Man , this has turned out to be a valuable thread to me! Im a RN , and a manager. $86k/year with health benefits and pension. I came here to explore getting into the field becasue it has always interested me and we are seeing some writing on the wall with Medicare/Obamacare. i.e. raises are on freeze, yearly bonus have been stopped, etc. But this might be a hard career change to make. This thread might be the reality check Im looking for!
I would stay with the RN work and the 86k.
In fact, if I already had the RN, I would go for Nurse Anesthetist for 100k.
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