Career - where to from here?

by canned_bread canned_bread Member Nurse

Specializes in Cath lab, acute, community. Has 11 years experience.

I need some career advice and ideas...

I am 28 years old, and have been working in the cardiac cath suite/angiography suite for most of my career. I've done my back in (permanently). I love patients, I love nursing. I loved the angio suite, but now I can't wear lead and so can't work in there!

So now I have to look at other career options that are not "dead ends" so early on in my career.

Can anyone give me some guidance as to where I could go from here? I don't particularly like ward nursing, I loved surgery and the conveyor belt. I love chatting to patients and making them feel good.

I know if I saw this post here I would think "well it depends on what you like, it depends on the person, it depends on so much...". But if someone could give me some advice as to what career options to look at that is low impact on the back, and involves no career suicide, stays clinical, avenues, ANYTHING, I would be highly appreciative.

So lost and confused right now!

Lev, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency - CEN. Has 7 years experience. 9 Articles; 2,802 Posts

Endoscopy, IV therapy, Outpatient infusion, or Pre-op just off the top of my head.