Confused about Careers! Please Help!

  1. HI everyone. I am so confused about what field I should go into. I have a B.S. in Physiology, and have been planning on entering graduate school in the summer for Occupational Therapy. The problem is, I have always been drawn to nursing, and even completed a semester of nursing school after graduating from college, only to drop out due to indecisevness. I cannot decide which field to pursue! I know I would want to work in OB nursing, and if I become an OT, I would want to work with kids as well. Any insight into these two careers would be greatly appreciated! I am driving myself crazy trying to figure this out!! THANK YOU!!
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    Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 10


  3. by   RNandunhappy
    Can you volunteer or intern in both fields you are interested in???
    I wish I had...
    Maybe that will help you decide which one is right for you. Sometimes things are different after you are exposed to them for a while.
  4. by   lulu88
    Thanks for your message! I worked in a hospital on the telemetry floor as a patient care tech for 6 months during the one semeser of nursing school. I loved working there at first, but then I became severely burned out because the management treated the techs very badly, and I felt I was in a thankless job, which led me to drop out after one semester.

    Are you happy in your job? Sorry for the personal question, but I'm just trying to get some honest feedback!!
  5. by   RNandunhappy
    Hi Lulu,
    no, I am not happy in my job. That doesn't mean others are too. I felt taken advantage of and understand what you mean working as a tech. I saw many nurses not treat techs nice or with respect (just as other nurses or patients).
    Guess in a way the medical field is one big chicken coop with an established pecking order. I know, it's not really funny. E-mail me if you wish. Have a good day