Ambivalent career thoughts.....

  1. Hi everyone,
    I just read a thread where the majority of the nurses have chosen to change careers. I honestly don't want to spend a huge amount of good money and time (college) working for something that I won't eventually stay with till retirement. I'm sure the majority of you feel that way as well. Although I truly think being a nurse (anesthetist to be exact) will make me emotionally as well as financially happy in the future as a single parent. But the problem is I find I am also attracted to the business side of many professions. Just something about the business aspects of things turns me on! Well, CEO of a major business firm sounds good to me, but the mothering, sympathetic me wants to "change peoples lives for the better"; not sheets, but lives. I want people to be comfortable and happy to trust me in aiding them through delivery/surgery. I want to become a nurse anesthetist......or should I drop that dream and major in Marketing or business administration? MOST important thing to me is being financially well off but having time with my child(ren). I know I could work part-time as a CRNA and do that.
    Any advice will be greatly appreciated...thank you very much.
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   sjoe
    Business, definitely.
  4. by   cactus wren
    Go for the MBA...sounds that it would make you happier in the long run
  5. by   sbic56
    You seem to be a little more enthusiastic about the business degree. Go for that one.
  6. by   ASU_Sdvls
    I have a MBA degree that I am not using right now because the business world is very demanding. I was a broker and decided that the stress of it was too much plus if you add all the hours that I worked I was problably making less than $35 per hour, granted I was making over six figures a year. As a result, I have changed my career path and am working on becoming a CRNA. This career path of nursing allows me the chance of being my own employer. However, I have to work at a critical care area for a year (I chose NICU because I did not like working with adults during my rotation) after graduating from nursing school. After that getting my nurse anesthesia degree, I plan to work for a hospital for about a year, then either look for a partnership position or work on my own. Good luck with your decision.