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I was wondering if anybody in these specific careers could answer my interview question (basically I'm giving you an interview). I've been emailing a few people in these professions but I haven't gotten any answers and I really need them soon. Thank You!

Updated Poway, California

1.)Where do you work? (Provide a name of the company and a description)

2.) Number of years working in this career?

3.)What exactly is your career? What do you do? (Provide your position/title and a

brief description of your responsibilities)

4.)What do you like most about your job?

5.)What do you like least about your job?

6.) How did you become interested in this career?

7.) What education and training are necessary for this job?

8.) What is most challenging about the job?

9.) What types of personality traits or skills are most helpful in this career? Why?

10.) What are some of the benefits and “perks” of this job?

11.) Approximately how many hours a week do you work?

12.) What is the approximate salary range for this job?

13.) Would you recommend this job? Why or why not? #doctor #medicine #psychology #nursing #nurse #nurse-practitioner #midwifery

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Jane’s Answer

Updated Media, Pennsylvania

1) Riddle Hospital Media, PA Neonatal Intensive Care

2) 38 years

3) Staff nurse providing care to babies and their families in both the NICU and well baby nursery

4) I love working with babies, watching them grow and develop.

5) Working holidays, weekends and shift work is very different than the average person.

6) I have always wanted to do something to help those who can't help themselves.

7) I have my bachelors degree in nursing from Jefferson University and a masters in nursing with a focus in leadership from Drexel University.

8) Nursing is always changing. You have to be willing to be a constant learner to keep up to date in your field.

9) Patience, good communication skills, confidence, an interest in continuing to gain knowledge, stamina, good organizational skills

10) Nursing incorporates a vast scope of job possibilities. If you find that you are unsure of one aspect of nursing there are other areas to explore. I have learned how to be organized, how to have critical conversations with others and how to be empathetic.

11) 2 12 hour shifts per week with extra time in meetings.

12) It varies with number of hours worked, overtime, shift work, bonuses

13) I would definitely recommend being a nurse. There are so may ways that you can help others.

Karen’s Answer

Updated Bel Air, Maryland

1.)Where do you work? (Provide a name of the company and a description) University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center - RN -Special Care Nursery

2.) Number of years working in this career? 39

3.)What exactly is your career? What do you do? (Provide your position/title and a

brief description of your responsibilities) Staff nurse, Providing care for critically ill newborns and their families.

4.)What do you like most about your job? the patients - It is heartwarming to see these critically ill newborns improve, grow and go home

5.)What do you like least about your job? Working holidays and weekends

6.) How did you become interested in this career? I joined a medical-based community service group with the boy scouts (I am a female). With the "Explorers", we got to work in the ED of local hospital as volunteers.

7.) What education and training are necessary for this job? I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. I also hold a Masters degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist –neonatal focus.

8.) What is most challenging about the job? Caring for newborns diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Even with medications, they still can suffer from withdrawal symptoms. I wish I could take it all away so they don’t have to go through it, but we just can’t. Being on my feet for 12hrs every shift. Potential personal contamination even with the best of infection protection.

9.) What types of personality traits or skills are most helpful in this career? Why? Patience, there are difficult people (coworkers and families) Time management Confidence Good detective skills to match your knowledge of neonatal problems, vital signs, etc (remember, infants cant’ tell you what hurts or what is wrong with them). The love of a challenge, the love of the adrenaline serge you get in emergency situations. Good speaking skills, you have to know how to talk to people especially parents when they are going thru the worst days of their lives, especially in emergent situations when communicating with your team, etc The understanding that you must always add to your knowledge base Calmness in emergent situation

10.) What are some of the benefits and “perks” of this job? Within neonatal nursing, I have held numerous positions (bedside nursing, education, Transport in helicopters, planes, and ambulance) I am one who feels comfortable during emergent situations

11.) Approximately how many hours a week do you work? 2-3 12hr night shifts/week

12.) What is the approximate salary range for this job? I have numerous years of experience and a masters degree in the state of Maryland -70K

13.) Would you recommend this job? Why or why not? Definitely- for all the reasons above.

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Thank you so much! I know this is a late thank you but I really appreciate it!!
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