Christopher Hughes

Christopher Hughes

Occupation category: Registered nurses

Job: Registered nurse

Employer: St. Mary’s Medical Center

How many hours do you work every week? “60”

What do you like most about this job? “Varied hours, work with great people, job is never boring, being able to help people.”

What do you like least about this job? “Time away from family, having to watch patients suffer.”

What would you rather be doing? “Sitting on a beach in Florida. If not, then nothing else besides what I do now.”

What do you want to be doing in 10 years? “Sitting on a beach in Florida. If not, just what I am doing now.”

Is this your only job? (If not, what is your other job?) “Work as a nursing supervisor at St. Mary’s in a relief role and work in the emergency department at St. Joseph Medical Center.”

How far do you live from work? “About 25 miles.”

Is the price of gas affecting your ability to do your job or get to work? “Not at this point.”

What training or education did this job require? “College and passing registered nurse board and several other certifications required to work in the emergency department.”

Did your employer do your training, or was it outside training or education? “Employer provides training for mandatory certifications in emergency department.”

Do you have health insurance? “Yes

If yes, how is it provided? “Employer”

Do you have paid vacation time? “Yes”

Do you have retirement benefits? “Yes”

What do you think about the future of jobs in America? “Hopefully the economy will improve. I feel the health care industry will remain strong.”

– Hugh Welsh