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Is a job in the government easier to achieve then a job in medicine such as nursing.

I´m not sure what career I want to do yet, but I am interested in these but I just don´t know how I would get there. #jobs #government #advocacy #medicine #nurse #emt


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Rochelle’s Answer

While I have no experience in government work so I can not attest to how easy it is to obtain a government job, I can speak about nursing. While nursing school can be challenging it leads to a very flexible and rewarding career. I was not a overly strong high school student (about average) and was able to get accepted into a direct admit nursing program (so I began my freshman year and had no waiting list). Nursing school was by no means a breeze but was not impossible. The biggest benefit I have experienced from my degree in nursing (beside having a job I truly enjoy) is the abundance of opportunities and directions that you can go with your nursing degree. You are not limited to bedside nursing there are many, many other careers options- quality nursing, care management, management, positions with clinic, health departments , or health insurance companies to name a few.

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Elizabeth’s Answer

I understand that the question is about where is it easier to get a job - government or nursing. If nursing is your passion and you believe you will feel fulfilled there, you should go for that. Getting any job, whether it is government or private sector, will always depend on the market at that time. As the prior reviewer answered, the field of nursing is no longer restricted to being a med-surg nurse on a floor in the hospital. There are now positions all through management, private sectors hire healthcare for their wellness plans, education etc. Therefore, even if you got a nursing education, you may find your job in any number of sectors. I would get the education then find your place.

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Joseph’s Answer

To answer your specific question, government is really big, so there are careers which are easier and harder to achieve than a career in nursing. In my experience, nurses are always needed, but it really depends on whether you think you would be a good nurse. Plus, there are also government nurses, especially at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

But don't feel like you need to pick a career based on what's easiest to achieve. You will be more fulfilled in the long run if you focus on the intersection between your talents, your interests, and what the world needs. Plus, the easier it is to get a job, the more people you have to compete with to get that job. If it's easy for you, it's easy for everyone else too. Talk to people with different kinds of careers in government and medicine. This will help you create a network and give you realistic expectations. Do a lot of internships, volunteer, and take a lot of different classes. Pay attention to what you like and don't like about each experience. And don't stress out about it. You're supposed to be wondering right now. You'll find many equally valid paths to a useful and fulfilling career.

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DeAdrian’s Answer

Getting a government job is not an easy alternative to nursing. Working for the government can be a satisfying career. The government is the only employer that is located everywhere and employs all professions. Please check out the following from LinkedIn.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/demaddox_navigating-usajobs-04062021-activity-6784585165768314880-0P4Z

DeAdrian recommends the following next steps:

Go to USAJOBS.gov
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Create a job search profile
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