Posted October 08, 2018 09:05:07 A career in health care is not without its challenges.
Here’s how to get started: Forget the “sick day” badge, there’s also a “career” badge.
To get that, you need to have the skills to make sure your body and mind are prepared to deal with all that is thrown your way: A career in healthcare is not for everyone.
If you’re already working in a healthcare setting, there are some tips to keep in mind.
First, you have to be aware of how much of a challenge it can be.
It’s no secret that working in healthcare can be a lot different than other jobs.
You may have to work a lot longer hours and be at your desk for a long time.
Even if you are a part-time worker, it can still be hard to find a job in the healthcare field that doesn’t require you to work in a hospital setting.
Second, your first few years of working in the field may be a challenge.
I worked in a clinic for a few years and it was a different world than in a home health agency.
Some of my colleagues were already in nursing, so we didn’t have that same level of responsibility.
And there was always that fear that it was going to become difficult to transition back to other careers, so I found it helpful to have a “safety net” of friends and family that I could turn to if things got tough.
Third, you can never take your career for granted.
There’s always going to be a little bit of anxiety about your career, especially if you want to go into a career in medicine or health.
The first few months can be rough, but the next few years are going to feel even more challenging.
Finally, your job doesn’t always have to involve your primary care provider.
Many of my friends and colleagues have been able to transition into a different career and make it through.
So even if you aren’t ready for a career change just yet, you might want to start looking at a career as an occupational therapist.
Read more about occupational therapy at The Huffington Post: Read the full story at Politico