From time to time, an allnurses.com member will ask about "most stressful job," "best paying job," etc. Well, I am wondering if anybody will kindly weigh in on this...I am very independent and love to build things - I built a hot tub, fix my car, do plumbing and wiring in my house. Even back in nursing school, I'd constantly be thinking of innovative ways to do things, and quickly found out about the "right way, wrong way and the nursing way." Is there anybody here who feels that his or her job allows for creativity and autonomy? To be sure, one of the best things about nursing is there is no question about "making a difference" to other people. This is great, but I need something more. Any ideas? I know there will always be paperwork and having to answer to supervisors. But I'd like to explore ways in which I could use my "inner inventor." Thanks much!