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How to help me find a good path to my future

When Im done school i wanna go to college. I am interested in being a nurse and also working with kids. What careers could be a good fit for somebody like me ? Would you happen too know how much education is needed to become something in those type of job careers ?

Thank you comment icon Maybe look at pediatric nursing programs? Shawna Barton Santos
Thank you comment icon Hi Aaliyah, I found a great website with options that combine your interests. I hope this helps! https://nursemoneytalk.com/blog/nursing-jobs-working-with-children Joana Vargas

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Trinidad’s Answer

Hello Aaliyah, I love that you want to be a nurse. My daughter Mariah is a nurse, and she loves every second of it. The nice thing about being a nurse is that you have the opportunity to work with kids. You can lean towards child development and work in a children's hospital. As for nursing, you would need a Bachelor's to be hired on at any hospital, and a Master's degree to continue on and work your way into management for nursing. Nursing is a very regarding filed, not only monetarily, but the reward of patient care and building those relationships with your patients. Find what you're passionate about and chase that every day.
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Don’s Answer

My suggestion is that you get a job working at a hospital as a nursing assistant. Having that job, you should be able to have your college paid for by your employer while at the same time working in a related field. This will keep you from having to go into debt for your education, and give you practical experience that will let you hit the ground running in a high paying field when you finish your degree.
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Baljit’s Answer

Hi Aaliyah,
Have you thought about becoming a pediatric nurse. You could either work in a hospital in the pediatric dept OR you could work in a hospital.
Pediatric nurses work with children. It's a very rewarding job. The education that you would need is from a nursing school. Theres many nursing courses out there, you just need to find the perfect fit for you. Nursing school takes about 2-4 years. A Bachelors degree in nursing to become a RN takes 4 years. Those nurses with a Bachelors get more pay and more job requirements.
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Evgenia’s Answer

Dear Aaliyah,

Well done for thinking and planning about your future! I understand that you either want to follow nursing career or teaching in preschool with children. Those are probably two different routes that require different education. There are colleges dedicated to nursing, if you choose that path. Perhaps you would like to start asking your friends, family whether they know someone already studying or practicing those 2 paths (nurse, teacher) and start getting information to help you choose the best path for you.

All the best!,
Evgenia
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Ryan’s Answer

Hi Aaliyah,

There are a few options:

Being a scribe is a great way to get exposure to the medical field without having any prior medical experience.

Medical Assistant or X-ray technician are good options if you are not wanting to get a college degree. These jobs are available after completing a trade school course.

Nursing is a great option and requires a bachelors level degree.

Physican Assistant or Nurse Practitioner is the next education level up and requires a master's degree. - These roles give the individual more responsibility over the patience care. (Think: Somewhere in between a doctor and nurse)
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John’s Answer

Aaliyah,
Pediatric nursing is much more rewarding than adult nursing. In pediatrics parents are more grateful for everything you do for their child vs. adult nursing where many of the children of the adults you would take care of are not as grateful. I do not work in nursing but I work with many pediatric nurses at CHOP and they are always happy about the work they do and children are much more resilient when sick vs. adults who are not. My wife is an adult nurse and she is very particular about everything that is done with the patient. She always comes home to me and tells me how some of the things that are done not only by nurses but by administrators can be such a pain. Whereas in pediatrics everybody works together. Volunteer some time at a children's facility and speak to some of the nurses. They would have the best insight.
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