ever wants to give up anesthesia. It just doesn't happen.
Of course, there are ways to build on your career, and advance in your profession.
You can become active in your state association, run for office, become state president.
You can develop your management skills, and become chief of your department. You can become an entrepreneur and start your own business.
You can teach nurse anesthesia students, clinically in the operating room, or as a didactic classroom instructor.
You can participate in research activities. You can advance your education by earning a doctorate degree.
If you think nurse anesthesia is a dead end job, you do not have a realistic picture of it. Wait until you get there, to see what you really think.
I entered nurse anesthesia because I was tired of the same old thing, and I wanted new challenges. That was several decades ago, and I still feel just as excited and stimulated by my work as I did when I started.
With all these opportunities, why would I even consider changing paths to enter medicine? If I wanted that, I would have done it in the first place.