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    by drew53813

    Hello, new member here. I am currently employed as a Respiratory Therapist (12 yrs) in a good size hospital in the Bay Area, CA. My job is very physically demanding and I work long days and 12 hour shifts. I am looking down the road to make a switch to IT as I can’t see myself doing patient care the rest of my life. I have always been interested in computers and studied about them quite a bit in HS. My plan is to attend a junior college in my area and obtain an A.S. degree in IT w/network emphasis. I would like to hear from people on pros/cons of the job/industry, pay, job prospects. It would be great to hear from people in the healthcare industry as thats where I want to work. Thank you

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    • #2419909
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      Sounds like the company is mistreating you.

      by rproffitt

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      I hate to write this but you are being exploited. You might want to meet a lawyer to build a case here.

      As to the computer industry, it’s changed so much during COVID that I can’t say that the AS IT Network will land you a job as work from home changed so much. Companies found themselves with too much office space, a too big office network and so on. It may take years for this to return if ever to what it was prior to 2020.

      • #2419903
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        Unfortunately, in most health care fields

        by Wizard57M-TR

        In reply to Sounds like the company is mistreating you.

        this is standard operating procedures! It is also one of the reasons I left my previous profession, after over 34 years. I just couldn’t see myself working those long shifts with NO BREAKS (you can read about this just bing , google or duckduckgo it) in the pharmacy. When my little drugstore was forced to close, I decided it was time for a change…I’ve been a CNC machinist for the past 4+ years, lol! I didn’t really consider IT work, even though I had done some with AIX, as well as Windows and Linux…some of those fields are just as bad as pharmacy!
        Wiz 馃槈

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      by collegeinsignia

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      Education develops high thinking. This is vital in teaching a person how to use logic when making decisions and interacting with people. Education helps an individual meet basic job qualifications and makes them more likely to secure better jobs. In the long run, education allows you to advance in your career, become independent and provides you opportunities for self-improvement. Every field of education provides you the top opportunities to become a successful person. It’s all depends on your handwork and how dedicated you are.

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