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Question by Why not do tommorrow: where can I find a great medical school to attend to. I first want to research them though for a Rn course?
Being 25 well seems like I should start looking into a longterm career field so can someone please give me an answer. I live in colorado in the denver area but if the school is good than I would be willing to move. Any ideas?
Answer by Linkin
If you’re 25, starting next year, you’ll be about 34 when you get out and start making money as a doc. Throw in RN school and some work experience, figure another few years. You’ll be about 40 when it’s all said and done. You lose a lot of prime earning years while you “figure out” a school by trying the nursing program first.
I suppose I can see why it’s a tempting. It’s a big investment, so maybe do nursing which is a way to test the waters before committing to being a doc. This is assuming you could drag yourself away from a nice paying career as a nurse for a job that might pay the same (family med doc at an HMO).
Look at it from a med school’s point of view. Here’s a person who’s been screwing around for years. So wishy washy, they mess around before applying to be a doc. It’s very likely this person will just bail out and go back to being a nurse the minute things get rough (like the first 36 hour shift). Nurses make good money, so why wouldn’t they bail out instead of suffering through the hell of med school and intern/residency?
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