I saw my PC doc this morning and she tells me her contract is up with the group she's with and she's not sure if they will renew. They want to cut her salary. She said she's considering (a) nursing and (b) teaching high school. Since those are the two areas I've been focusing on as second career paths and I've done a little teaching, I said something to her about the poor salary. She said that after paying malpractice insurance
and other costs, her pay as a physician is similar to that of a public school teacher. And that she wouldn't be doing that much better as a nurse. I didn't want to press for details but how can that be??? One reason (but not the primary one) that nursing is appealing is the salary and marketability. If my salary and marketability are not going to be any better than they would be as a teacher, then I have more thinking to do before spring classes begin.