So, I have breifly skimmed over some of the previous threads but nothing answering this question jumped out at me, but I am sure I am missing it somewhere. Anyway, I am a newly graduated nurse, but am looking into the bright future trying to see what options lie ahead of me. A LNC seems like one viable option (after I put in time for hospital experience), and is especially intriguing seeing the hourly rate that many consultants charge.
However, all of my info comes from google searches, and I dont know how accurate those really are. I mean, $100/hr is great, but if you can only get ~5hrs of paid time a week then you cannot live off of that (not to mention unpaid time marketing, etc). So I was wondering if some of you with experience could tell me on average how many hours do you end up working a week, how much of that is unpaid and how much is paid, and what are some real hourly rates that get filled? Would an attorney really pay me $100/hr (or more) to help in a case?
In the end, what honest expectations in regards to yearly incomce can I anticipate to see if I succeed as a LNC?
I am not trying to sound like it is all about the money, I just havent found a straight answer to this yet. So far this site has been a gold mine of information! Thanks!