... I decided against the surgical tech thing & have decided to work towards becoming an RN. I will have to take classes at night, part-time & it will probably take me 4-5 years but I can do it. I go register tomorrow! :D :bouncing: (10 replies)
... Reno, i just want to say that I think you were me posting. I have been a tech for almost five years specializing in ortho and I have had enough. Completely under appreciated and over worked. ... (10 replies)
... I've been a Tech for about 4 years now ....... and I just quit. ... (10 replies)
... It varies on a lot of factors, including area you work in and amount of specialization that you have. Generally though, surgical techs start around $35,000 in most areas. (10 replies)
... Hey JWT...just some words of encouragement coming your way :) I was 41 when I started back to school to get my RN. That was in 2001. I will graduate in 3 semesters (I like saying 3 semesters as opposed to 1 1/2 years). I also did the part-time program as I had to continue working during the day. I has been my life long dream and I can finally see the light at the end of... (10 replies)
... Department of Labor on the web should have reported incomes lowest to highest for your field. Sorry I can't post the exact link. (10 replies)
... Awesome JWT.
gLAD TO HEAR YOU HAVE COME TO A DECISION... ;) (10 replies)
... That wouldn't be a problem! At least I would be doing something in a field that I enjoy!
Thanks ya'll for the input! (10 replies)
... Find out the pay scale at hospitals you'd like to work. In my city, they only make $11/hour to start. Also realize it's a career where you'll be standing up for hours at a time. (10 replies)
... Thanks for the info!
I have figured out that I have been in the wrong profession for the last 20 years. I became an EMT-Basic about 2 years ago & now do that on a part time & volunteer basis. I love it! Wish I would have know 20 years ago, I would have gotten into nursing. Now I don't have the extra time or the $$ to pay for nursing school.
So, I have been trying to... (10 replies)
... Just wondering if anyone knows how much they make... (10 replies)