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Re: laid off again, second time in 14 months


 
10/14/2004 11:55 AM
ChrisM Re: laid off again, second time in 14 months
"The wait to get into nursing school is currently around a year.  
 
I'd do it, except that there is the issue of dealing with sh*t, p*ss, and blood on a regular basis :("  
 
Hey, now you want good pay, great job options, and no schooling and no dirty work?  
;-)  
 
I didn't say these were easy jobs to do, just very lay-off proof. Just about any health-care related job is in high demand. Physical therapists, medical technicians, and plenty more I can't think of right now since I'm not in the field. If you're technical, getting certified on using an MRI or cat-scan machine can keep you employed. I don't know how long that takes, but I bet there even less people going to school for that than nurising. That actually may be a good option for you. Those MRI machine are really cool. Interesting in a technical way of course, I've been folded up like an origami crane and shoved into one for two hours before, and the experience was definitely unpleasant.
 
10/15/2004 8:48 AM
steve
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Hey, now you want good pay, great job options, and no schooling and no dirty work?  
;-)
 
 
Well, uh, yeah :)  
 
Actually, I have the utmost respect for nurses and their profession. I don't know how they do it.  
 
My aunt was a nurse in a children's burn ward, she lasted about 2 or 3 years. :(  
 
 
I didn't say these were easy jobs to do, just very lay-off proof. Just about any health-care related job is in high demand. Physical therapists, medical technicians, and plenty more I can't think of right now since I'm not in the field.  
 
Good point.  
 
If you're technical, getting certified on using an MRI or cat-scan machine can keep you employed. I don't know how long that takes, but I bet there even less people going to school for that than nurising. That actually may be a good option for you. Those MRI machine are really cool. Interesting in a technical way of course, I've been folded up like an origami crane and shoved into one for two hours before, and the experience was definitely unpleasant.  
 
One thing I investigated was becoming a medical electronics repair specialist. Medical electronics aren't like consumer crap. Medical equipment is expensive to replace, and I would guess that some machines need to be calibrated. Someone's life may be depending on a particular machine. If I had the money, I'd go back to tech school and learn this trade.  
 
Steve
 
10/18/2004 7:28 AM
giustd
" If I had the money, I'd go back to tech school and learn this "  
 
you may not need to. my brother did this for years at a very reputable hospital in boston, he had military electronics training and he fixed car stereos before the hospital gig. you're right, lots of machines, they break, you fix, you calibrate, etc...call a hospital or two and ask for the biomed tech dept., you'd be surprised. decent $, steady work.  
good luck
 
10/18/2004 1:57 PM
SpeedRacer
this IIRC btw, is Dr. Z's background.. (medical lab/hospital equipment support)
 
10/14/2004 11:00 AM
anon Go join the military
Why don't you join the military and go fight in Iraq as part of US forces. Weren't you one of the people on this forum a year or so ago that was very much in favor of Bush's war? Maybe I'm thinking of someone else. But if it was you, then I think you should join up. It's only fair that the war supporters of the world fight their own war.  
 
Just my thoughts.
 
10/15/2004 6:35 AM
giustd
"Weren't you one of the people on this forum a year or so ago that was very much in favor of Bush's war? "  
 
put the venom away pal, that wasn't me. I never supported Bush and won't this time either.
 
10/15/2004 10:12 AM
anon
OK. Sorry. I must have been thinking of someone else. Thanks for the correction.  
 
And of course, my advice then is not to join the military. Only the terminally ignorant are doing that these days. Sounds like you don't fit the profile.  
 
Good luck in your job pursuits.  
 
And if my message sounds cold, so be it. I'm very selective about who I wish well these days. Many Americans could care less about my well being. Why am I suppossed to care about theirs. Anybody voting for Bush is voting to take my job away from me and others like me. Perhaps you've been victinized too.
 
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