Hello all, TLDR at bottom.
I'm currently in a BSN program and hoping to become a CRNA, but am considering medicine and would appreciate some advice. I'm currently on track to graduate as a CRNA by the time I'm 25 or 26, while med school I would need to do residency that would push that age closer to 30. Also, I know that medical school is going to be much harder to get into, more rigorous, and put me into much more debt. The main thing that attracted me to CRNA was the idea of a good paying, fulfilling job where you can put in 40 hours a week and have a great work life balance. However, I am considering medicine because it has much greater salary potential. Not to say that CRNA is bad money of course, but my parents (nurse & software engineer) combined earn about as much as a CRNA, and I'm an only child, and my GF and I are hoping to have several children and I would like them to have a quality of life as much or greater than I did. And of course I'd like to be able to spend a lot of time with them, so work life balance is important as well. So if money and work life balance are my main priorities, would switching to medicine be a bad choice? Thanks.
TLDR: currently on path to CRNA, thinking about switching to medicine. If my main concern is high pay and good work-life balance is it worth it?
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