Are you in it for the money? - page 2

Did the money play a factor in you choosing a nursing career? Do you think money is a factor in why people choose nursing as a career? Read More

  1. by   chatty-cathy
    I absolutely love being a nurse, and its a double bonus that it pays quite well in some areas! And it's one of those jobs that can't be outsourced which is a triple bonus!
  2. by   twinmommy+2
    Yes, money plays a factor for probably anyone here, I mean if you had the means to live without work, would you work? I doubt it. I love my job, don't get me wrong. But if I had the choice to live at home and raise my 4 kids and not have to worry about the mortgage getting paid, or working and paying the bills, I would be a stay at home Mom.
  3. by   Violach
    HAHAHA ("I do it because I love you")
  4. by   eatmysoxRN
    Quote from SoldierNurse22

    Really? Sarcasm, I hope? If not, you haven't looked too hard!
    No. Seriously. I have no clue which jobs have demand that pay well and don't have heaps of stress.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
  5. by   imintrouble
    Technically not for the money. After 16 yrs in a prior job, the company downsized. I was thrown out in the cold, and it was one of the most devastating experiences of my life. That was NEVER going to happen to me again.
    Some days I wish it would.
  6. by   Amnesty
    I'd be a liar if I said the money didn't play a role in my choice, but if I'd decided purely on the money, I'd have gone back to school for 2 years to get my Master's in Accountancy and sat for my CPA exam, not gone into an ADN program. I have a lot of bills to pay and money I owe people, so I needed a career that would allow for that. I've leaned toward nursing for a while now, though. The "gross" stories fascinate me, people fascinate me, and learning about the human body is amazing to me. I have no clue where I'll end up yet, and the studying is INTENSE, but I do love it.

    I could never be a desk-job kind of gal. I need more challenge. I want to help people. Nursing pays well enough that I can follow my dreams and make a decent living, so here I am =).
  7. by   gloryfied
    Thats not what I thought till I started feeling miserable in this profession and wanting to leave, but not knowing how because of my bills. Could possibly be my environment but who knows. At this point, the financial aspect is what's keeping me up to take it.
  8. by   ybanurse
    The truth sets me free THE MONEY!
  9. by   Orange Tree
    I do like being a nurse, but I would be a veterinary technician if the pay was comparable.
  10. by   hotscrubs
    I've always dreamed of becoming a nurse and now that I am one I'm not exactly happy. I do it for multiple reasons: want to help even when ppl don't want my help, want to make good money, job security. And I didn't have to go to school for a million years to get all these things! And you start out making big bucks right away so I wouldn't have to spend time and money with internships and graveling at the bottom of the company food chain before making a decent living. I would never regret my choice even though I'm not that happy because nursing is huge and if I don't want to deal with annoying stressful hospital based nursing I don't have to. I can be a nursing instructor, go into admin, home health, public health, pharm sales, IT stuff, case management...I can go on. Skies the limit with this license so although I'm not happy today, I will be once I find my niche. I'm glad we have this long list of work options!
  11. by   grad2012RN
    Certainly not for the new grad pay in Georgia. Yet, I'm very grateful for the position, eager to start helping my clients and learning!
  12. by   TheCommuter
    I'll word my sentiments in a different way: Never in a million years would I do this job for free.

    I am not a volunteer or a martyr. I do not show up at the workplace for free. Therefore, I expect to be paid for the services I render.
  13. by   BSNbeDONE
    I absolutely LOVE looking like a nurse and I absolutely LOVE paydays. It's the in-between that really makes my life miserable. Being a nurse was my dad's idea for his only daughter. Back in those days, when this brilliant. LIFE-ALTERING decision was made for me, we had to listen to our parents. And since I had no job, no clue about loans, grants, or anything else that would have CONVINCED me to follow another path and defy my dad, HERE I AM, literally knee-deep in you-know-what most days. So. My dad threw me here; the inability to get a little breathing room so that I can catch my second wind and think clearly has kept me here. What's not to love about nursing!!!