Curious of different backgrounds

  1. I am just wondering what most of you did before this? I am a medical transcriptionist and am switching over to nursing. Do most of you already have a medical background and decided this is what you wanted? I actually think I am crazy going back to school. My husband is in medical school and I have two kids, ages 6 and 1. I feel like this is what I am supposed to do though.

    Thanks
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  3. by   hmccartn
    That sounds great. I used to work as a case manager in the government social services division. Best move I ever made!
  4. by   Carolanne
    Quote from dramaluvr
    I am just wondering what most of you did before this? I am a medical transcriptionist and am switching over to nursing. Do most of you already have a medical background and decided this is what you wanted? I actually think I am crazy going back to school. My husband is in medical school and I have two kids, ages 6 and 1. I feel like this is what I am supposed to do though.

    Thanks
    I'm a medical transcriptionist too, have been working at home for about 15 years. My kids are 17 and 15. Plan to graduate from RN school in May.
  5. by   dramaluvr
    Quote from Carolanne
    I'm a medical transcriptionist too, have been working at home for about 15 years. My kids are 17 and 15. Plan to graduate from RN school in May.
    I have been working out of my home for 10 years, since I was 16. My mom taught me as she was the teacher at the community college. I enjoy it, but I have hated being behind the scenes. It is glad to know there are others in that field who have switched.
  6. by   MttoRN
    WOW and here I thought I was the only MT trying to make a switch. I have been an MT for about 17 years and have wanted to pursue nursing for even longer. Do you ever get asked why you want to switch when you make a pretty decent living already? I get that a lot. for us I say!!
  7. by   dramaluvr
    I get asked it all the time because I type very fast and make about $35.00 an hour, but I just do not enjoy doing it and my heart isn't in it. I actually get phone calls from people I don't even know trying to find out how to get into the MT business. Funny thing!
  8. by   Achoo!
    I have been a medical assistant for 11 years and am going back.
  9. by   Mrs.Yost
    No medical background for me. I'm currently a financial analyst in the software industry.
  10. by   Soonstudent
    I've been manufacturing pharmaceuticals fo about five years.
  11. by   twintoo
    I was in retail and lost my job when the chain I worked for closed a lot of stores almost 2 years ago. So, here I am...LOL
  12. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Well, I transcribed medical reports and such many moons ago and would love to get back into it, so long as I could work from home.

    I type a little over 100 wpm--that should count for something.....

    Somebody tell me how to get back into this business while I finish school please? PM, email or in this thread....

    Thanks in advance!
  13. by   nekhismom
    I was an American express customer service rep. I moved, got pregnant, got married and started nursing school. NOt necessarily in that order :chuckle:
  14. by   NurseAnn08
    I'm also an MT, have been for about 8 years. I am just into my first semester of pre-reqs. I don't like being behind the scenes, either and can't wait to get in a hospital and be a nurse!

    ~Ann~

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