Pre-Nursing Job Decision: Package Handler or Patient Care Technician

  1. 0 Hello All!

    I am a pre-nursing student in my last semester before nursing school. I have consistently searched for healthcare and non-healthcare positions in the town which I live and go to school for over a year but to no avail. Currently, I am faced with two job offers (part-time & flexible for students) One job is at a hospital 45 minutes away from the town in which I live as a patient care technician and gain valuable experience for my future profession as a nurse. The hospital job pays more hourly and offers more hours. The other job is local as a package handler in which I would work approximately 15 hours/week 5 minutes away from my house. I'm still weighing the pros and cons but needed outside advice for factors I may or may not have considered.

    Thank You,

    Registered Nurse 2012
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    Quote from abrandednurse21
    Hello All!

    I am a pre-nursing student in my last semester before nursing school. I have consistently searched for healthcare and non-healthcare positions in the town which I live and go to school for over a year but to no avail. Currently, I am faced with two job offers (part-time & flexible for students) One job is at a hospital 45 minutes away from the town in which I live as a patient care technician and gain valuable experience for my future profession as a nurse. The hospital job pays more hourly and offers more hours. The other job is local as a package handler in which I would work approximately 15 hours/week 5 minutes away from my house. I'm still weighing the pros and cons but needed outside advice for factors I may or may not have considered.

    Thank You,

    Registered Nurse 2012
    You said it yourself, "gain valuable experience", plus the opportunity for networking - not all new grads land jobs immediately after graduating. The hospital job, depending on the shift, may afford you more downtime that can be used for studying.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks Suse!


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