Quote from btoddrn
I am looking for someone that worked last year as a 1099 CRNA worker. I am trying to figure out the difference between CRNAs and RNs in working as 1099 workers in the hospital setting. If you know of any reasons why CRNAs can but RNs can't work as 1099 independent contractors for hospitals, I would love to know why. Thanks!
Anyone can work as 1099, it is just a question of if an employer will hire you. As a CRNA it only looks like you make much more money. After paying for health insurance, taxes, extra taxes that are usually paid by employer, disability, malpractice insurance, etc. you don't make much more. The difference being you can pick your benefits ( if the health insurance or retirement they offer aren't any good). Most 1099 positions are locum tenens, temporary workers. When hospitals want to save money they get rid of 1099s first, at least the hospitals I work at. I have never known an RN who was a1099. The hospitals I work at only want long term employees, and most RNs don't want a 1099.