Hello all this is my first post,forgive me if it's in the wrong section. I am currently taking my pre-reqs for the nursing program at my community college but lately I have been feeling doubtful and confused if this is what I really want.
I want to work in a clinic (preferably pediatrics or ob/gyn) not a hospital, but I heard they only hire medical assistants and if they do hire nurses it's only for the phone calls not dealing with any patients. I live in southern California if that's any help. My community college has both programs (both certified and both lead to an associates) but classes are really full so it is taking me longer than I had hoped to do nursing.
My family wants me to do nursing for the money (I am married and have a 8 month old baby girl) but I am worried about not being able to work at a physician's office. If I choose medical assistant I am worried about the money and not having enough to live by. Any opinions out there I would really appreciate it! BTW I am not against becoming a medical assistant,I just want to work in a clinic and do a great job for my future patients.