Speaking as a former u/s tech and a new grad nurse-Hospitals hire more nurses than u/s techs. U/s is fine if you do not need to be able to move around and find the exact right fit for a position, but the opportunities to find the right fit are so much more limited than they are for nurses. How do u/s sign on bonuses compare? There are many more divisions of nursing-emergency, tele, med surg, school, dr's office to mention a few. U/s was a very disappointing profession for me. When we graduated there were no jobs. The hospitals hand picked from the program who they wanted to hire and in spite of my graduating w/ high honors in 1989 they did not pick me or my girlfriend. I went to Virginia to work and soon found out why the position was sitting empty. And my girlfriend eventually got a job out in middle PA where she stayed in forever b/c she could not move elsewhere. She said that she liked it, but I lost touch w/ her. It is a good thing that she did like it b/c she was not able to make a career move. The field was extremelly limited. Run to nursing school and pass up u/s school imho.