I am sure that you're aware that in these economic times a large percentage of nurses only became nurses because of the money (the nice way of saying it is financial security but they won't admit it ). I don't know if I should be shoved into that percentage, since I've always wanted to be in the medical field but I also wanted to make great money too. Yes money is just as important as doing something I love, because of coarse it pays my bills, buys me food and many other needs/wants that I have. I just started my first year of community college still living with my parents and I am not happy.....I honestly just want to go on my own and I have my freedom. They are not mean to me but are very overbearing at times. I am understanding to that because I live in their house. I need to gear up and find a way to be financially secure so I can move out. I have volunteered at the hospital many times and have noticed that there is a hierarchy and nurses are not at the top, :-( and at times aren't treated fairly especially by the doctors or managers. I am not quite sure what I would like to do anymore, I don't even think their is a career that I would like, I am a smart girl but only want a job because of money and benefits. Why else would I want to work my ass for the next 30 years? Always kissing up to someone, taking serious risks, damaging my body with little free time on my hands (not specifically talking to nurse because all careers are like that now). I only want a job because society forces me to have one. I would just prefer having fun, doing new things, and being lazy when I want and just doing whatever I feel whenever. It's crazy but it's true and sadly life doesn't work like that. I realize I need a good income. I have to give a little to get a little. I recently met a rn nurse who hates her job!!! she told me the down sides of this career and there is a lot. She specifically hates bedside nursing and is only working to get to administration nursing. And now I am completely confused and thrown off track and I don't know *** to do because I just complete my first semester of pre-reqs. I don't have time and money to waste in college !!! and she also said to me "however it could be your calling", how am I going to know that? Yes, I know from my previous statements it sounds like I am lazy bum, but my whole life I have worked for the reward in the end. Nursing didn't sound very rewarding from her point of view. I am so confused , I don't know if I should continue for next semester and if I don't what will I do. The only 2 other careers I am looking into would require me to move very far away up state or out of state. I am very broke and poor, my whole family is.