Make more $$ and Work Less. - page 2

I have been an emergency NP for the past two years, the money is OK, but I want more. That said, I also want time for my family and travel. Has anyone found a way to balance life and work? I... Read More

  1. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from SkiBumNP
    Good thinking. I did get the job at SFGH. I will be starting soon!
    Congrats man, that's awesome.
  2. by   SkiBumNP
    Quote from treejay
    Does Kaiser use PAs in the ED? Also, what hospitals in the bay area use PAs in the ED? PA student considering a path in EM somewhere on the west coast..
    Treejay. Most EDs in the bay use PAs and NPs. CEP has the contract with most of the community EDs and then there are the county hospitals too. If you have any specific questions feel free to PM me. As for kaiser. Last I checked they don't. But I could be wrong.
  3. by   treejay
    Quote from SkiBumNP
    Treejay. Most EDs in the bay use PAs and NPs. CEP has the contract with most of the community EDs and then there are the county hospitals too. If you have any specific questions feel free to PM me. As for kaiser. Last I checked they don't. But I could be wrong.
    Thanks SkiBumNP. I appreciate it. I will PM you in the near future.
  4. by   Iridescence
    Yeah SkiBumNP! That means we can have lunch in the Mission...
    -Iris

    P.S maybe you can help me get a job there too
    after I grow tired of the pay and lack of autonomy at my current entry level job
  5. by   The_Physicist
    One would think that more advance education means higher pay. But I guess, the old supply and demand take precedence.
  6. by   Jules A
    Quote from The_Physicist
    One would think that more advance education means higher pay. But I guess, the old supply and demand take precedence.
    You are correct and supply is increasing at a breakneck speed. Also consider what in my experience indicates a lack of business savvy and negotiation skills on the part of many who are coming out of school and accepting subpar wages.
  7. by   Aromatic
    depends if the education is economically needed. Or more like, if people think they need whatever service that you are providing. Got some friends that never went to college but work in sales and I tell you what if you talk to them for 5 minutes they would convince you into getting a second mortgage on your house in order to purchase a used tampon. hats off to them
  8. by   Jules A
    Quote from Aromatic
    depends if the education is economically needed. Or more like, if people think they need whatever service that you are providing. Got some friends that never went to college but work in sales and I tell you what if you talk to them for 5 minutes they would convince you into getting a second mortgage on your house in order to purchase a used tampon. hats off to them
    ROFL! I love any well played tampon reference so this made my day.
  9. by   CoolLikeThat
    Maybe consider moving up the coast. I receive about 10 emails a week for jobs in Oregon, Washington and no Alaska with some pretty attractive salaries plus moving expenses and loan forgiveness. Some have made me stop and take a minute. I was under the assumption that California was in the same boat of throwing money at anyone who would apply for a gig.

    I practice is a very cold rural area and the shortage of every medical practitioner keeps the salaries on the high side.
  10. by   Aromatic
    Quote from Jules A
    ROFL! I love any well played tampon reference so this made my day.

    doctors should hire salesman to make people stick to their diet and medication plans. Maybe the new wave of the future lol
  11. by   cfinesse19
    I've recently started doing home visits on the side. Some companys call them Medicare home assessments, or I Know United Healthcare has an entire program for NPs doing Home visits for their members. I'm Currently doing BCBS assessments. Each assessment takes 45min to an hour. You make $100+ per visit. More for any labs done in the home. I work in primary care 4 days a week (Not full days) and do the assessments either before or after work or on weekends depending on if I need to make extra money for a trip, Christmas ect.. My full time clinic job is paying off my student loans or else I would probably do the home visits full time. I would make way more. ($100+/hr) I know for full time employees they offer $130 per assessment. Downside is no benefits but its so flexible. You log in to the calendar and put the days and hours you're willing to work and they schedule appointments based on your availability.
  12. by   Goldenfox
    Go into psych. That's where the money is. I just saw this job advertised, paying between $200k and $235k.

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner job - Nationwide Jobs Available - Brockton, MA | Indeed.com
  13. by   Jules A
    Quote from Goldenfox
    Go into psych. That's where the money is. I just saw this job advertised, paying between $200k and $235k.

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner job - Nationwide Jobs Available - Brockton, MA | Indeed.com
    Yeah there is likely something wrong with that ad as in my experience that area doesn't paying that much. Sadly psych is like the rest of nursing now with supply and demand upside down as well as a significant number of new grads making the rest of us look bad.

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