I appreciate any feedback I get because I really am unsure of what to do.
I have enrolled to begin at a local technical college to get a diploma in surgical technology. I've looked at several job search sites to see what career had the most openings (between surg tech/radiology tech/ and what I really want to do: diagnostic medical sonography). The one with the most openings: surg tech. Besides, there is no school within 2 hours of me that offers an ultrasound program. A local hospital even says new grads are accepted on their job listing. So as long as I can pass and do a good job hopefully there would be a job somewhere nearby that would take me when I complete the program.
A close friend is a RN and started out with surgical technology and loved it. He made good money and has friends that are still making good money as CSTs. To be totally honest, I really need a job making decent money and do not have the patience to work with patients while they are awake (nursing). I just want to know that for those of you out there that have been CSTs for a while- what are the pros/cons, other than finding a job (which will be difficult no matter what really if you aren't a nurse in these small towns).
Any advise is welcome.