I've been a dialysis technician for 15 years, and I'm currently in nursing school. Basically, you need to be an RN to go into management, which I will have a year from now. The higher ups want me in management as soon as possible, but I'm uneasy about it.
I know I'd do well in management, but I went to nursing school to expand how much I can do for my patients, and not primarily to manage.
My father-in-law was an electrical engineer for an energy company. He went on to be a VP for that company, but he hated that the more he was promoted, the further he was from engineering and he was just in meetings all day as a VP.
What's your recommendation on when and why to go into management and leave your "first love" behind?