Im so glad to be here and really respect all of you nurses. I am over age 40 and am finally realizing my dream of being able to go back to school. I have the opportunity to attend either a LPN certificate program or enter the RAD tech program at our local community college that will result in a associates degree when completed.
Im just not sure what to do? If you had the choice to make today, which would it be and why? If it matters, just fyi, I will probably never go on to get my RN or other specialty certificates in the Rad tech field, like ultrasound, mri ect. for reasons too boring to go into here.
I have worked in health care in the past, I was a cna at a nursing home part time years ago and nursing home work doesnt really bother me. Also, Im kinda shy, so being in a little xray room all day would be just fine with me too. I know with the economy, the job prospects are lousy in any industry right now but Ive spent my whole life raising kids and this is my one chance to get an education past high school.
What do you guys think?
Thanks so much for any opinion or advice you can share