Hi. I am in the process of taking A&P I right now. I plan on applying to the nursing program this Fall. I currently work as a bookkeeper for a pretty good company and have my bachelor's in accounting. I am not making the kind of money I thought I'd be making at this point ($17/hour) with a bachelor's and 9 years experience but I am grateful I have a job. Am I crazy for wanting to change my career to something totally different after working in accounting for the past 9 years? I am 28 years old and feel like bookkeeping is boring and always felt like I wanted to work with people and get into nursing. I have a great personality and people instantly feel comfortable talking to me, telling me personal information, they trust me. I enjoy helping people and have always been interested in health care. I've just been too busy loading my schedule with accounting classes and never had time to actually sit down and think about what career I really want to do. Now I am ready to make the change.
I know that if I get accepted I will have to quit my FT position. I am thinking when I do that I will get my CNA license and get a job as a CNA probably making around $5 less an hour. Does anyone know how to get paid the most being a CNA?
Has anyone else ever been in the same situation as me? Changing careers from something totally different and having to start from the bottom up all over again? Please let me know. I am nervous making such a drastic change but get excited about it at the same time. I would like to know who has made a drastic career change like this and do you regret doing it? Or are you very happy you made the change?