Having owned a successful business and been an employer (10-25 employees) and now an employee (I've been an RN for only 4 months), the two most important factors to job satisfaction are: What you do and who you work for/with. Money and benefits are number 3 and 4. Your boss and the pressure they bring are vital to retaining good employees. All is well, now, working at a small Med-Surge unit but I don't know if I will be here in 2 or 3 years. Best thing about this career is ...if you don't like your job, find another.