I recently graduated from Family Nurse Practitioner school and just got my licence to practice. I am having a problem choosing between two offers in Houston, TX. Retail Clinic in Pharmacy offered me $50/hr (Minute Clinic) and I met a really awesome doctor who is offering Annual of $90,000 with some benefits, with 3 weeks paid vacation.
As a new grad, I am kind of wary about starting my first job at the retail pharmacy clinic. The good thing about this offer is it a full time employee position (W-2), with many benefits. The problem is that the hours of operation (extending till 7.30 to 8 pm in evening) does not sit very well for a single mother with a toddler to be picked up from daycare. But work days are 4 days a week.
The internal med position sounds to be a good position, but I was told it is Independent contract position (No W-2). Hours of work are very compatible with baby in daycare, as i can work Monday to Friday 8-5 or 9-6 or however I want to work. The office seems very supportive and the the MD very nice. I have known him for a while. I am not very familiar with Independent contractors and I was wondering how this works, especially with me having to do my own taxes?
1. Anyone knowledgeable with 1099 tax form to help me figure what annual of $90,000 on 1099 compares to $50/hr (roughly 36-37 hrs a week) on W2?
2. What do you all think about working in Retail pharmacy clinic vs Internal Medicine, especially for new grad?
Your prompt response is highly appreciated.