Xray tech~ more $$$ than RN??? - page 10

by SoulShine75

Hi everyone. I'm a little confused about something. I know this girl, let's call her Miss Braggart. Anyhow, she's a friend of a friend of a friend and after speaking to her a few times i've come to the conclusion that I don't... Read More


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    Quote from ramiro_ac

    who cares what people say? u do what u enjoy!
    yup
    :chuckle
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    Dental Hygienists are alleged to make salaries comparable to nurses. And boy, are the hours ever better..no weekends, no holidays, no nights, no call, 4.5 day work week...but I can't imagine making my living cleaning teeth all the time. Ugh! That'd get so old. I don't begrudge them their money one bit.
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    Quote from SoulShine75
    Hi everyone. I'm a little confused about something. I know this girl, let's call her Miss Braggart. Anyhow, she's a friend of a friend of a friend and after speaking to her a few times i've come to the conclusion that I don't like her and I like just about everybody and anybody. She and her husband are those obnoxious type people who brag about EVERYTHING. Example- My son wears this brand, what does your kid wear? We have a boat, do you? Etc... Anyway, to my point...she is an x-ray tech (for 3 years, oh and don't let me forget to mention she has a best-friend relationship with all the doc's at the hospital, they all love her and say she's the best ...EVER! ) and when I told her I was going to school to be an RN (I'm taking my pre-req's now) she laughed in my face and said "I'm in x-ray and I make more money then most nurses that work there, besides nurses get no respect" Of course I just smiled because I was so shocked by her blunt comment I didn't know what else to say. This can't be true can it? A big part of me thought she is one of those "try too hards" , you know those people who try so hard to impress they leave the opposite impression? If I remember correctly she said she made $18 an hr. Well, of course I'm not following my dreams for money....BUT...I do have 4 children and a husband who is the breadwinner and I want to know that if something ever happened where I'd have to support my boys I could. I'm sure most of you can relate. My question is....will I go to school and bust my rump for 3 and a half years in nursing school to make less income than someone who finishes school in a lot less time? (Not that an x-ray tech is a bad thing, please don't get me wrong, but money does come into play when you're poor and eating beans and cornbread so you can pay for college.) I live in KY and I'm not sure what the starting salary is for new nurses here. Can anyone shed some light on the average pay for new nurses in your state/area please?
    Thanks,
    Christy
    wow you hit the nail on the head, i have met so many of those types of people in my life but just couldnt put into words exactly what it was that i didnt like about them...but yep thats definetly it...in one of my nursing courses there is a girl just like that, she never forgets to point out that she has a job waiting for her as soon as she gets out of school at Univeristy hospital, and she was so great that they are saving a job just for her...blah blah lol..i live in NKY and i have heard of new nurses down here making 20-28/hr..i dont know what xray techs make but i know my mom did it for awhile years ago and she transfered to 'unit secretarty' bc it offered her more money....so i would definetly think rns even new grad woujld make more....call a local hospital and ask..or go to www.monster.com and they have a salary wizzard there where u can put in your zip code and profession and it will tell you what the ave salary is...in fact i just did it for you kind of...a staff nurse (general RN) in Louisville, Ky, according to Monster.com says the median salary is...50k-55k/yr (base salary)..wow seems high...i couldnt find anything i thought was similar to xray tech...they have MRI tech but i dont know if those are even close?? lol...
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    Quote from MultipurposeRN
    Dental Hygienists are alleged to make salaries comparable to nurses. And boy, are the hours ever better..no weekends, no holidays, no nights, no call, 4.5 day work week...but I can't imagine making my living cleaning teeth all the time. Ugh! That'd get so old. I don't begrudge them their money one bit.
    i think so too...i couldnt be a 9 to 5er though, that would drive me nuts, i love nursing bc of the flexible schedule!!
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    Quote from ramiro_ac
    dont forget tho almost anywhere in the country a RN will make a bit more than a RT. some places salaries are on par, and even fewer places where RTs makes more than RNs. they both have 2 years of ACTUAL schooling, some of the prereqs are just different. usually the only diff for a Associates is that RNs take microbiology and RTs take physics. but RTs dont deal with as much "drama" that RNs deal with on the floor. i want to be a RT and i would feel bad that i made as much as a nurse, because i know that an Rts job is "easier" (however u want to look at that) than an RNs. so dont feel bad if ur friend says all that crap. because karma aka payback is a biah......lol

    who cares what people say? u do what u enjoy!
    Hello All-
    I am a radiographer/mammographer...have been one for 21+ years. I have made the decision to leave xray because I want more patient contact (hopefully will be going to LPN school)
    Let me set the record straight:
    I was employed in a private imaging office and left making 19.00 /hr.
    The work load is unbelievable --all about the numbers not about the patients.
    I graduated with an Associates Degree in 1981. There are Bachelor's programs in Radiography( no difference in pay to start but a lot of these techs go on to be managers)
    I think that if you love what you do, then you shouldn't let what others say bother you.
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    I'm curious; in your job, what "liability and accountability" do BSN-prepared RNs take on that Associate- or diploma-prepared RNs don't? (assuming you're talking about staff RNs doing the same job).

    Quote from ItsyBitsySpider
    I am personally...2 years compared to 4 and the liability and accountability we assume without the authority...yes.
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    I have a buddy who manages a 7-eleven store.....he makes more than most RN's and Rad Techs.......

    I have another buddy who sells cars.....Makes more than most Rn's and Rad Techs......

    I have a cousin who delivers papers.......Makes considerably lower than RN's and Rad techs.........

    But who Cares...........If your jealous that a Rad-tech makes more, than go be a rad-tech...........Hell, if your worried about salaries.........I can get you in with 7-eleven.

    PM me if your interested in the 7-eleven job...........
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    Quote from bobnurse
    I have a buddy who manages a 7-eleven store.....he makes more than most RN's and Rad Techs.......

    I have another buddy who sells cars.....Makes more than most Rn's and Rad Techs......

    I have a cousin who delivers papers.......Makes considerably lower than RN's and Rad techs.........

    But who Cares...........If your jealous that a Rad-tech makes more, than go be a rad-tech...........Hell, if your worried about salaries.........I can get you in with 7-eleven.

    PM me if your interested in the 7-eleven job...........
    LOL i agree, I definetly didnt choose nursing to become rich...as long as i can live...anyway...i think that the OP isnt saying that shes worried about the salary rather she was just curious about her friends comment...if anyone was jealous it was her classmate...anyway...not really sure what monster means by "staff nurse" but im thinking its just a broad term for an RN...they had other options such as "head nurse" and they had some specialties listed...if you want to check it out go to www.monster.com and create a basic salary report. Its hard to tell what the difference in salaries would be since everywhere is diff...
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    Quote from bobnurse
    I have a buddy who manages a 7-eleven store.....he makes more than most RN's and Rad Techs.......

    I have another buddy who sells cars.....Makes more than most Rn's and Rad Techs......

    I have a cousin who delivers papers.......Makes considerably lower than RN's and Rad techs.........

    But who Cares...........If your jealous that a Rad-tech makes more, than go be a rad-tech...........Hell, if your worried about salaries.........I can get you in with 7-eleven.

    PM me if your interested in the 7-eleven job...........

    :roll

    This was good! So true!

    Does that 7 eleven job come with slurpy benefits and all the nacho cheese sauce I can eat???
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    I 'm making about 18 dollars and hour as RN<BSN and radio tech make about the same amount .If I knew about this I probably go a different field before I take RN class


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