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Got a Bachelors in Communication because I was in loveeeeee with the media world lol Dead. Now taking pre-reqs to get into a Physical Therapy Doctorate program
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Originally posted by uppitynegroid uppitynegroid wrote:

One more thing and I'll get off my soapbox, lol.  I feel like Communications, English, Psychology bachelor degrees are for white people.  Yes, I really just said that.  Those majors are for people with trust funds and life long money they can depend on if things don't work out.

The same way you wouldn't borrow $50,000 and take it to a casino to play blackjack, you shouldn't take out student loans and pursue higher education in overly saturated fields.  We don't have any cushion or people to fall back on.  A lot of us are the first in our family to get degrees, or 1-st generation Americans, etc.  We can't afford to gamble like that. 



and add...history and business management (sorry if it ain't finance, acct or info systems its a no)
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RN checking in.  Nursing.......today was one of those days when I had to ask myself why the hell did I choose this profession?  But the truth is the profession chose me.  I love biological sciences and chemistry.  Love high intensity situations.  Love people.  Nursing IS broad.  It's the link between science and humanity.  The opportunities are endless.  From infusion nurses, to school nurses to hospice or plain on acute care like myself - and it's rewarding work.  You get to save lives.  You get to be a super hero and still shop at regular stores without the paparazzi following you lol

I hear communications and I don't even know what that means.  What do you do with it?  I love being a nurse and even on the worst days when I end my day sobbing with a bottle of wine, I still have no qualms with going right back the next day because there's someone else who needs a good, prudent, compassionate, teaching nurse who's not afraid of being yelled at by a doctor, who's willing to be overworked for a good cause and who is an advocate for the compromised patient.  The money is okay.  It's not a job you do for the money though.  We live pretty well but not fancy if you know what I mean.  Good luck!
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Originally posted by sbrownie84 sbrownie84 wrote:

Any advice on communications as a major? Useless? Nursing?

Any stable majors out there?


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Where I live, it's hard to be a broke nurse.
My mom's attorney told me to not pursue law and be a travelling nurse instead. 

From my experience, nurses in HOSPITALS are not treated as well. Seems more stressful, etc. 

Nurses at NURSING homes, sheeiiit "what call light?". They are the top dogs and they make sure the CNAs know it. I had a charge nurse have ME feel out her paper work. Confused

The nurse that taught my CNA class makes good money. She doesn't work for the month of December, and ALL she does is sit her fat ass at a desk showing people the proper way to wash their hands and put a resident on a bed pan. 

My step grandmother teaches nursing and owns two houses and is a hoarder. She literally shops..all day. 


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I'm also a nurse. I must say I chose nursing only because I wanted to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant and I needed to get a bachelor's degree before I could apply for the program. When I decided to do nursing I thought all I would be doing is taking care of adults in a hospital, but there are so many different areas of nursing to choose from.
 
You can choose the setting you want to work in: hospital, clinic, traveling, home health, etc. You can work in labor & delivery, nursery, post partum, high risk OB, pediatrics (hospital or clinic), NICU, ICU, medsurg, OR, ER, Psych, occupational health, and the list goes on. Each nursing job is different, you can also do Nursing Education  or Administration (they don't deal with direct patient care, they're the business side of nursing), or Anesthetics (which gets paid the most at $120,000+).
 
I can say that I'm not the biggest fan of being a floor nurse, but I am going back to school and applying for PA or Nurse Practioner school which is something that I will enjoy because you are respected more in that field and of course the pay is better.
 
I'm not the happiest at my job because PA/NP is my passion but making between $50,00-$60,000 as a new nurse and being between the age of 21-25 is good for me. In Texas it wasn't that hard finding a job, but I know some people that aren't able to find a job yet and they graduated 2 years ago.
 
I say get a degree where you can find a job in and/or fall back on, and then go back to get a degree or work on your passion.
 
 
(excuse the typos and grammar, typing on phone)


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Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:

RN checking in.  Nursing.......today was one of those days when I had to ask myself why the hell did I choose this profession?  But the truth is the profession chose me.  I love biological sciences and chemistry.  Love high intensity situations.  Love people.  Nursing IS broad.  It's the link between science and humanity.  The opportunities are endless.  From infusion nurses, to school nurses to hospice or plain on acute care like myself - and it's rewarding work.  You get to save lives.  You get to be a super hero and still shop at regular stores without the paparazzi following you lol

I hear communications and I don't even know what that means.  What do you do with it?  I love being a nurse and even on the worst days when I end my day sobbing with a bottle of wine, I still have no qualms with going right back the next day because there's someone else who needs a good, prudent, compassionate, teaching nurse who's not afraid of being yelled at by a doctor, who's willing to be overworked for a good cause and who is an advocate for the compromised patient.  The money is okay.  It's not a job you do for the money though.  We live pretty well but not fancy if you know what I mean.  Good luck!


I advised the OP against Nursing... but what you said .. changes my mind. Maybe Nursing IS a good option.
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Originally posted by atexaschick atexaschick wrote:

I'm also a nurse. I must say I chose nursing only because I wanted to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant and I needed to get a bachelor's degree before I could apply for the program. When I decided to do nursing I thought all I would be doing is taking care of adults in a hospital, but there are so many different areas of nursing to choose from.
 

You can choose the setting you want to work in: hospital, clinic, traveling, home health, etc. You can work in labor & delivery, nursery, post partum, high risk OB, pediatrics (hospital or clinic), NICU, ICU, medsurg, OR, ER, Psych, occupational health, and the list goes on. Each nursing job is different, you can also do Nursing Education  or Administration (they don't deal with direct patient care, they're the business side of nursing), or Anesthetics (which gets paid the most at $120,000+).

 

I can say that I'm not the biggest fan of being a floor nurse, but I am going back to school and applying for PA or Nurse Practioner school which is something that I will enjoy because you are respected more in that field and of course the pay is better.

 

I'm not the happiest at my job because PA/NP is my passion but making between $50,00-$60,000 as a new nurse and being between the age of 21-25 is good for me. In Texas it wasn't that hard finding a job, but I know some people that aren't able to find a job yet and they graduated 2 years ago.

 

I say get a degree where you can find a job in and/or fall back on, and then go back to get a degree or work on your passion.

 

 

(excuse the typos and grammar, typing on phone)


This sounds good too! Good advice.
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Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

LOLLOL@ for yt people degrees.

Damn you BHM lol.




lol

I mean I get what yard was trying to say

most white people do not have trust funds and many are also the first to go to college but they do have their white privilege that they can fallback on. Blacks don't have that luxury.
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I didn't get into real debt being a History major. I got into real debt becoming an attorney. 

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