GroupStudent, Men in Nursing
The nursing profession used to be considered mostly a `feminine' career, but that's changing very quickly. Because nursing offers so many opportunities and experiences - not to mention job security and competitive pay - more and more men are joining the profession every day. I originally wanted to be a psychologist because I found psychology interesting and wanted to help people. After assessing the job market and the limits of being a psychologist under the managed care system, I found nursing to be the better alternative. I believe in the saying, Making a living is not the same as making a life, and feel strongly that nursing is the best choice for spiritual and financial fulfillment. And the great thing for me is that I don't have to abandon my interest in psychology, because I plan to practice psychiatric nursing. It's the best of both worlds!