Yes I like my job, yes i like the money (but want more). 9+ years as an RN, all in the ED. Tough, rewarding, fair amount of autonomy, flexible schedule, fun coworkers, sounds like a win to me. it can be emotionally draining and you need to be able to compartmentalize without shutting down emotionally, it can be a challenge. But I don't regret it and would strongly suggest it if you like working with your hands, interacting with people, can handle chaos and a fast pace, give it a shot. Having said that saying nursing is like saying cooking. It means nothing without detail, line cook at Denny's vs chef at a high end bistro, different worlds, coworkers, pay etc. Same thing with nursing, ED tends to attract one type, Hospice another, OR another, once you get a feel for what you like to do every day there is probably a nursing specialty that fits it. I do feel the market is getting more saturated in certain area's but it is always cyclical.