Overnight Aids in Hospitals--Positions???

  1. Hi i'm going to be looking for a job as an overnight whatever at one of the hosptials, either at the admissions desk or an aid so i can go to school during the day, i don't have any certifcation do the hosptials only hire aids or MA's with certs? also what's the payscale like for just a regular aid or MA and anyone know what the shifts are like for overnights? Thanks.
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  3. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from buffalowing81
    Hi i'm going to be looking for a job as an overnight whatever at one of the hosptials, either at the admissions desk or an aid so i can go to school during the day, i don't have any certifcation do the hosptials only hire aids or MA's with certs? also what's the payscale like for just a regular aid or MA and anyone know what the shifts are like for overnights? Thanks.

    Firstly, have you ever worked nights and then went to school during the day? It is very very hard... especially if you have a harder schedule. It would be much more wise to get an afternoon/evening job.

    I have discovered it is quite hard to get into the hospitals around here -- even for a position at the bottom of the food chain. When I first moved to NV two years ago, I applied at every position I could think of at every hospital around town. I have a very solid work history with a few impressive jobs, considering I am very young still. However, I was never hired to an hospital. I finally did get a position through the university on a state funded grant. I called a few of the hospitals I applied at, and they stated they did not want to hire me because, #1) I was still a full-time college student entering the nursing profession (they would have rather filled the spot with someone with the intention of staying there, and #2) even though they were entry-level positions, they still asked that the applicant have at least one year in admissions or a related hospital field.

    If I were you, I would work in a retail job or something similar. Retail stores pay fairly well around here (hell, I was selling ladies shoes part-time and averaging $16 an hour because of commission). And with retail or something similar, they will work with your schedule and you don't feel so guilty when you have to quit.
  4. by   buffalowing81
    Quote from sistermike
    Firstly, have you ever worked nights and then went to school during the day? It is very very hard... especially if you have a harder schedule. It would be much more wise to get an afternoon/evening job.

    I have discovered it is quite hard to get into the hospitals around here -- even for a position at the bottom of the food chain. When I first moved to NV two years ago, I applied at every position I could think of at every hospital around town. I have a very solid work history with a few impressive jobs, considering I am very young still. However, I was never hired to an hospital. I finally did get a position through the university on a state funded grant. I called a few of the hospitals I applied at, and they stated they did not want to hire me because, #1) I was still a full-time college student entering the nursing profession (they would have rather filled the spot with someone with the intention of staying there, and #2) even though they were entry-level positions, they still asked that the applicant have at least one year in admissions or a related hospital field.

    If I were you, I would work in a retail job or something similar. Retail stores pay fairly well around here (hell, I was selling ladies shoes part-time and averaging $16 an hour because of commission). And with retail or something similar, they will work with your schedule and you don't feel so guilty when you have to quit.

    Yeah that was going to be my next plan, how hard is it to get a job in the hotels as like a front desk person or reservations or something like that?
  5. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from buffalowing81
    Yeah that was going to be my next plan, how hard is it to get a job in the hotels as like a front desk person or reservations or something like that?
    Retail is farily easy to get into -- apply at a Macy's or a Dillard's (I would recommend Macy's over Dillard's). But any major dept. store will pay decent money.

    Casinos are extremely extremely extremely hard to get into -- ask anyone who works in a casino. The application process is very very lengthy (usually consisting of 2 or more interviews). It takes MONTHS to get into. I FINALLY was hired at the Venetian after 8 months of being here but I was already in another job at that point. Casino jobs are hard to get because the pay is excellent (I was starting out at the Venetian as the front desk person making $15.75). Even local casinos are hard to get into. If you can get into one, go for it. Otherwise I would apply at retail or receptionist/secretarial type positions.
  6. by   buffalowing81
    Quote from sistermike
    Retail is farily easy to get into -- apply at a Macy's or a Dillard's (I would recommend Macy's over Dillard's). But any major dept. store will pay decent money.

    Casinos are extremely extremely extremely hard to get into -- ask anyone who works in a casino. The application process is very very lengthy (usually consisting of 2 or more interviews). It takes MONTHS to get into. I FINALLY was hired at the Venetian after 8 months of being here but I was already in another job at that point. Casino jobs are hard to get because the pay is excellent (I was starting out at the Venetian as the front desk person making $15.75). Even local casinos are hard to get into. If you can get into one, go for it. Otherwise I would apply at retail or receptionist/secretarial type positions.

