Career change...need input and opinions please!

  1. I am currently working as a private duty LVN. I make decent money but no benefits, vacay, sick time, etc. I am 35 and burnt out on nursing in general. At my age I just need to go back to school and get my RN and so on. I hate hospital nursing with a passion and I really don't have the burning desire inside to be a nurse anymore. WELL...I was just offered an opportunity to go to work with a top healthcare recruiting company here in Dallas. My neighbor referred me and I was able to get my foot in the door. I would be working as a medical recruiter with a base pay but with commission the average 1st year is about 50,000 - 60,000. My neighbor is in her 2nd year and makes 70,000. I am totally thinking a career change to this field would be good for me. I could very well be making 6 figures in 5 years from now. This is a big decision for me and would just love some input from you other nurses out there!
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    About lovelane78

    Joined: Jan '09; Posts: 14; Likes: 35
    Pediatric Home Health Nurse
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Hospice, Adult and Pediatric Home Health

    4 Comments

  3. by   wannabeRNbrandy
    I'd do it. You said you are ready for a change so why not? Best of luck!
  4. by   lots2care4
    I am currently working as a private duty LVN. I make decent money but no benefits, vacay, sick time, etc. I am 35 and burnt out on nursing in general. At my age I just need to go back to school and get my RN and so on. I hate hospital nursing with a passion and I really don't have the burning desire inside to be a nurse anymore. WELL...I was just offered an opportunity to go to work with a top healthcare recruiting company here in Dallas. My neighbor referred me and I was able to get my foot in the door. I would be working as a medical recruiter with a base pay but with commission the average 1st year is about 50,000 - 60,000. My neighbor is in her 2nd year and makes 70,000. I am totally thinking a career change to this field would be good for me. I could very well be making 6 figures in 5 years from now. This is a big decision for me and would just love some input from you other nurses out there!

    OK ... dear lady ... what are you waiting for???
  5. by   DLStango
    Sounds like a good deal to me. Sometimes bedside or hospital nursing is not for everyone. Thats the beauty of the profession, theres so many ways you can go. Good luck!
  6. by   beeker
    I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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