Quote from buffalowing81
Hi i'm going to be looking for a job as an overnight whatever at one of the hosptials, either at the admissions desk or an aid so i can go to school during the day, i don't have any certifcation do the hosptials only hire aids or MA's with certs? also what's the payscale like for just a regular aid or MA and anyone know what the shifts are like for overnights? Thanks.
Firstly, have you ever worked nights and then went to school during the day? It is very very hard... especially if you have a harder schedule. It would be much more wise to get an afternoon/evening job.
I have discovered it is quite hard to get into the hospitals around here -- even for a position at the bottom of the food chain. When I first moved to NV two years ago, I applied at every position I could think of at every hospital around town. I have a very solid work history with a few impressive jobs, considering I am very young still. However, I was never hired to an hospital. I finally did get a position through the university on a state funded grant. I called a few of the hospitals I applied at, and they stated they did not want to hire me because, #1) I was still a full-time college student entering the nursing profession (they would have rather filled the spot with someone with the intention of staying there, and #2) even though they were entry-level positions, they still asked that the applicant have at least one year in admissions or a related hospital field.
If I were you, I would work in a retail job or something similar. Retail stores pay fairly well around here (hell, I was selling ladies shoes part-time and averaging $16 an hour because of commission). And with retail or something similar, they will work with your schedule and you don't feel so guilty when you have to quit.