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Often it can be quite difficult to know what we want to do as a career. Some people are fortunate enough to know exactly what role they want as soon as they leave school or university, perhaps even choosing study courses with that goal in mind. Other people are a little unsure. This is why it isn’t a bad thing to look at your own personality traits to decipher what kind of career would be right for you. This is why I thought I would cover some of the best career choices for people that happen to have a caring nature. If it sounds like you then maybe one of these options could be the career path you are looking for.
Become a nurse
Being a nurse is one of the most thankless jobs you can do. You may see many patients each day and take care of their daily needs, as well as implement medication and be caring about their general welfare. Being a nurse can be as specific or general as you wish it to be. Some people train in specific areas of nursing, for example, midwifery, a children’s nurse, or even something to do with body parts like bone specialists or surgical hands during surgery. However, it can be one of the most rewarding jobs you can have taking care of people each day and literally nursing them back to health.Working in the mental health industry can be equally as rewarding, and there are many job sectors to consider. Perhaps training to be a counselor or taking an online course like a master's in clinical mental health counseling.Click To Tweet
Work in mental health
Working in the mental health industry can be equally as rewarding, and there are many job sectors to consider. Perhaps training to be a counselor and taking an online course like a master’s in clinical mental health counseling or again looking into the research side of things and studying in psychology. There are other areas to consider like ing a specialist in particular treatments, for example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Again any job role can be demanding, but it is rewarding to know that you are helping people live more fulfilled lives each day.
Become a care worker for the elderly
As we get older, we need more and more care, and some elderly folks end up being taken care in homes. So it’s important to have caring people to take care of them each day. Helping administer medication, being a support to getting them mobile or from one place to the next, or simply being a listener to all of those stories they can tell.
Train to be a doctor or surgeon
Something that requires a huge amount of training and qualifications, but yet equally requires that caring nature is becoming a doctor or surgeon. Again you are helping people get back to health each day, by either being a doctor in general practice handling straightforward illnesses to repairing ligaments and organs in complicated surgeries.
Consider a job role with animals
Finally being caring doesn’t always just extend to people, it can also mean caring for animals. So perhaps a job as a vet, vet nurse, or even looking after pets in kennels or groomers could be the ideal career for you. Animals need extra special care, just like we do.
I hope this has inspired you to consider some different career choices.
This textbook provides an overview of a variety of allied health professions and explores the tasks and procedures for each occupation. Includes enhanced visual learning, communication, multicultural competence, and familiarity with new technology. For beginning health career students. Includes CD-ROM with additional exercises.