Im 24 years old and I don't know what I want to be!! Im 24 years old and I don't know what I want to be!! | allnurses

Im 24 years old and I don't know what I want to be!!

  1. 0 Hi I'm Liz. I'm 24 years old and I'm currently working in the hospital. I am in school for Nursing but I'm doing the prerequisites right now. I am so indecisive of what I want to do as a career. I either want to be a Sonographer or a Nurse Anesthetist. I just don't know if I can smart enough to work as a Nurse Anesthetist. Am I too late to be either of one of these careers. Can someone tell me the pros and cons about the 2 positions? Is this normal to feel struck at 24 about what I really want as a career? I just don't want to study for something and not love what I'm doing! Please HELP!
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  3. Visit  db2xs profile page
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    I'm neither a sonographer nor a CRNA but I can tell you that being 24 years old and not knowing what you want to do is actually pretty common. Many people may never find something they truly love to do, ever, and some may not figure it out until they're 54. People are fluid: Something they love today may be something they dislike tomorrow.

    I don't know how it is in PR but on the mainland U.S., no one in nursing is forced into choosing and/or staying in a specialty.
  4. Visit  JMurse89 profile page
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    I would say go to nursing school if you can. If you don't like bedside nursing you can literally do anything after a year of experience (it goes by fast. I'm on year 4 and it seems like I graduated yesterday). One of my classmates hated bedside and works at United Healthcare. A few went to NP school. Many working ICU or Tele. I think I'm the only one doing ED still. But if you can make it through school you can do anything. If you never want to touch a patient again you can go into informatics or chart auditing, legal consulting, or teaching. And if you love patient care you can do NP, CRNA or CNS.

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