I recently graduated from UC Berkeley with an English degree in 2009 and have been working as an assistant editor for the past two years. While I thought I'd be cut out for that type of work it turns out I can't stand it. The monotony of being chained to a desk writing for eight hours a day is not my idea of a day well spent, and I crave skills that produce tangible results (my g/f and I always refer to them as skills that would be useful in an apocalyptic scenario). I have a general interest in the medical field.
I am looking for people's opinions on the very best and very worst aspects of being an RN (more specifically, a male RN). Salary, schedule, the future of the field and whether or not an introvert could survive are all useful insight.