RN vs. Nuclear Medicine Technologist

  1. I am looking for some career advice as well. I am currently a Sales Manager in New Homes Sales and the housing market on a rapid decline.....I have been thinking about nursing for awhile now for the stability and job satisfaction, but after speaking with a friend that is currently an RN, I was made aware of the nuclear medicine field. What do you all think about this field? Any pros/cons?
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  3. by   menowhat2do
    Quote from Fallon
    I am looking for some career advice as well. I am currently a Sales Manager in New Homes Sales and the housing market on a rapid decline.....I have been thinking about nursing for awhile now for the stability and job satisfaction, but after speaking with a friend that is currently an RN, I was made aware of the nuclear medicine field. What do you all think about this field? Any pros/cons?
    this thread is over 3 years old but I wanted to know if you became a nurse afterall?
  4. by   martymoose
    I saw this and LOL'd at the "stability and job satisfaction" .
    maybe things have changed in 3 years. Hopefully they took the Nuclear Medicine route.
  5. by   menowhat2do
    Quote from jrwest
    I saw this and LOL'd at the "stability and job satisfaction" .
    maybe things have changed in 3 years. Hopefully they took the Nuclear Medicine route.
    why do you say this? i'm wanting to become a nurse (eventually become a crna --but baby steps first!! ) or looking into nuclear pharmacy (yes i know that ill have to go to pharmacy school ) lol but are there nurses working in nuclear medicine?? and what do you think of nursing in general. is it a good choice?
  6. by   martymoose
    I only laughed at the job satisfaction part as can be evidenced on one of the other threads titled" I hate where nursing is headed"( or something to that effect.) I would have to say I am not satisfied with the job, but that is because of the environment I am currently in.
    I believe if you can tolerate the baloney of being a nurse, working in the ICU to get your time in, and then moving on to CRNA school, that you will have a better goal than someone who is stuck being a floor nurse in a hospital.
    I can't really speak of nuclear medicine as I have no experience there, but since the person was in the decision making stage, I would have recommended anything over nursing. Of course my opinion doesn't reflect everyone elses opinion.
    Since you are in the decision making process, I would recommend shadowing in the ICU, shadowing some CRNA's,etc .
    Best wishes and good luck.
  7. by   menowhat2do
    Quote from jrwest
    I only laughed at the job satisfaction part as can be evidenced on one of the other threads titled" I hate where nursing is headed"( or something to that effect.) I would have to say I am not satisfied with the job, but that is because of the environment I am currently in.
    I believe if you can tolerate the baloney of being a nurse, working in the ICU to get your time in, and then moving on to CRNA school, that you will have a better goal than someone who is stuck being a floor nurse in a hospital.
    I can't really speak of nuclear medicine as I have no experience there, but since the person was in the decision making stage, I would have recommended anything over nursing. Of course my opinion doesn't reflect everyone elses opinion.
    Since you are in the decision making process, I would recommend shadowing in the ICU, shadowing some CRNA's,etc .
    Best wishes and good luck.
    thank you, good luck you too !
  8. by   Whistle
    Nuclear Medicine jobs are VERY HARD to come by and will be so for a long time, go nursing...

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