tiredfeetED 171 Posts Jul 26, 2004 As a profession, teachers in California are underpaid...they might have less days to work but remember just like nurses who have spent many years training..Requiring at least a BA with atleast 6more months to a year of credentials. My fiance who is finishing her credentials this year..was talking about starting pay of 34k. Well I dont know any RN i work with who makes that little a year. Majority of the RNs i work with make over 60k...and the travelers..well some make well over 100k ( no life, lots of OT)As a whole I do believe RNs are underpaid for there skills and what we must put up with..The CT tech at our facility makes 36 / Hr to push a button... That is crap! 0 responsibility. :angryfire I could go on and on..