I have worked in the pediatric field for many years now. My first 10 years was spent at a group home for disabled kids. I got asked the same question nearly every day. "How do you work here?".
I loved it!! Could not see myself anywhere else. Yes there was the daily poops, parents screaming, pharmacy mess ups. But there was also smiles, giggles, and thank yous as well. (Just not as many).
Now I work at my children's school as the nurse. Again I love it. I get peed on, pooped on, puked on. I see lice a lot!! I get yelled at by parents for stupid stuff that does not pertain to me. BUT I have kids that come here just to see me. Hugs everyday!! I took a 40,000 (no exaggerating) yearly pay cut to do this??? Yes!! Everyday is not gravey!! But those small parts within each day when a little one says "dank you nurse". Makes it all good for me.
Point being! This field is not for everyone. But every job has bad days and good days. Does the good out weigh the bad for you??