Aug 26, 2008, 12:36 PM
I'm currently a teacher working in the elementary grades. I'm also single and in my forties. I made a career change a few years ago, so I haven't been in teaching more than five years. I really enjoy teaching and especially working with third graders. I can honestly say it's rewarding. However, I'm teaching in a state with one of the lowest teacher pay scales. I work many more hours than I should just to keep up with the demands of teaching. The pay isn't very good, and I'm required to continue my education without the increase in salary! I've been thinking of another career change into nursing for several reasons: better pay, more job opportunities, better benefits, etc. Do any nurses or others have suggestions or advice?