I would like to hear from others about where they are at in their OR experiences. I have been working in the OR for 15 years. I'm at the top of the wage scale $32.00/hr plus call pay, so I'm making good $$ from what I read my hospital is above the norm in pay.
Here is my problem. I have nothing left to aspire to. Being at the top of the wage scale I can only look forward to cost of living raises for the NEXT 15-20 yrs till I retire? I have many jobs and lots of experience but do not have a BSN which many orgaizations want. Going back for BSN means retiring with a student loan
And at the age of 50 it's just not appealing to back to school.
I hate call! We do more "emergent scheduled cases" than REAL call cases. I can't see myself doing this when I'm 60. Too hard on my body.
Our small hospital is growing fast and the work load is increasing without increasing staff. We are adding new doc's to staff every year.
I thought about traveling, family obligations and age are a deterant.
What would you do if you were in my place? (and don't say quit complaining, LOL)
Sep 15, '07
or assist teach on the side. while most institutes want you to have a degree higher than what you teach, it is not always the same if you assist teach. your experience should come in handy for students! it is worth checking out.
i wish you the best in what ever direction you path leads you!
Last edit by ewattsjt on Sep 15, '07