After 15 years of working as a project manager for various pharmaceutical companies (and hating it), I've finally decided to take the plunge and do something different. I just turned 36 and can't see doing this for the rest of my career. I recently completed my EMT certification and, while the EMT/Paramedic field doesn't strike me as being as interesting as I expected, when I did a clinical observation in the area's local ER (and Level-1 trauma center), I was HUGELY impressed with the nurses. It was a clarifying moment for me.
Over the next couple of years I plan to volunteer in that ER to get some more experience while I bang out the pre-requisites part-time at the local community college. When I turn 38 I plan to quit my job and take the plunge. Since I own a home in the SF Bay Area with a healthy mortgage, that probably means that I'll be selling my home and moving elsewhere in the country where I can afford to go to school.
Obviously, I'm nervous about making such a big transition this late in life, but I'm very excited about having a fresh start and getting into a career that I really love. Any advice is welcome, but obviously I'll be reading up here in my spare time.
Jul 19, '12
Welcome and all the best on your journey
Jul 19, '12
welcome to the cite
, i have no doubt that you'll be a great addition to any er dept. as i wish you the very best in all of your future endeavors...aloha~
Jul 20, '12
and welcome to the site