Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Job Satisfaction as a Nurse

Can you remember being sick and getting special care from someone? We have all been sick in our lives, and someone has taken care of us! Some people learn that taking care of sick people is the perfect job for them. There will always be sick people, so if taking care of the sick is interesting to you, that's great. You can take science classes, get some training, and get a good job. 

In this interview, you will listen to a public health nurse who takes care of people who are sick with one disease: tuberculosis. This is a very contagious and serious disease. He also says you need to be patient to do this job! Patience is part of many jobs. He will explain his education, experience, and responsibilities. He enjoys people, and he enjoys the challenge of communicating with people. 

In the United States now, many people believe we will have a shortage of nurses for a long time. So if this work interests you, you can take some science classes, and talk to some more nurses about their jobs. Find out about the salary and working conditions. If this looks like the career for you, you can get started with classes soon. We have nursing programs at City College and at San Francisco State University. You don't have to go far away to study! Nursing is a great career for men and women, too. 

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