Employment Opportunities in Health Care
I really believe that there was a thread along these lines at some point in the past, but I can't find it, so I'm making this one.
After some of the shock and awe of the divorce has lifted, I'm coming to realize that i have pretty much no ties to this region of the country or this career. As for this region, I'm truly beginning to despise it. As for the career, it's a profession that has seen better days. It's very stagnant and has little satisfaction or reward.
So, I'm somewhat considering returning to school to get a BSN and shortly afterwards, get an MSN. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that nurses and nurse practitioners are going to experience huge growth as a profession. Further, it would be great to have practical health care experience and skills just in case of a zombie apocalypse.
Does anyone have any personal experience with this sort of thing? Is it true that this is a growth area? Is the pay decent? Salary.com says that the average pay for nurse practitioners in NYC is about 110K. Do you think that's true or is it more likely to be false? Can a person live on that income in NYC?
What about other areas of health care?