Needing Some Career Advice

by Bonesfan47 Bonesfan47 (New) New Pre-Student


My name is Lydia and I am brand new to this site and board. I was wondering if I could get some advice from you guys since you are all nurses. I have for several years now been thinking about going into nursing. I have moments where I really want to pursue nursing and then moments where I am happy with my current job. I am currently a Customer Service Representative. I love helping people and want to continue to help people. While I do help customers at my current job I feel I want to make more of a difference and if I were to continue at my current job I would want to grow into management there however I do not see a management job in that department opening up anytime soon. Nursing has always been something I had thought about before since in that job you are making a difference for the patients. The problem is I keep going back and forth on the two and I know nursing school is really hard. I also already have a Bachelors degree in a different field and it took me forever to get that degree. Unfortunately it is a degree that does not have many career opportunities as well nor anything that I would want to pursue. I worry too because of how long it took me to get that bachelors degree. I have heard from so many people that nursing school is very difficult and so I worry about that too since I would need to have a job and do nursing school at the same time and I tend to always put work over school which is one of the main reasons why I took so long to get my undergrad to begin with plus so many people said that having a Full-Time job and doing nursing school is even more difficult to the point of almost impossible. Any advice on what you guys think would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for honest feedback on my position. Any help is greatly appreciated. I thank you for your time and for your services as I always appreciate the work that nurses do. You guys are all amazing. Thank you for your time!


- Lydia

Nursing school is very easy compared to other majors. I am in an accelerated BSN program, 2nd degree, and it's easy. Problem is that if you don't work in a big hospital in the Bay Area, CA, you're not going to make much. There are also a lot of nurses that can't get jobs. I would say that if it's something you want to do, go for it. It's going to be a lot easier than getting a degree in physics, picking strawberries, or working out like Manny Pacquiao.

Edited by Perplex