    Well what sort of job would you suggest that i apply for? The last time i was out there i was living in the dorms working part time for 8 bucks an hour so i didn't really need to be picky. now i have to keep a roof over my head and go to school, i can't get approved for a personal loan for that amount, my parents will not co-sign for me, if i can't get into the hosptials or the hotels, where do i apply that will pay decent and work around my school schedule i mean its a 24/7 town, i'm becoming a little discouraged by what you're telling me. would like a hostess at a restaurant pay well like at bahama breeze or hard rock or something?
  7. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from buffalowing81
    Well what sort of job would you suggest that i apply for? The last time i was out there i was living in the dorms working part time for 8 bucks an hour so i didn't really need to be picky. now i have to keep a roof over my head and go to school, i can't get approved for a personal loan for that amount, my parents will not co-sign for me, if i can't get into the hosptials or the hotels, where do i apply that will pay decent and work around my school schedule i mean its a 24/7 town, i'm becoming a little discouraged by what you're telling me. would like a hostess at a restaurant pay well like at bahama breeze or hard rock or something?
    What kind of work do you do right now in NY? I'm not trying to be discouraging, but just telling you the realistic facts of Las Vegas. There are 100's, if not 1000's of jobs available, so I am sure you can land something. Also, it doesn't hurt applying at hospitals or casino's; however, make sure you are prepared to work in another job until you are hired at one of the two because the applications proccesses are lengthy.

    Just apply at all types of jobs that you see fit for you. With the personal loan -- can you find anyone at all to cosign for you? It can be a grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc. And did you explain to your parents how expensive Las Vegas is to live in by yourself? Perhaps you could look into a roommate situation. I personally live with my partner, thus I don't have to work as much, however, it still gets pretty expensive for me.
  8. by   tccjknv
    Jobs that include tips are the best to have in this town. However, often times when you are just hired on they place you are on-call. Some places will work around school schedules, others will not. I did cocktails for 6 years before deciding to go back to school and I made very good money. Sistermike is right though, it is hard to get a job with tips in casinos without knowing someone or having a lot of solid experience and being easy on the eyes. If you are interested in waitressing or maybe bartending, I would suggest getting experience in those areas in NY until you get here. Then you can try the casinos, but if you have no luck there try a local bar or restaurant. I am not sure how much money you need every month, but you can work for 6 1/2 hours a day as a substitute teacher and make somewhere around $90 a day. Good luck!
  9. by   buffalowing81
    Quote from tccjknv
    Jobs that include tips are the best to have in this town. However, often times when you are just hired on they place you are on-call. Some places will work around school schedules, others will not. I did cocktails for 6 years before deciding to go back to school and I made very good money. Sistermike is right though, it is hard to get a job with tips in casinos without knowing someone or having a lot of solid experience and being easy on the eyes. If you are interested in waitressing or maybe bartending, I would suggest getting experience in those areas in NY until you get here. Then you can try the casinos, but if you have no luck there try a local bar or restaurant. I am not sure how much money you need every month, but you can work for 6 1/2 hours a day as a substitute teacher and make somewhere around $90 a day. Good luck!

    Well here's the thing, i'm moving in january, and i have a job that pays 12 bucks an hour now and i am not about to change jobs just to get experience in a field i am not even permanantly going into, and then only to quit it. also i live in buffalo where the job market is very small. second of all, didn't mind dorming, i HATED having a roommate, i won't even live with my best friend, i'm the type of person that living situation wise things have to be my way i just like things my way and that's it so roommate won't help. i'm not looking into real expensive places i found some 1 beddys for like 600-650 a month so with utilities and my other bills i'll probably need to make about 1800 bucks a month. as for the loan my parents already co-signed for a loan for me and paid it off i'm not going to ask them again nor will i put someone else in that situation. these are MY loans and i don't want any one else's name on them but MINE. are there like any evening date entry jobs or anything like that? i really just need something that's gonna keep a roof over my head, even if it's hosting at a restaurant or waitressing which i have no experience in. so that's my situation as it stands...
  10. by   buffalowing81
    OH SISTERMIKE in answer to your question sorry i forgot to tell you when you asked what kind of work i do in NY, i work in the purchasing department for the WNY hospitals, i make 12 an hour right now, honestly i'm 25 almost 26, that's the most i have EVER made in my life and i have a BA. i was an MA for a little while making only 9.50 at one job and 10 at the other.

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