Overtime? - page 2

Do/Can CRNA's make as much as MDA'S, say if I was a CRNA and I was making 150k a year for 3 12's a week, if I worked 60 hours every week (like a md) would I make 300k that year? would they pay me... Read More

  1. Visit  ok2bme profile page
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    I know CRNAs who admit that they are in it for the money...they are not disappointed. If relatively high financial security and compensation is important to you, CRNA is a great route. I have zero interest in it, but I do not understand why some nurses get so butthurt if a student or pre-nursing student mentions it as a career aspiration. As for your question..well I don't know the answer. There is a CRNA forum, you are likely to get more informed answers there. Best of luck!!
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  3. Visit  ok2bme profile page
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    oops..didn't realize you did post on the crna forum, thought this was the general discussion, I'm leaving now..
  4. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    Sometimes when you post on the internet, your true intentions don't come thru.

    I'm giving this poster the benefit of the doubt and agree that $300,000 isn't much after taxes. And...if you make $300,000, that puts you in the highest tax bracket and the way things are changing in Washington, you will be taking home significantly less than that.

    Also - it is best to just ignore those posters who don't post what you want to hear. Don't engage them.
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  5. Visit  morphed profile page
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    I think if a person wants to go into a high paying specialty/field because their biggest motivator is money as long as they are going to be good at their job. At the end of the day, the only thing that affects a patient/hospital/co-worker is whether or not you are doing your job well, not whether or not you're in it for the money.
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  6. Visit  loveanesthesia profile page
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    You might make 300k, and some CRNAs do work all the time. Not usually how you describe, many CRNAs are salary and work until the work is done. But you can take your time off and pick up extra hours. That is getting harder to come by as more students are graduating, so it's uncertain if that will continue. Then there is health care reform....

    What is the problem with only entering the profession for money? the biggest concern is you won't work to advance the profession because you don't benifit financially. Many CRNAs over the past 120 years have worked hours upon hours to advance the profession, without being paid for it. We wouldn't have the financial opportunities available today without all those people. We need to protect the profession by being mindful of those who are entering.
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  7. Visit  Forever Sunshine profile page
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    Quote from loveanesthesia
    You might make 300k, and some CRNAs do work all the time. Not usually how you describe, many CRNAs are salary and work until the work is done. But you can take your time off and pick up extra hours. That is getting harder to come by as more students are graduating, so it's uncertain if that will continue. Then there is health care reform....

    What is the problem with only entering the profession for money? the biggest concern is you won't work to advance the profession because you don't benifit financially. Many CRNAs over the past 120 years have worked hours upon hours to advance the profession, without being paid for it. We wouldn't have the financial opportunities available today without all those people. We need to protect the profession by being mindful of those who are entering.
    Nursing.. and that includes from nurses aid to the big hoo ha of the nursing world.. is not a profession that should be sought out just for the money. Because its not that great. You have people's lives in your hands. You need to have a dedication and love for this profession to be successful.
  8. Visit  momcrna profile page
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    Here is how I make extra income. I have one three day a week (12 hr shift) job. This includes one night of call per week. Then I have two side jobs. One independent job at a rural hospital two to three days a month and a relief job covering OB at a hospital on one to two weekend days per month. Will only do this till girls out of college. It is important to balance work schedule to make sure not setting up too many shifts too close as high level of alertness is required for the job. Still $300k is not near my income.
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  9. Visit  hjknisley profile page
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    Not sure why so many people think money as a motivation means you will be inadequate at your job. If you don't have the skills or grades you won't get through the program anyway. How many people decide to become doctors because of the money. Not saying they are all great doctors, but I am not saying they are dangerously incompetent either. They all have the pass exams to become a doctor. They may end up hating their jobs and leaving the profession some day, but people learn the way they learn.
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  10. Visit  KSCRNA profile page
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    We are answering your question but most of all, we are protecting OUR profession. CRNAs cannot think like shift workers. We in most cases are there until the job is done. Being a CRNA for 30+ years, I can tell you that we as a profession are changing and we need to monitor it. CRNAs enjoy the profession, not necessarily the money. With the changes in healthcare reimbursement, who knows what will happen to the salary structure by the time you get into anesthesia. I can honestly tell you that the chances of you making $300,000 is very slim. To earn those kind of salaries you ususally have to work in rural practices and be on call all the time. If it seems like I am lecturing, that is because I am and I have earned the right.
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  11. Visit  FA2Nurse profile page
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    I'm with hj.

    Who cares if she's going into it for money. She'll either love it or hate it. If she hates it, she'll probably leave the industry anyway.

    I have no qualms about saying the flexibility and money is one of the reasons I'm going into nursing. Besides all the other rainbow and sunshine stuff. But I also wasn't stupid enough to say that in my interview. But yes, it's a factor.

    When I have children I want to be able to work PRN - then if I need more money work more.

    Sue me.
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  12. Visit  greatgirl123 profile page
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    well, go to gaswork.com
    there is a need for overtime... and if the math works out, then yeah, u can make that much..
    but, realize, there's a whole lot of dedication in the schooling.
    good luck...

    anybody here can tell me how was the CRNA classes like?? i will like to know
  13. Visit  greatgirl123 profile page
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    lets be honest... many of my coworkers have interest in it for the money... but they also know that there is a dedication towards schooling, and education...
    go to gaswork.com

    there are alot of overtime offering, yes there is 300,000 potential even as a new grad, but like the previous post stated, 300,000 after taxes, will feel like 150,000
  14. Visit  hjknisley profile page
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    I am not sure why everybody keeps saying that $300,000 will be equivalent to $150,000. I don't know of a 100% tax bracket. Even if you you are in the top tax bracket you will still bring home well over half of the additional $150,000. $75,000 of additional take home pay is more than what most Americans make in a year gross.
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