NEED ADVICE - Nursing or Teaching??? - page 2

Hi, I'm hoping to get some advice. I recently graduated w/my BS in Sociology. I'm not sure what I want to do - Nursing or Teaching. My options are to go onto Grad school and get my MS in elementary... Read More

  1. by   tencat
    Quote from llg
    Most public school teachers have great benefit plans, including generous tuition reimbursement plans and pension plans that most people fail to notice when they are comparing the two.

    Her graduate school was 100% reimbursed by the school district. She never had more than $10 deducted from a pay check for health insurance. She was also able to retire at age 51 with 60% of her maximum salary guaranteed for life with annual increases for inflation. Had she chosen to work for 5 more years, she would have been guaranteed 80% of her highest salary.

    Boy, what planet was that???? :chuckle I've taught in several states, and I have never seen a district that paid its teachers that well. I paid $300 a month for health insurance when I was a teacher. Reimbursement money for graduate school? I was expected to get extra credits at my expense. I see that your sister was retired. She probably came on board with teaching when things were a lot better, like the 1970's or 1980's? I'm sure that most school districts in the US now do not offer any of these perks that they used to. Retirement is probably better than nursing, I'll give teaching that. But I agree with you that someone should do whatever their heart tells them they need to be doing. Some people are born teachers, my husband being one of them. It is important work that changes people's lives.
  2. by   SFCardiacRN
    As an ASN, I have to recommend BSN. Though pay is the same, a BSN will open doors not available to ASN/ADN.