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Change in Career, LPN to Desk Job

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Hello and thanks for taking time to read this. I have been a Licensed Practical Nurse for a year. My plan was to go back to school for my RN. Now that I am in the field and got a chance to get my hands dirty I do not think nursing is for me. I am more comfortable working a desk job. I would still like to remain in the healthcare field but just not patient hands on care. I make $23/hr=$40,000/year so I am looking for a desk job in the healthcare field that pays around that. So I guess my question is, what can I get a degree in to work in the healthcare field that is not a hands on job and that pays decent money? Please, if anyone has advice for me feel free to comment.

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Hello and thanks for taking time to read this. I have been a Licensed Practical Nurse for a year. My plan was to go back to school for my RN. Now that I am in the field and got a chance to get my hands dirty I do not think nursing is for me. I am more comfortable working a desk job. I would still like to remain in the healthcare field but just not patient hands on care. I make $23/hr=$40,000/year so I am looking for a desk job in the healthcare field that pays around that. So I guess my question is, what can I get a degree in to work in the healthcare field that is not a hands on job and that pays decent money? Please, if anyone has advice for me feel free to comment.

Medical Coding career has the potential to make, maybe, more than LPN. It's the job that require somebody to spend all day doing lot of paperworks, phone calls and Computers! Good luck!

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office management, clinical coordinator, etc

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Hopefuldogmom has 7 years experience as a LVN and specializes in 4.

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Check out Grievance & Appeals Nurse positions or Medical Review Nurse positions at a major medical insurance co, as they usually hire LVNs. Experience isn't usually required & if you want a desk job where you are on production then you may be interested. I didn't like it as I reported to a non licensed person & the production part wasn't fair. I also didn't become a nurse to sit on my behind but other nurses love it so you may too.

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olive11 has 22 years experience and specializes in geriatrics, dementia and like, insurance.

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Hello and thanks for taking time to read this. I have been a Licensed Practical Nurse for a year. My plan was to go back to school for my RN. Now that I am in the field and got a chance to get my hands dirty I do not think nursing is for me. I am more comfortable working a desk job. I would still like to remain in the healthcare field but just not patient hands on care. I make $23/hr=$40,000/year so I am looking for a desk job in the healthcare field that pays around that. So I guess my question is, what can I get a degree in to work in the healthcare field that is not a hands on job and that pays decent money? Please, if anyone has advice for me feel free to comment.

Many insurance companies hire nurses for chart reviews, pre-authorization, authorization, case management, clinical assessments, etc. Look around and see which insurance companies have local offices in your area and then look up their websites for career opportunities. HHA's sometimes hire LVN's / LPN's for intake coordinators and some long term facilities may consider them for admissions, MDS's documentation, educational support for CNA's. My suggestion would be to create a linkedin account - recruiters frequently check there and also check Monster.com and careerbuilder.com for job listings. Some employers may search the resumes listed there but not post job openings. Good luck!

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T-Bird78 has 6 years experience.

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Where do you work to make $23/hour? The highest offer I've heard (when salary was mentioned in interview or job posting) is $14/hour. But to answer your question, medical coding pays well and it's an office job. Get your coding certificate (you'll have a head start by already having had A&P and medical terminology). Good luck!!

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