No matter what field you choose to go into please do your research for the area you plan to work in. RNs have a lot more areas that they can work in. They may start off at close to the same pay as RTs, but do end up making more as the years pass. I love being an RT, but I'm very new to the field. I knew the challenges I would face, but loved the field so much that I took the plunge. I did shadow nurses for about 6 months and RTs for about 2 months before I ever committed to school. Doing a search on jobs in the medical field will tell you that some areas of the country are saturated and getting a new grad job will be tough. My philosophy is that I should love what I do and the money will follow. So far for me it has worked out that way. The market in my area is tight, but not completely saturated. I started talking to managers in the spring so that when I graduated I had an idea of where to start to get a job. I was lucky and landed a full time day position at my first pick hospital. Many of my friends are working PRN and nights at that. Plus many are still looking for a job. As an RT in my area you will start off the same as every other new grad....doing floor work. It's a great place to start, but you won't start in a specialty area like you could as an RN. Generally, you can't work home health or do travel as a RT until you have hospital experience so you really will need to start out at the hospital doing bedside care.