Been tech in many different fields in the hospital trying to find my niche. Working as a Tech now debating between three choices regarding work...give a bit of back story.
I started work in the hospital volunteering for an ambulance company.
That led to working per diem in a hospital along side the Anesthesia Doctor's and Nurses prepping their machines, IVs, equipment's, medication, assisting in respiratory codes so on and so on.
After that went on to be a tech did vitals, ADLS, so forth. Was laid off of that job after working in the hospital for two year's. I was out of work for six month's finally found work at a group home. However, they were having some financial issues so I went to work for the hospital again.
This time wasn't a tech worked in Sterile Processing, grossed me out, after a month left took a part time job I found at a local hospital.
It's not a small hospital (385 beds), but owned by the big three in the state as we call it here. Pay is decent making $20 an hour, only working 24 to 32 hour's a week, variable shifts...mostly evening's (I could work day's.)
I want to leave the job though. Coworkers are great I just don't like the job I feel awful for feeling that way. Breaking down main reason is the distance to the job and the unit. The rules are I feel more lax than other units worked on and there are day's when super busy, but there are quiet times.
I am trying to decide they have a larger hospital closer to home where pay varies where you are. If I could find work in the hospital on the floor I am in I probably make same amount of money making. However, they have unionized and non unionized techs...some of the union techs make less than the non union techs.
The other option is the other big three, probably the largest out of the three, owns 5 to 6 hospitals in the state. They have job's all over the state. Checked in pay is significantly less, but could be working more hour's and closer to home. Pay averages $15-$16 an hour...probably be working 36 to 40 hour's.
I apologize sounding so convoluted I am stressing out about work and school. Ever since laid off last May I have worked in three different places, that's not me to bounce around, but I can't find a perfect fit.
I trying to decide where to work regarding school, that is a BIG IF. I want to try to do an accelerated nursing program.
If I stay at current job can knock out perquisites over the course of a year. Then possibly maybe work the weekend doing 16 to 24 hour shift's. The hospital offers deferment at a university an hour away from me that has an accelerated nursing program, but I would loose the benefit's of tuition reimbursement if go below 24 hour's.
The other option is the hospital's main hub, which is closer. They offer 12 hour shift's I could do two or three night's a week making $15 an hour. Plus side I be near two of the colleges interested in applying to. Only downside parking is $100 a month.
The other options I have are I can work as a tech at the other hospital network they have this job that is in a field really interested in as a tech, but lesser pay. It is closer to home and the hour's are at night. It isn't close to any of the schools interested in applying to, but closer to where I live and one of the school's interested in applying to is in the town I live in.
I apologize for this long rant I am just trying to piece thing's together and figure out where and what to do.
Any feedback be much appreciated.