Is there any nursing job that'll make $30,000+/yr for the FIRST job? - page 2

Guys, it seems like computer jobs are going to be outsourced... (from what people have said to me...) and i wanted a job into computers... but now i dont want to. anyways, i was wondering what kind... Read More

  1. by   TheCommuter
    I have been working as an LVN for only six months and have already earned $30,000 to date. However, I love the sense of fulfillment and purpose that comes with my career. There are other careers that involve less paperwork, blood, sweat, tears, loss of life, poop, pee-pee, and rude treatment if your sole motivating factor is the money.
  2. by   tridil2000
    Quote from Ann RN
    Wrong reason to go into nursing.

    ya, especially when he realizes how grossly UNDERPAID he is for the workload!

    gees, you can make 30k working ft at home depot.
  3. by   Meerkat
    Give the guy a break...he was just asking.
  4. by   TallGirlAni
    My first job as an RN right out of school was $50,000 base pay without my shift differential (15% extra per hour), weekend differential(25% extra per hour), or overtime (time and a half). Plus, the 5 weeks off per year, 10 holidays, and 13 sick days per year. I work for the VA and the benefits were wonderful.

    However, I did not choose nursing for the money. And, my career is very involved and can be very stressful. As hard as it is at times, I am very satisfied when I get home at the end of my shift and I look forward to coming into work. I chose nursing for reasons other than the money, and it just so happens to pay my bills.

    Going to school for 4 years, sacrificing sleep, money, time, effort was worth it for me in the end. If you are going to make this invesment for yourself, I would encourage you to go into nursing for your own reasons so that you find that you did not make the wrong career move.

    You do not want to be the nurse that hates his or her job, because it will show to your coworkers and your patients. You do not want to be the nurse that is just trying to make it through the shift and to the next paycheck because it will eat you up inside and spit you out.

    Nurses have a huge responsibility and people's lives are at stake. When evaluating whether this is wise for you financially, this is a fair consideration. If you are looking to make at least 30,000 per year, then you should have no problem as a new RN.

    While you are considering the financial aspects of becoming a nurse, I also ask you to consider the other aspects of nursing and examine if this is for you. Talk to nurses, see an advisor at a university, see if it is possible to shadow a nurse, etc.

    Ask yourself if this is something that you can take seriously as a career?
    How do you handle stressful situations? How do you communicate with others? Do you get sick to your stomach when you have to clean up a person's bottom? Are you queasy at the site of blood or sputum? Can you handle the stenches of the human body?

    Nursing is not a glamorous profession and the buck stops with us. We are the patients' advocate and we have to make sure that the jobs they need us to do get done.
    Since this is a huge investment on your part (time and money), these are definite things to consider. I hope you take the time to do so.

    Best of luck to you and your decision.....
  5. by   casi
    Quote from Matt000
    Guys, it seems like computer jobs are going to be outsourced... (from what people have said to me...) and i wanted a job into computers... but now i dont want to.
    anyways, i was wondering what kind of nursing job that'll get me $30,000+ /yr ? right after I graduate from college with a certain degree in (sugessted major).
    Why so high, you may ask.? Well, it's really to pay the college loan as fast as I can when i graduate and to support myself.
    I'll take any nursing job really. I just wanna pay off that high college loan...
    (unless u have some good ideas to pay off college)
    Im going to be a junior in college, so I'm very worried now... please help. I know college isnt going to be here for a while, but still, I want to have some plan early and ready. I need to choose my major now, so I dont do my generals first for 2 years, and spend X years for the major when i could take generals + major at the same time.
    Basically....what's a nursing major that can earn 30,000/yr right after graduating from college?

    THANKS!

    a whole lot. !

    You should really check out the pre-nursing and student nursing boards on this site. I think it would give you a lot of insight on what you are getting into.

    Nursing normally requires 1-2 years of pre-reqs or generals and then 2-3years of Nursing school. Well that's for an RN program, LPN is a little bit different, but I don't know the specifics as I'm aiming for an RN program right now.

