I am going through a major career change now.
I was dealing with Law & Finance......let me tell you this is stressful, because you never know where you are as far as getting paid. So you better have a good savings !!!
I chose Medicine, to help people after I became ill,(another story), and to provide a service that is needed. Medicine is advancing everyday, and I can't imagine every department in nursing being so bad.
The pay is OK,(average $50k.), benifits are GREAT, and lots and lots of extra's, and you don't have to worry about not having a job, and advancement is all up to YOU !!! The majority of the people I have met in the hospital enviroment, treat you like FAMILY.
I think for the people crying alot, when you change jobs, you'll see how good you had it. My opinion ONLY.......
Tell me what I'm missing......
Jul 23, '01
What planet have you been living on!? It took me over 20 years of back breaking work as a nurse, with a BSN, to finally make $50,000/yr. The benefits use to be good, but those have slowly been taken away as a cost cutting measure. The health care "business" is in crisis, in case you hadn't noticed.
Nursing is very hard work! It is mentally, emotionally, and physically stressful. You must go into it because it is something that you really want to do. Don't do it for job security or money or benefits. Otherwise you are going to be very disappointed.
And all that crying when someone leaves is because they know it's going to take months to fill our position and they're wishing they were going too.
Last edit by fiestynurse on Jul 23, '01