Hi everyone - I haven't posted on here in quite a while, but thought I would today. I had been very interested in pursuing a direct entry PMHNP, but in recent months kind of have up on that plan in favor of becoming a LICSW, but I find that I'm just not as excited about the prospects likely available to me if I got an MSW, and still really interested in the nurse practitioner role.
I have tried to research, but there just doesn't seem to be that much info available, so I'm hoping I can get some here. Any information would be helpful, and I'm specifically curious about good job prospects in Boston area suburbs, starting pay in this area, are these jobs plentiful (I look on Indeed etc. and don't see much), and anything else you care to share! FYI I am non-traditional age (42) and part of what is holding me back is that I'm worried about being too old and all the debt involved. At this point in my life I basically need a sure thing, or as close to one as I can get. I'm certain I would love the work, I just want to make sure I'll be able to get a good job!
Thank you for any responses