I am 27 and recently fired from the call center of a major cellular company. Granted, my whole working lifetime I've worked for big name corporations with decent benefits the job itself and the environment is not for me and I took this as an opportunity to go back to school. I started the process already and am strongly considering my original major, RN. My community college has a good reputation on producing good nurses and also offers a BSN program once you're licensed as an RN. The cost is not bad and I've always had an interest in the medical field. Now, after doing lots of research I realize that although medical careers will always be needed, there is little truth to there being a nursing shortage. Hospitals and most companies are going for the "customer satisfaction" approach, changes are coming up in health care and jobs are requiring a year or more experience. The work is hard, demanding and the school is not easy.This probably sounds typical but I am scared to put everything I have into this and not be able to find a job. I am pretty realistic and realize all jobs have bad co workers, poor policies, nearly unattainable goals and stress BUT I am worried in reading some of the posts here. Some experienced nurses are saying they would not go into nursing again, a lot of new grads or even experienced nurses are not getting jobs and some that do have jobs are miserable. (no offense to anyone...just the impressions I'm getting)Can anyone provide some words of encouragement that it should get better as far as the job market? I can deal with the stress, hard work, corporate policies, demanding requirements, irate and unreasonable people but not being able to find work after so much school and investment is scary.