My friend is an RN and knows about my interest in becoming a nurse. She talked about how she might have become an Ultrasound Tech if she had to do it all over again. She states the pay is similiar, but the politics and stress involved are often much less. She also states the hours are often standard 40 hour work weeks depending on where you are employed. Just curious as to any feedback any of you might have. Is the pay the same?! Are the educational requirements similiar?! Do I have to take a board test to become licensed for this as well?! Thank you.