Do any of the nurses here hold jobs that are not nurse/health-related? - page 2

Just wondering how common or uncommon it is.. :specs:... Read More

  1. by   mskate
    My big plan right now is to go to bartending school! Granted, most people don't need to go to school to be a bartender, but I figure I'll have a better chance at the job with schooling and no experience, than no schooling or experience!

    I always think it's good to have one or two back up jobs/skills to fall back on. What if we lost our license somehow? or couldn't find a job anywhere? It's a great back up plan!!!
  2. by   Neveranurseagain
    I work as a nanny 1-2 weekends a month to 6 mth old twins. I work from 7am to 10 pm on Sat and Sunday and get pd $450. Mom is there part of the time too but she is on call and occasionally leaves or has to do stuff from her computer. I get meals, or can have food delivered and she pays for it. The babes are on a schedule so I have time to study and watch TV. My only responsibility are the babes, no housework or anything else. It's been fun!
  3. by   Castymiss
    OMG, RN jobs that start in the LOW TEENS???? What state or country do you live in? Our new grads start at close to 30 grand. I have 20 years and make 6 figures....working 4....10 hour shifts a week. Move to Los Angeles, CALIF.
  4. by   emmalou*
    I have a few good years under my belt as an RN however I now work as a case manager to assist psychologically and physically injured workers back to the workplace (rehabilitation consultant). You certainly don't have to be a nurse to do this, but in my field, you usually need to have a health care background (OT, physio, social worker, psych, nurse, rehab counsellor etc), although some government type jobs have people with HR/administrative backgrounds in this type of job.

    My nursing has been invaluable for this role - in fact, I can't imagine going into it straight out of uni or whatever, or having an admin background. Having all those years of dealing with people at their worst or lowest point is invaluable when you think about it!

    I often think some jobs make you a better person in life and some jobs don't. IMO nursing makes you a better person - a good communicator, emotional intelligence, excellent instincts, being perceptive and working well under pressure. Here in Australia nurses are thought quite highly of in occupations outside of health care.
  5. by   ghillbert
    Quote from Castymiss
    OMG, RN jobs that start in the LOW TEENS???? What state or country do you live in? Our new grads start at close to 30 grand. I have 20 years and make 6 figures....working 4....10 hour shifts a week. Move to Los Angeles, CALIF.
    I assumed she meant teens per hour, not per year. Not everywhere has the living cost of California, either, so wages are lower.
  6. by   LHH1996
    even though i have only been a nurse 13 years..there are times when i feel burnt out and need a change..sometimes i think about getting a second job doing something totally different than nursing. but what hold me back is the idea that i would have to work twice as much or more to make the same money..i honestly worried someone one would see me that knows i am a nurse and think i am stupid for doing that. sounds weird i know..but that is how i am.
  7. by   thekid
    yes, I own and maintain a business that is seasonal ...Sept thru May, so I am getting back into nursing to give myself an extra income boost during slow months. Will probably return part time and work agency. I like to keep a foot in each door
  8. by   Itzallgood
    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    RN's start here in the low teens.

    Wow, That is un real. You need to move ASAP.

    Are you sure you don't mean in the low 20's..........
  9. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from kgregg
    WOW???? I live in Dutchess County....There are ALOT of Nursing jobs? RN too.. Oh pls!!!! $35-$45 an hr!! easy! pls check out craigslist.com also indeed.com

    You are absolutely right this recession has ppl all messed up but the only profession not his as hard is the medical field? THATS why I am switching over and starting over at 40! I was in the middle of getting a social work degree online (UoP) and had a revelation? I asked myself why not get my LPN and make some $$$$$. Here I am working and struggling? and at the end of the day all I have to look forward to is 40k with a bachelors degree? NOT.....I can make that fresh out of nursing school (9mo program)
    Best of luck to you!!!
    Honey, I can't commute to Dutchess COunty from here. I'm nearer Canada than there.

  10. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from Itzallgood
    Wow, That is un real. You need to move ASAP.

    Are you sure you don't mean in the low 20's..........
    No, I don't.

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