    What point are you at in your education that you HAVE to join a major? Most college students seem to change their majors at least once.
  6. by   IndyGal
    If you're interested in computers and the health care field, you might consider researching careers in health informatics or bioinformatics. Those are both growing fields right now. Just a thought.
  7. by   SharonH, RN
    I read Matt's other posts and it sounds like he doesn't know a lot about nursing and he is trying to learn something about the field before he commits a lot of time and energy. GOOD IDEA. I think it's wonderful that you are asking about the salary even before you start, that is the financially prudent thing to do. And if that is one of the main reasons you are in it, once again there is nothing wrong with that. We are not all in it because we have a higher calling, etc. etc.


    And to answer your question, you can absolutely make $30,000 your first year, in fact you should be able to make $40,000.
  8. by   gauge14iv
    And there is nothing wrong with knowing what you are committing yourself to financially before you sign on the dotted line.

    Smart if you ask me!
  9. by   tookewlandy
    My mom has been a nurse for almost 25 years, i thought longer but i guess not. She loves he job and loves her patients. i asked her if she had a higher calling, and is that why she chose nursing, She said no she is not Florence Nightingale, at the time it was a good opportunity for her and her future family. meaning money wise and job stability, all of th wrong reason as you would all put it.

    Me, i am going in because this is something i think i could be good at, the paycheck, job stability, and i love helping people. So just answer the guys questions don't lecture him I'm sure he knows what nursings is about, and if not its not hard to find out. Nursing isn't some magical calling for everyone, and just because its not, does not mean someone will not last in the profession than someone who is "called" to nursing.

    Matt Good luck, get informed before you make you decision, and if you do decide to chose nursing good luck in your quest.


    Andy
  10. by   begalli
    Quote from IndyGal
    If you're interested in computers and the health care field, you might consider researching careers in health informatics or bioinformatics. Those are both growing fields right now. Just a thought.
    This is what I was thinking as well.

    Matt - take this:

    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos258.htm

    and apply it to something like this:

    http://www.informatics-review.com/jobdesc/index.html

    I wouldn't give up on your technology leaning dreams so easily. Now if only your school offers such a degree.....

    Nursing itself is so much different than what seems to be what you want to do? Working at the bedside is something that every nurse must do, even if only during school. Is that really what you want? They don't teach anything about computers or informatics in any nursing program, as far as my experience goes. Not all computer related jobs are being outsourced and as a matter of fact, according to the bls website the field is expected to grow.

    Don't compromise your aspirations. Make it work.
  11. by   Agnus
    Nursing IS the major.

    By the way do you not want computers because of the outsourcing? Why couldn't you work for the company that provides the outsourcing? You seem a little confussed and easily misled, or I am confused.
    Last edit by Agnus on Aug 11, '06
  12. by   Gompers
    Quote from Agnus
    Nursing IS the major.

    By the way do you not want computers because of the outsourcing? Why couldn't you work for the company that provides the outsourcing? You seem a little confussed and easily misled, or I am confused.
    The companies are outsourcing the work to employees in other countries. So instead of calling tech support and having some guy in Oklahoma help you fix your computer, it's some guy in a country halfway around the globe, because their pay is much less than what Mr. Oklahoma would ask for.
  13. by   Agnus
    Quote from Gompers
    The companies are outsourcing the work to employees in other countries. So instead of calling tech support and having some guy in Oklahoma help you fix your computer, it's some guy in a country halfway around the globe, because their pay is much less than what Mr. Oklahoma would ask for.
    Well yes if that is your goal to be a tech support person. And if it is your goal start your own company. Get your head out of the box it is in.

    My son-in-law is a programer. Trust me he works in the good ol' usa and that is not about to change. He's works on medical related programs.

    You sound like you latch on to bits of information and run in a panic with it. I understand you are gathering information here. Please, though relax.

    You are worried about your student loans, you are worried the computer business might not be there when you are ready for it. You are worried about declareing a major. For someone so young you worry way too much. The sky is not falling. Have you ever considered you could leave your country to achieve your goals. Though it does not seem you have defined any yet. If a business you are interested moves you can move. Or you can start something that repaces it and even better.

    Sit back a bit waite until you have more experience in life and know what you should be worried about before you get yourself tied in such a knot. You are woried about a degree in 4 years. It took me from start to finish 30 years to complete my Associate degree. I don't expect you will take anywhere that long but along the way some really wonderful things came into my life because I took that route.

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