Hospitals, Clinics and Doctor's Offices what are the pro's and con's of each?

  1. Hospitals, Clinics and Doctor's Offices what are the pro's and con's of each?

    Thanks for your responses.
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  3. by   P_RN
    Quote from Salus69
    Hospitals, Clinics and Doctor's Offices what are the pro's and con's of each?

    Thanks for your responses.
    Pros
    Hospitals- money
    clinics- more autonomy
    Doctors' offices- bankers hours (usually)

    Cons
    Hospitals-less autonomy, less control over hours
    clinics-less money, sometimes less desirable clientele-but not usually
    Doctors' offices-little money, potential for underuse of your education


    IMHO only. I have done all and my favorite was the doctor's office where I brought home $232 a month!
  4. by   Big Bab's
    Quote from P_RN
    Pros
    Hospitals- money
    clinics- more autonomy
    Doctors' offices- bankers hours (usually)

    Cons
    Hospitals-less autonomy, less control over hours
    clinics-less money, sometimes less desirable clientele-but not usually
    Doctors' offices-little money, potential for underuse of your education


    IMHO only. I have done all and my favorite was the doctor's office where I brought home $232 a month!
    Pros-
    Hospitals--If you like doing procedures ie. caths, IVs...etc you'll like the hosp., good money too.
    Clinics--autonomy, something different all the time.
    Offices--you get to know your patients VERY well, over longer periods of time, develop long-term relationships with them. (which can be a pro and a con) and you'll DEFINITELY develop your interpersonal skills in a hurry!...Usually pretty good hours, especially if you have kids.

    Cons-
    Hospitals--politics (ick!!), almost no autonomy, very little control over hours.
    Clinics--You'll meet some strange ones BUT that can be entertaining too!, weird hours.
    Office--the pay really sucks, it can be as little as half what you would make in a hospital setting....but I agree it was my favorite too!
  5. by   Salus
    Thanks for the replies.
  6. by   SCRN1
    When I worked in an office, not only was I getting much less pay, but they also made more demands of my time. I wasn't allowed to leave until EVERYBODY was finished and sometimes we had some long winded docs with their patients during the day. That could sometimes mean (especially during flu season) that it may be 7 or 8 p.m. before I could leave after coming in that a.m. at 7:45. I work PRN at the hospital now, so I don't have to work any day that I choose not to. Our floor stays very busy, so I don't usually have to work about not getting enough time. Another minus about working in an office is that if you wake up sick, they may tell you to come on in & they'll give you meds for it that they keep supplied. At a hospital, they can't treat your sx, so they'll let you stay home. LOL

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