Xray tech~ more $$$ than RN??? - page 11

by SoulShine75 117,360 Views | 156 Comments

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 HillaryC
    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).
    No difference between the BS and AAS
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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......
    Quote from TriageRN_34
    I have talked to many MRI/X-ray/sonographic techs that make starting of 25-27 and within a few years as much as 30!
    Don't believe everything you hear. In my experience, people often exaggerate what they make. It's human nature.

    I just looked up RN versus X-ray techs in my area on salary.com. Techs make an average of $10,000 a year less than what RN's do.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Apr 26, '05
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    LOL-I agree. And remember, there are only 10 of These and this is one of Them: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods. They are probably so much in debt that you are much better off than they are anyway...


    Quote from zenman
    You can't win with these guys so play with them. Tell her you are going into nursing just for fun and that money doen't matter cause you got millions coming soon from an inheritance. And tell her your husband has a 10" dick as you wink at her!
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    I agree. Don't dwell on this loser. Verbal torture is great. Just be so diplomatic that when you tell her to 'go to hell' she looks forward to the trip.. lol



    Quote from sunnyjohn
    yup
    :chuckle
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    I am sorry but a Unit Secretary does not make more than an X-Ray tech. I was a unit sec for 6 1/2 yrs. You don't even make as much as a Nurse assistant. :uhoh21:



    Quote from galaxy781
    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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    You cracked me up. What you said is so true1!!

    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...........
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    Quote from lizz
    Don't believe everything you hear. In my experience, people often exaggerate what they make. It's human nature.



    This is very true. My brother-in-law works at the same company as I do and he is always talking about how many raises he gets and how much money he makes and all the bonus's and bla, bla, bla...........

    I guess he doesn't realize it yet, but since I work in accounting, I know how much everyone in the company makes. Salary, hourly, incentives and bonus's. I don't call him out though. If that makes him feel good to inflate his income by 10k a year, then so be it. I know better.
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    Quote from SoulShine75
    That is pretty insulting.

    (Gotta vent again) What kills me about this woman is that everything she does is better and everything she's gone through is worse and so on. You all know the story. You cannot carry on a conversation with her because she never lets you speak and as soon as you jump in she interupts you. My husband landed his dream job about 6 months ago and his work gave him a cell phone. We have been thorugh a lot financially over the last 2 years and we were proud he finally found something that he loved and made a good living at. When he told her about the job her reply was...my cell phone is better, and she meant it! LOL Who in the he** says that?? Who cares??? Anyhow, I asked her a while back about the diff careers in the healthcare fields just to know a little about each, considering she works at the hospital and knows everything. Her reply was, "become a nurse because x-ray is full and you ain't gettin' my job honey". ( as if I wanted it ) She also stated that x-ray school was harder than RN and if she could get through x-ray I coud breeze by in nursing. She just knocks me down every chance she gets. I was appauled but kept a tight lip considering some people know when to speak and some people know when to listen and some people know when to sit on their hands so they don't choke someone. He he. :chuckle I don't have anything against x-ray tech's so please no haters..it's just her......HERRRRR!

    It just pains me to think I'm going to work so hard and make less money for more education! Her arrogance just drives me further towards my goals and hopefully someday I can ask her....did you get those x-rays done yet?? I have a patient waiting!

    Thanks for listening guys.
    You need to do three things:

    1) next time she brags, look her in the eye, smile, and say "wow, I am so glad that everything is going so well for you; My family and I are really happy with our choices." it sounds silly, but practice it-be ready (and see #3)

    2)Be proud of whatvever choice you make-I've checked, in pretty much every state, RNs make more than X-ray techs (this does not include specialty techs, or techs that work in a radiology facility); You'll likely be able to pass this woman by long term. BUT also remember why you made your choice-Money is important(I have three kids with college looming) but it is also who you are and what you do. You can never "win" with such an incredibly insecure person as this woman is-she has to continually brag to make herself feel better.

    3) and this is the hard one; DO NOT let her suck you into these conversations that drive you crazy; I know someone just like her, and I let her say her piece, say something like "wow that's great" and leave. DO NOT try and compete with her however great the urge is-you'll just feel annoyed and stupid for doing it later.

    And I promise you, keep in mind if this woman is really such a braggart, that you are not the only one who feels this way-so try and feel sorry for her and her need for continual attention and one-upping. Be the better person. It s*cks, but in the long run you'll feel better.

    Good Luck,
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    Quote from TypicalFish
    You need to do three things:

    1) next time she brags, look her in the eye, smile, and say "wow, I am so glad that everything is going so well for you; My family and I are really happy with our choices." it sounds silly, but practice it-be ready (and see #3)

    2)Be proud of whatvever choice you make-I've checked, in pretty much every state, RNs make more than X-ray techs (this does not include specialty techs, or techs that work in a radiology facility); You'll likely be able to pass this woman by long term. BUT also remember why you made your choice-Money is important(I have three kids with college looming) but it is also who you are and what you do. You can never "win" with such an incredibly insecure person as this woman is-she has to continually brag to make herself feel better.

    3) and this is the hard one; DO NOT let her suck you into these conversations that drive you crazy; I know someone just like her, and I let her say her piece, say something like "wow that's great" and leave. DO NOT try and compete with her however great the urge is-you'll just feel annoyed and stupid for doing it later.

    And I promise you, keep in mind if this woman is really such a braggart, that you are not the only one who feels this way-so try and feel sorry for her and her need for continual attention and one-upping. Be the better person. It s*cks, but in the long run you'll feel better.

    Good Luck,
    you want to really throw her...

    tell her you love your work so much, you'd do it for free.

    you'll leave her speechless!
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    Quote from tridil2000
    you want to really throw her...

    tell her you love your work so much, you'd do it for free.

    you'll leave her speechless!
    LOL, I did that when I left my job as a hospital admitting clerk to take a patient care tech job. I took a considerable pay cut (don't ask me why that is - it's rediculous because it's a much harder job), and everyone tried to talk me out of it. I looked them in the eye and said, "this job will help me become a better nurse when I get through school, and I want the experience enough that I would do it for free. I'm glad for the opportunities I have to learn all I can, and I believe that a mind full of knowledge is ten thousand times more valuable than a bank account full of money." That shocked them all speechless, and I now have a job that I love doing, and I am looking forward to a nursing career that I will love even more. Who cares what everyone else says or if they have more gadgets from circuit city than I do... I'm happy, and that's what matters to me.

    And on the x-ray tech vs. RN thing... at my hospital, x-ray techs make less, but not by much. The CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine techs do make more, but they have gone to school much longer and most have to relocate just to go to school for it, because there aren't a whole lot of those schools in my state. But they don't have as much contact with the patients as nurses do, which is why I would never be happy doing that no matter how much I would be making.


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