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Hey everyone... i have a personal question of sorts for all the CRNAs....what was life like after school...debt wise? I ask bc as I begin to apply to CRNA schools...and look at the debt I'm aout to get myself into (for a... Read More


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    Quote from MeTheRN

    An old buddy from high school is a lawyer who specializes in real estate. His net gross income is $500,000 annually. My friend's sister is CPB perfusionist. She makes $100-110K annually which isn't double what a CRNA makes but is somewhat comparable considering how easy she says her job is. A nursing school friend of mine is a NP in dermatology. She makes $180K and squeezes pimples for a living (her words not mine)! And lastly, my dear parents buy and sell stocks for a living. Although there's a lot of mental fatigue and work involved, they've never had to deal with an anterior airway and a Mallampati of 4. They make more than I ever will, and that's fine with me. Luckily I like the job!
    That should be followed by the disclaimer "results not typical". Those NP jobs are out there but not easy to land, I think avg pay was around 90k. I personally would not consider the exam lawyers take as an easy test and again many do not make that amount your friend does and real estate can be like playing the stock market. I had a buddy in minerals/oil. He was making $300-500k a year, then when prices suddenly dropped he was out of business and working for the state gov for about 40k. His job was not very hard but it also was not typical for his colleagues to make that much.

    I was just replying that there really aren't a lot of jobs that consistently pay more but I would also say this isn't an easy job either.
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    Quote from manusko
    That should be followed by the disclaimer "results not typical". Those NP jobs are out there but not easy to land, I think avg pay was around 90k. I personally would not consider the exam lawyers take as an easy test and again many do not make that amount your friend does and real estate can be like playing the stock market. I had a buddy in minerals/oil. He was making $300-500k a year, then when prices suddenly dropped he was out of business and working for the state gov for about 40k. His job was not very hard but it also was not typical for his colleagues to make that much.

    I was just replying that there really aren't a lot of jobs that consistently pay more but I would also say this isn't an easy job either.
    I think LIFE should be followed by the disclaimer "results not typical" :spin: You're right, nurse anesthesia is probably one of the only professions besides becoming a physician where you can consistently make a six figure salary without having to be extremely lucky or innovative. But unfortunately not everyone can or will get into nurse anesthesia school or finish it, or they might not even like it. A girl at my school quit clinicals the first month because she realized it was "not for her"
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    Quote from njxcrush18
    Hey everyone...

    i have a personal question of sorts for all the CRNAs....what was life like after school...debt wise?

    I ask bc as I begin to apply to CRNA schools...and look at the debt I'm aout to get myself into (for a worthwhile cause)....i look back at the past 5 years i've been a nurse and worked greuling 4-5 shift weeks (OT) to dig myself out of undergrad college debt, while still afford a modest studio in NYC....and truth, without the OT -- i'd have never made ends meet.

    I realize they say save save save before going to school...and yes, I'm in that process.

    What was life life for the CRNA's after school? Does your debt hold you back? Are you pulling tons of OT / 2 jobs to make ends meet?

    I don't ask if it's worth it...bc honestly, I know job satusfaction and happiness is.

    The Website Epidoodle compared Cost of living with Salary to come up with where your money will go the farthest as a CRNA. NYC came in last place by far.

    http://www.epidoodle.com/2012/07/18/...cost-living-2/


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