I want this job, BUT...... - page 2

It is only 30 hours a week. But it sounds perfect for me.....It is working as a diabetic educator at a very busy clinic (a block away from my apartment). They will put me throught the training... Read More

  1. by   angel337
    Quote from llg
    Those nurses working the "less popular" jobs deserve significantly extra pay -- not just an extra dollar or two. Those jobs are less popular because they are more stressful, involve difficult work hours, more responsibility, more risk, etc. There are usually very good reasons for the extra pay.

    In most cases, it's a simple matter of supply and demand.

    i agree with you totally. but i think nursing in general is not a high paying job so alot of the lower paying nursing jobs that are less stressful in my opinion still don't pay much. i worked in a clinic that was low stress and the nurses there only got paid approximately $3 more than the medical assistants. considering our education we should get compensated better. kay i'm done.
  2. by   leslie :-D
    i recently met a nurse, who was going to school to become a masseuse.
    9 month program, claiming she will earn $65/50 mins...
    my hands got tired, thinking of it.

  3. by   NTPinky
    Take the job!! I do diabetes education per diem and love it. Plus, since it's only a block away you'll save a lot of $ on gas. As for money on the side, many times people advertise for people to help out an elderly person with running errands, light housekeeping, etc. Or a nanny.. something where your nursing background would be a total asset. Or if you like dogs you could offer a dogwalking service. I don't know.. but take the job! And congrats!
  4. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from nurz2be
    Try oncall RN service through hospice or home care. My friend does this weekend exclusives and she gets almost 40 an hour just for on call status. She rarely goes out and when she does it is most of the time for a med check and is only gone a few hours the entire weekend.
    Where is this? When I worked on-call for hospice, I got only $1.50 an hour for being on call. Are you sure about this wage?