1st job op Hair transplant

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by ktvisual ktvisual (New) New

I have a possible opportunity to get a job as a new graduate with a hair transplant company. Since I really do not want to work in a hospital I'm thinking this might be a good opportunity, however my fiance thinks it's way too narrow and that I will be limiting myself. I'd be interested in knowing all thoughts on this. Thank you so much!

Kathleen

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typo

CrunchRN, ADN, RN

Specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health. Has 25 years experience. 4,405 Posts

It will limit you, but if you will get some nursing skills maybe not too much if you do not plan to do acute care.

lavenderskies

lavenderskies, BSN

Has 33 years experience. 349 Posts

I interviewed for a plastics clinic that was largely hair transplants as a new grad. I did a working interview and although I'm not sure how much has changed in the industry since then I'd think you'd still acquire a good skill set that could serve in other venues.

Pre OP skills, iv skills, sterile procedures, conscious sedation recovery, time management, dressing changes, discharge teaching.... were just some of the things I saw.

Buyer beware

Buyer beware, BSN

Specializes in GENERAL. Has 40 years experience. 1,137 Posts

I interviewed for a plastics clinic that was largely hair transplants as a new grad. I did a working interview and although I'm not sure how much has changed in the industry since then I'd think you'd still acquire a good skill set that could serve in other venues.

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I agree with this advice very much. I have known a few nurses over the years who have worked in plastics and this in no way precluded them from doing critical care or anything else per diem or part time.

But allow me to tell you the real reason why this is a good move. All nurses should have two jobs. Why? In case one of them goes sour for whatever reason. It doesn't matter.

In this business it's all about backing yourself up. So if it turns out you don't like them or they don't like you, no love lost.

One more thing, you won't see many nurses in outpatient plastics complaining of back pain from schlepping around a 600 lb hair tranplant patient.

But true, skills obtained in any area are always transferable. It's just a question of flexability and joi de vive.

Pre OP skills, iv skills, sterile procedures, conscious sedation recovery, time management, dressing changes, discharge teaching.... were just some of the things I saw.

Addendum:

Just too bad that plastics especially in Florida has devolved into doing expensive boob jobs and hair replacement. I often wondered if plastic surgeons while learning complicated bladder reconstruction in school were not really dreaming of getting into the very lucrative cosmetics racket. They were.

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