Overtime? - page 3

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 that much overtime? would they... Read More

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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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    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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    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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    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
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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
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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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    a 100% bracket would be 0 income.


    Quote from hjknisley
    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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    We use a graduated tax system, so I am referring to to the top rate being 100% not a flat tax rate of 100%. And I am only appying it to the last $150,000 since the previous posts made the remark that if you made $150,000 it would be the same as making $300,000. I think you are missing my point. It would still be a large amount of take home money after the first $150,000.
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    I completly agree. We are all adults. If you dont have an answer to the question then skip the post. I am am so sick of the holier than thou attitude of some of the posters on this site. What is wrong with wanting to know the maximum you can make after eight years of schooling?
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    Quote from studentnurse2175
    I completly agree. We are all adults. If you dont have an answer to the question then skip the post. I am am so sick of the holier than thou attitude of some of the posters on this site. What is wrong with wanting to know the maximum you can make after eight years of schooling?
    If you by any chance were referring to me, I'd just like to say I agree with you. My post was just to point out that there's a lot of work in actually becoming a CRNA because I think people just get interested because of the money, which by the way I do NOT think is a problem. But I can see how a holier than thou attitude was given by my post. As I've said before, at the end of the day the only thing that matters is whether or not you perform your job well.


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