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  1. 0 I need guidance!!!!

    I've been out of school for 10 years now. I didn't go to College/University after I graduated because I didn't know what career I wanted to have. I DIDN'T want to spend thousands of dollars going to school and then finding out that I don't like what I'm doing. So, I took my time. I've been working in call centre environments ever since then. And now, I HATE IT! I can't stand hearing the phone ring. I cringe. That's how bad it's gotten.

    I've gone to College back in 2001. I tried Chef Training. I thought that I would of really liked it and that I would of excelled. Not so. I hated it. I couldn't stand being around sharp knives and gas and fire. Freaked me out too much. Luckily, I didn't spend too much for that course. I only stayed for 2 months. Bad...I know. BUT, the good thing about it is that I now know that being a Chef isn't something I'd like to do.

    Fast forward till now, 2005. I'm going to be 28 yrs old in August (Not looking forward to 30) and I need a plan. I need a goal in my life. I WILL NOT be behind a computer, listening to people yell and call me names. Nor do I want to hear a phone ringing/beeping every 5 seconds! I've had enough of that life.

    I need a career change. And I need it now!

    This fall I'm going to Seneca College here in Ontario. I'll be taking a Pre-Health Science course. I'll be learning Math, Chemistry, Biology and English. I've taken all these courses before in high school, except for biology. However, I didn't get good grades in school. I didn't apply myself as well as I should of. So, I've decided to redo them all. That way, I'll be able to get better grades which in return would mean that I would have a better chance of acceptance once I apply for the course of my choice the following year.

    Here's my problem. I'm divided between either becoming a Nurse and take my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BScN) [4yrs] or a Veterinary Technician (RVT) [2yrs]. I like BOTH fields. But, I can't make up my mind. The length of the courses doesn't scare me. I'm willing to be in school for as long as it takes if it means that I'll have a great job afterwards with lots of opportunities. Not to mention a better pay and a better self worth. I like making a difference in peoples lives. I enjoy seeing someone or an animal feel better and smile. Yes, animals do smile. Hahaha

    So, my question to you is this...

    Which field should I specialize in? RN or RVT?

    All comments and suggestions are welcome.
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  3. Visit  kkx81 profile page

    About kkx81

    From 'Toronto'; 37 Years Old; Joined Jun '05; Posts: 7.

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  4. Visit  RoxanRN profile page
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    Quote from kkx81
    I need guidance!!!!

    I've been out of school for 10 years now. I didn't go to College/University after I graduated because I didn't know what career I wanted to have. I DIDN'T want to spend thousands of dollars going to school and then finding out that I don't like what I'm doing. So, I took my time. I've been working in call centre environments ever since then. And now, I HATE IT! I can't stand hearing the phone ring. I cringe. That's how bad it's gotten.

    I've gone to College back in 2001. I tried Chef Training. I thought that I would of really liked it and that I would of excelled. Not so. I hated it. I couldn't stand being around sharp knives and gas and fire. Freaked me out too much. Luckily, I didn't spend too much for that course. I only stayed for 2 months. Bad...I know. BUT, the good thing about it is that I now know that being a Chef isn't something I'd like to do.

    Fast forward till now, 2005. I'm going to be 28 yrs old in August (Not looking forward to 30) and I need a plan. I need a goal in my life. I WILL NOT be behind a computer, listening to people yell and call me names. Nor do I want to hear a phone ringing/beeping every 5 seconds! I've had enough of that life.

    I need a career change. And I need it now!

    This fall I'm going to Seneca College here in Ontario. I'll be taking a Pre-Health Science course. I'll be learning Math, Chemistry, Biology and English. I've taken all these courses before in high school, except for biology. However, I didn't get good grades in school. I didn't apply myself as well as I should of. So, I've decided to redo them all. That way, I'll be able to get better grades which in return would mean that I would have a better chance of acceptance once I apply for the course of my choice the following year.

    Here's my problem. I'm divided between either becoming a Nurse and take my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BScN) [4yrs] or a Veterinary Technician (RVT) [2yrs]. I like BOTH fields. But, I can't make up my mind. The length of the courses doesn't scare me. I'm willing to be in school for as long as it takes if it means that I'll have a great job afterwards with lots of opportunities. Not to mention a better pay and a better self worth. I like making a difference in peoples lives. I enjoy seeing someone or an animal feel better and smile. Yes, animals do smile. Hahaha

    So, my question to you is this...

    Which field should I specialize in? RN or RVT?

    All comments and suggestions are welcome.
    What about getting your CNA (for humans) and/or whatever it is that they call it for animals? I don't believe either of these courses are that expensive and they would give you a chance to check out the professions without spending alot of money.
  5. Visit  Curious1alwys profile page
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    I don't know.....alot more stuff to do in nursing, different specialties...if you get bored you can go somewhere else.....


    Besides, I couldn't stand to see animals in pain!!!:chuckle Wouldn't a vet tech make less as well??

    I sympathize with you. We are the same age doing the same thing...trying to figure out what in the heck we are supposed to do in this world/with our life???!! I, too, am breaking out of a cubie!

    Good Luck. Maybe you will get some more educated responses!
  6. Visit  nesher profile page
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    While I share your love of animals - I would get a dog and cat and become a nurse. As a vet tech - you would always be just that...a tech. As a nurse you will many more opportunities and future directions for when you become bored. Plus more school can lead in even more directions someday.
  7. Visit  kkx81 profile page
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    Quote from nesher
    While I share your love of animals - I would get a dog and cat and become a nurse. As a vet tech - you would always be just that...a tech. As a nurse you will many more opportunities and future directions for when you become bored. Plus more school can lead in even more directions someday.

    Thanks Nesher.
    Your absolutely right. I would be limiting myself if I were to become a vet tech. Extra schooling isn't going to kill me either. I think that you've just made up my mind for me. I've decided to percue a career in nursing! That will now be one of my new life goals. Thank you.

    p.s.
    I's just started my courses here at Seneca College (PRe-Health Science) and I'm enjoying every minute of it. It's much better then sitting behind a desk in a cubicle and hating my job. At least now I know and feel that I'm getting somewhere and that I'm doing work for a good cause. If anything, I would strongly recommend College/University to anyone who wishes to do so but has second thoughts. It can get expensive, going to school, but isn't your future worth it? I know it is!

    Thank you everyone for your thoughts. You've been a great help to me.

    Regards,

    Kevin
    (future RN)


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