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Is becoming a doctor better in the long run than being a nurse?

Updated Louisville, Kentucky

I would like to either be a pediatric nurse or pediatrician and I'm not sure if being a doctor would be easier in the long run and better for me than being a nurse. What do you do differently when you are a doctor that you can't do as a nurse? #pediatrician #pediatric-nursing #doctor #nursing #science #medicine #hospital-and-health-care

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Victoria (Vickie)’s Answer

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Hi - Even though I am no longer in the medical field, I can tell you the difference: The difference can be - if you are a Dr. of Pediatrics and you don't work within the realm of a hospital, you have to work either in your own office or with a group of other doctors to share costs. It is expensive to start a practice and sometimes being part of other doctors is a pain. As far as a nurse, I feel that if you like MORE interaction with the kids and have a good personality a nurse is the way to go. You can work in a hospital as an RN, BSN - and earn some good $ or you can work in a Dr's office as a Ped's nurse. The interaction is different in the Dr. office - as is the pay (but it's less stress).

Jerin’s Answer

Updated Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Hi Alexandra, Being a doctor involves study for many years and a large sum of money as fees , while to be a Nurse it takes far less time and money . It also depends on how you wish to serve , being a nurse requires a lot of sacrifice and dealing much more directly with the patients .,so its up to you to decide what you want in life based on your present situation . Both are recession proof jobs in my opinion . Hope this helps Thanks and Regards Jerin
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It is not unusual for some to start in nursing to find their Goals then go into med school or take advanced training to become a nurse practitioner.