I totally disagree that nursing is one of the most disrespected professions. If it were, I wouldn't be going to nursing school
I'm about the only individual left in my entire family that isn't a Doctor, Nurse, Respiratory Therapist or a Medical Technologist (they are teasing me now that I am about to "join the cult").
Maybe it's just me, but in my entire life, I have run into more people bashing physicians and haven't heard of anyone bashing nurses....ever. Maybe I'll hear it more when I'm in a hospital...but every job has it's hardships.
I have never anyone say that nursing was a crappy job, that nurses were poorly trained or poorly educated.
If YOU think the nursing is one of the most disrespected professions, then maybe to YOU, it is.
....and for the record...on salary.com, the profession you should be searching is "RN" or "Registered Nurse" or "LPN". A health care technician is a completely different field.
I'm not saying that I will love my job once I graduate...but it's also going to depend largely on what I make of it.