Well I actually work as a physician in the primary healthcare right now. However I used to work at a medical clinic in a hospital where I primarily worked in the ER. Sounds great that you'll soon become an ER nurse. What i've seen and heard from those who work as nurses there, it's one of the most stimulating and interesting jobs you can have, although it isn't always rewarding. And I dont know about the payment you'll get in USA as a nurse but in my country the pay as a nurse it isn't exactly stellar although it isn't by any means abysmal either. EDIT: And Johnny. Haha, quite funny!