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RN switching to Lactation Consultant??

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I'm thinking of getting scooling to become a Lactation Consultant. I was often praised on my ability to help moms new to nursing preemies in NICU. Is this a very marketable job in Southern California? Money isn't everything, but have student loans to pay and this economy is still unsteady as far as jobs.

AprilRNurse

Specializes in Med/surg, rural CCU. Has 3 years experience.

Around here it isn't a "switch" it's just a certification the RN's get on top of their RN lisence. We have LR's at the hospital. They work L&D, but help with lactation as well. They get paid their normal rate- with a bonus I think for certification.

BabyLady, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, Post-partum.

Around here it isn't a "switch" it's just a certification the RN's get on top of their RN lisence. We have LR's at the hospital. They work L&D, but help with lactation as well. They get paid their normal rate- with a bonus I think for certification.

Wow...that is highway robbery.

An LC is not an easy certification to get...no way would I do it for a mere certification raise, which in our facility, is about 3% (ie. like for an RNC).