Quitting 74K RN job for a 30K vet tech job? Advice please! - Page 5Register Today!
- Jul 14, '12 by AshleyO77And also pets to people, not all nurses hate their job or there area of nursing. I certainly do not.
- Jul 17, '12 by PatMac10,RNI would just caution to do some research and serious thinking like the others have stated. Nursing is a very wide profession. You can search for alternate jobs such as a a clinic nurse, immunization nurse, home health, CPR/ first aid instruction, nurse educator (for training healthcare facility staff), etc.... There are a whole world of opportunities!
- Jul 18, '12 by Pets to PeopleQuote from AshleyO77Which is why I used the word "most", not "all".And also pets to people, not all nurses hate their job or there area of nursing. I certainly do not.
- Jul 21, '12 by JenniferS_CNAQuote from mclennanI say DO IT. Take the risk. Money is dumb. Happiness rules. Keep your RN license and pick up 5 or 6 shifts a month per diem if you really think you're gonna starve. But you won't. Not if you resist the mainstream expectations that you're "supposed" to have a new car, own a home, and breed. RESIST!!!!!
I wish I'd taken bigger risks when I was your age, and done what makes me happy instead of listening to everyone tell me what I "should" do. ROCK the poorhouse and your parent's house. Screw nursing and help the animals. Don't be on your deathbed listing your regrets. Do these things NOW while it's easy for you. Every minute that goes by while you sit on your butt soul-searching, it gets harder and harder to change careers, move home, go to school, and take a pay cut. Money is NOTHING. Happiness is EVERYTHING. You sound like you have a good head on your shoulders, and a better situation to support your dream than most. GO FOR IT.
^^ I LOVE this so much. Great post. Life is short. Doing what you love will make you happier and less anxious. Sounds good to me..
- Jul 25, '12 by RNBeanI would never recommend staying at a job you hate... I was miserable before and that's why I went back to school for nursing, then again, especially in this job market, I wouldn't recommend leaving a position where you're making good money for the unknown. Are you planning to become a veterinarian, or remain a vet tech? I'd suggest remaining a RN until you complete your education and secure a job... best of luck whatever you decide.