Thoughts on PRN (on-call in some states) for a first time position?

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6870nyc in New York

62 months ago

I recently graduated from an accredited ultrasound school. I'm registered, and have been looking for the past 2 months for a job. I'm beginning to see that just RDMS isn't enough, and I'll need to get RVT as well.

But, here are my questions:
1.) Working PRN (on-call) as a first time job doesn't sound like a good idea to me. What if you're by yourself at 2am scanning (since nobody else is there) and you can't find an image or need a "trick" or help to get it?

2.) There is no insurance!

3.) How long does training last in the current market? Weeks? Days? Months? I feel like being right out of school IF you can find somebody to hire you that they would need to take the time to train you because in my opinion (at least at my school) clinicals WERE NOT enough.

4.) Do you take the job despite all of this so you can get experience?


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