My daughter is a bright young girl that is a junior in highschool. She is looking at careers and what she wants to do in her future. I am trying to give her advice but not to let my thoughts cloud her judgement.
The school counselors keep telling her that she scores high in healthcare field. I am sure she does, I am a nurse and my friends are nurses, we sit around and talk all the time, she has probably picked up a few things from us. Just like anyone else would learn from their parents. They keep telling her how all the jobs are out there, how she can go anywhere and get a job and that there are several career oppertunities in nursing.
All of these things may or may not be true, but my concerns are that the govement is getting more into health care, we all see how well the govement deals with things(post office, medicare, medicaid, welfare etc.....). I am worried that if she goes into nursing or healthcare in general she will be locked into a future that may not have the future she thinks it will have. I do not want to sound like a bitter, burned out old nurse, I want to be a good mom and give her real advice that will help her in the long term. My daughter's future means a lot to me.