Years ago, I was unemployed. Since I was unemployed, I registered for (surprisingly enough) unemployment insurance payments. THAT necessitated that I register with the state, for assistance obtaining employment.
THAT was a treat! As it developed the folks at the “find this guy a job” office, did not appear to comprehend that I was an RN. Ya know, Registered Nurse. College and everything like that. They persisted in pointing out that they had PLENTY of Nurse’s Aid jobs. “Uh, yeah, about that. I am licensed here in the Great State of The Un Named Fly Over State, as a Registered Nurse. Nurse aids report to the LPNs that work with, and supervise, them. My job is, among other things, when I am working, is to supervise the LPNs. Howzabout you find me a job like THAT, hmm?”.
You might imagine that I did not rely upon them to find me my next job.
Trying to facilitate my return to gainful employment, I observed that I also held licensure as a Physician Assistant. “Oh, yes! Isn’t that like a medical assistant? We have jobs for those!”
Sigh. Another explanation of the collegiate effort required in order to qualify to sit for the board examination. As well as the different responsibilities appertaining to medical assistants, versus physician assistants.
I found employment as a midlevel, through a locums agency. Fat lot of help the unemployment folks were.
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The U.S. Department of Labor has published the Occupational Outlook Handbook since 1948. I just checked; LPN, RN, PA, MA. Yup, they’re in there. Are we to presume you were unemployed prior to 1948 and thus the state flunkies had no way to access job descriptions? (insert eyeroll emoji here)
Full disclosure: I did not use the 1948 edition.