You’re in dental school? You’ll do great! A good dentist is very hard to find. I’ve had my same dentist since I was in high school. He’s so good, that the thought of ever having to go to anyone else is traumatizing. He literally feels like family to me.Undergrad + Dental school is looking like a cool 400k for me and that’s about as cheap as it will viably be in my case
I took care of those loans, but they were quite small compared with the debt that kids take on these days.
Why the need for a 4 year RT degree ?
Most (95%) Ive met are only 2 year degrees.
RT can make very good money as a traveler working on contracts. Some folks that are single enjoy traveling the country.
I have a traveling nurse friend, she makes a good salary ($80k+) but being a contractor she has very poor healthcare and retirement benefits.Because she's done her research and the hospital(s) / areas she wants to work in require a Bachelor's at a minimum. What is "good money"? Seriously, I hear that phrase a lot. What is it?
Can you show me where the travel RTs can make "good money" (please give a figure) with 1 year of experience and an associates degree in RT?
If a Bachelor's is not well thought of or not desired, why do they only let 25 students in the program my daughter is in per year? She was also told that even with the 3.4 GPA, she would be cutting it close to make it into the program. Must be a reason why there's so few students chosen....
I have a hard time getting a lot of appointments with my dentist because he got called up to active duty in the Air Force. He's really good so I'm really patient and I wait for him. He was home for a few days a couple months ago and called me in on a Saturday and we did my crown replacement but the other dentist started with the temporary replacement. I had a dentist long time ago in Wichita that let me come in on a Sunday because I cracked my filling and it was causing a lot of pain and swelling in my mouth. Yeah a good dentist is very hard to find but when you do don't let them go
^^^ Spot on ^^^It is our intention for our daughter to do this as well.
BUT, this line of thinking, along with many, many of the posts here where people intend on their GRANDKIDS to go to college (no matter what they might excel at) are the primary contributors, along with no-limit student loans, as to why college is so expensive today.
Most parents just write the check, no matter the amount, no questions, no calls to the school, no nothing. Just pay the bill.
There office I work for has an emergency phone number for just such occasions.I have a hard time getting a lot of appointments with my dentist because he got called up to active duty in the Air Force. He's really good so I'm really patient and I wait for him. He was home for a few days a couple months ago and called me in on a Saturday and we did my crown replacement but the other dentist started with the temporary replacement. I had a dentist long time ago in Wichita that let me come in on a Sunday because I cracked my filling and it was causing a lot of pain and swelling in my mouth. Yeah a good dentist is very hard to find but when you do don't let them go
I appreciate it! It’s hard finding good onesYou’re in dental school? You’ll do great! A good dentist is very hard to find. I’ve had my same dentist since I was in high school. He’s so good, that the thought of ever having to go to anyone else is traumatizing. He literally feels like family to me.
I was asking a question, not a jam on your daughter. 4 year degree is needed for management in a hospital. Most RT I’ve met over the last 35 years in healthcare had an associates degree from community college.
Here in Florida traveling RT were making $155 - $173 an hour during 2020-2021 Covid waves, obviously that rate has gone down. I can find out what the current rate is for a traveler here in Florida.
RT can make as much as an RN because they are very specialized and work in NICU, PICU, ICU, CVICU, Trauma, Burn, etc…, they also respond to all Codes and Rapid Responses in a hospital. They are just as important as nurses even though many RT feel they are under appreciated by hospital administration.
For the record:
I was once a biomed technician that repaired, tested, calibrated, PM‘ed ventilators of various manufacturers and met many RTs over the years. I no longer work on equipment but I’m still in the know cause I speak to Directors of Respiratory / Cardiopulmonary.
From what I hear, she is working for the wrong people. She is also here on a green card though (she's German), and she has been applying to many different jobs.I'd say that most RTs today, under 40 years old, have Bachelor's degrees or even Master's.
My daughter wants to work either in Trauma or at a Children's Hospital. I'd rather she not do either because either one is going to be in a major urban area and I don't care what anyone thinks, urban areas are nasty, crime-ridden places and not safe for anyone. We will cross that bridge when it comes.
She's also talked about doing travel work once she has a year of experience; she says that most agencies require that.
Jeepman, if your nurse friend only makes $80k/year doing travel work, she isn't interested in working very much. That's about 1/2 of what a travel nurse makes working about four 12 hour shifts a week in most areas. Or she's in the wrong area(s), working for the wrong people.
Had a friend of mine back about 22 years ago got a job part-time at an auto body shop just being the runner and ringing up orders and such. 22 years later he owns his own auto body shop and drives a mid-90s Lamborghini. I had a chance to go to work with him and I just didn't have the interesting cars when I was 16. I'm most certainly knowing that he loves what he does. That's the best job anybody can have is one they're not eager to go home. I think the CEO of Samuel Adams brewery had the same mentality.Another thing is that a trade from a trade school oftentimes makes more than white collar jobs.
That's interesting. I'm currently getting my MBA from UMass Amherst and all-in depending on specialization, it's ~$35K-$40K. An undergraduate business degree at the same school will cost you $130K. Now half of that is room and board but the MBA is a deal.I’m here in Canada.
My undergrad in business commerce cost me $40,000 which includes 8 semesters + supplies.
Then, I completed my MBA at a top tier Uni here in Canada, that cost me roughly $110,000.