Hello my name isGuerdina I am 18 years old, I graduated high school 5 months ago I am currently a cna, I am starting college next month doing the prerequisites for pta but at any time I can switch to nursing. I am very confused I don't know which way to go. Pta or nursing? I want a stable job but I also need money.help me decide please any help will be appreciated.
Nov 9, '17
Hi and welcome to AN
It's hard for anybody to say, as you know yourself and your situation best.
I'm thinking that an Associate's in Nursing would have the bigger payoff as they make better money than a PTA. However, most places expect their nurses to get their BSN at some point, so you should plan for that.
Which one do you think you'd like better? How much money do you want to make? How well do handle stress? How much responsibility do you want? So many things to think about.
If you think you're well-suited to both, I'd go with RN because there tend to be more opportunities and more money. If you really really like the idea of PTA and can stand to earn a bit less, do that.
Good luck to you