Why does it seem easier to find a job as a Medical Assistant then a new LPN grad?
I was a MA for years, and got any job I applied for as an MA...but I am so proud to now call myself a NURSE!!! I can do so much more for my patients!!!
But the job market is sooo competitive for LPN's, even the pay. I have been offered only a few dollars more. MA jobs I was experienced (over 12 years in fast paced clinics) and could get a job at two shakes of a lambs tail, now as a new grad it's back the bottom of the totem pole.
I was prepared for it, cause MA and LPN are two DIFFERENT train of thought...but to be treated as if I just woke up one day and decided to join the medical field is hard.
I love being a nurse and caring for those in need....but still at the end of the day have to pay my bills..go back to being an MA? ugh.
Is this what it's going to be like when I become an RN? Only LPN jobs available, lol
Positive encouragement needed.