Registered Nurse #2 on US News' "100 Best Jobs of 2013"

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    Being an RN is second only to being a dentist as far as "best jobs" go, according to US News.

    http://money.usnews.com/careers/best...-100-best-jobs
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    Hmm... Who ARE these people?? Right now, I feel like telling folks to run away fast, and not even think about nursing..
    Sorry... I know there are good places and good people, but I feel like perhaps I am in the wrong time zone or even the wrong planet..
    *sigh*...
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    Show this to the people that can't find work.
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    The article also names, "Respiratory Therapists", as a good career doing, "An RT’s purview could also extend to managing life support, administering anaesthesia, and stabilizing patients". I have never known, "administering anaesthesia", as a job function of Respiratory Therapists". Isn't that a bit of a stretch?

    And managing life support? Isn't that what nurses do in ICU? And stabilizing patients? JMHO and my NY $0.02.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
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    Eh...at least they put the stress level as "above average"...I think they portrayed nursing in a positive angle, skirting around the glut, but at least telling people to look beyond the hospital...

    No issues with the US News report...now any Internet career blurb with the stock photo, and low information sensationalizing the "cure" side of nursing, that's a whole other thread...
    Last edit by LadyFree28 on Aug 21, '13
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    Quote from lindarn
    The article also names, "Respiratory Therapists", as a good career doing, "An RT’s purview could also extend to managing life support, administering anaesthesia, and stabilizing patients". I have never known, "administering anaesthesia", as a job function of Respiratory Therapists". Isn't that a bit of a stretch?

    And managing life support? Isn't that what nurses do in ICU? And stabilizing patients? JMHO and my NY $0.02.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
    I didn't see that in the U.S. News article

    You are still on a tear about RT roles, again...lol...
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    No, I am not on a "tear", about RTs. They were number 24, I believe.

    Lindarn
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    What about:
    Job satisfaction?
    Family/work balance?
    Work hazards/injuries?

    The news make no mention of that.
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    Quote from lindarn
    No, I am not on a "tear", about RTs. They were number 24, I believe.

    Lindarn
    Yes, and what you quoted, I didn't read that when I read the full article about RTs

    I read it twice.

    Your posts in other threads lately have been about RTs and your position about their "role"... Just mentioning it.
    Last edit by LadyFree28 on Aug 21, '13
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    Quote from thenursemandy
    What about:
    Job satisfaction?
    Family/work balance?
    Work hazards/injuries?

    The news make no mention of that.
    Of course not... they only give "information"...the real info is here on AN...then nursing union sited, then nursing associations, then nursing journals, then news journals, then blogs and Internet advertisement blurbs. This falls under the news journal category.


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