Who do nurses make more than? - page 5

by Amber215 12,133 Views | 72 Comments

Im passionate about this field, but let's be realistic here..I want to have a good job in ALL aspects aha I mean do nurses get bragging rights I mean what can a nurse actually do or buy?? I live in phila pa and want hmm lets say... Read More


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    My rent is more than that, my car payment is way too high, i pay all my utilities myself and I buy just about whatever I want. Now add a daughter to the mix, I dont think I could do that without sacrificing some for me, which is what kids are about right? So i say yes you can.
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    I'm just going to be brutally honest here. If this is an example of your communication style, you are going to have a hard time finding any kind of job that is likely to provide the kind of income and lifestyle you describe. I apologize if this sounds harsh, but the job market is tight and projecting a professional demeanor is the key to success in any field. Good luck, whatever you decide to do!
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    I'm single. I've lived comfortably on 45-50 grand a year. Not extravagant by any means though. As a new grad, I made 86 000 working full time after my first year of nursing. Cost of living is high, so that's relative. However, as I mentioned in a previous thread, it all amounts to money management, not your income. I still live as though I'm making 50-60 thousand a year, in order to have savings. I also have no intention of working full time forever, so I'd rather not up my lifestyle too much. Whatever you do, with respect to ANY career, be wise about it. 80 grand is also not typical for most new grads or experienced nurses. It all depends where you live and what the market is like.
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    Every profession has people that have champagne tastes on a beer budget. This is why there are so many bankruptcies.

    Fuzzy
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    Ive got my own opinion but Ive decided to keep it to my self. A haha
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    As a general rule, your rent should not be more than what you make in a week, your car should not be worth more than half what you make in a year, and you should always have saved 2 or 3 months of income in case something were to happen, such as losing your job, getting sick, etc. You should read up on financial planning and budgeting so that you can plan on not over-stretching your wallet. And realistically, it is also a safe bet to be putting 5-10 percent of your income away into a savings account as well.
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    Also, you can go to O*NET OnLine, it is a govt funded website of median salaries by state,job growth, and outlook for every profession you can think of, as well as lists of tasks,skills, and education that is needed for that profession. If you search RN and scroll all the way to the bottom, there is a drop down menu where you can change the state and see what their median salaries are, and it also lists how many current job openings there are. This site really helped cement my decision to move to Florida to pursue my RN career. I had seen that there were about 1600 nursing openings in CT when I graduated, and I knew there were 1500 RN graduates coming out of school May 2012. Just from that alone, I knew it would be tough to get a job in CT as a new grad, and it was, I applied to every single hospital in the state and got rejection emails. I looked at Florida's outlook and current openings and it was about 6400. I moved to FL and got a job within a week of getting my FL license endorsed. It really is a great website
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    your post is greatly entertaining. please do not go into this field.
    -K
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    Quote from kevagonia
    your post is greatly entertaining. please do not go into this field.
    -K
    Are you kidding me? WHy should someone who wants to make good money not go into this field? people type online differently or put it differently than others so what?
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    you sound young, and you want a lot. Neither of those are bad things so don't get all huffy on me. Prepare to work lots and I mean LOTS of overtime if you are a single mom. If you're married and your husband makes similar to what you do, you may be able to swing the lifestyle you want.
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