Occupational Health IS a dream job for many people, however if your goal is to work in patient care, and you want to transition to the hospital, don't take the Occ. Health job. Go to the jail part time, and pick up whatever else you can pick up to make up the full time hours equivalent. Work in a clinic, doctor's office, outpatient, occupational health clinic (like Concentra), home health, get real, hands on patient experience. The jail will be GREAT experience, and a ton of it! It is also a great place to practice those new skills like phlebotomy, learn your pharmacology even better, etc. I have worked in both areas, and prison nursing is super for experience, although I usually recommend that prison nurses have some experience BEFORE you go in. But, if that is an option, GO for it. Otherwise you will learn to manage FMLA, ADA, workers comp paperwork, etc. and you will definitely not have any skills to present to a hospital when you are ready, and they will not be interested. After 3 years of working in a critical care environment, I became an Occ Health nurse for 4 years. When that business was bought out and closed, I had a very hard time getting anyone to even look at me for going back into hospital work. It was like "well, you've been gone 4 years, and we want someone who is more current". I was amazed at the trouble I had finding a job. As a new grad, things for you would be much, much worse. So, go to the jail, pick up anything you can outside of the jail (you will probably find that if you do a good job, they will use you a lot), keep your ultimate goal in mind. Good luck!