Nakisha Renee’s Answer
You might consider doing informational interviews or job shadows (less than a day) of people who work in different medical occupations. It's hard to tell from the outside looking in without an inside guide. I have found it most helpful to see things in person rather than hearing about it from someone who doesn't work in the field you are interested in.
Are there volunteer opportunities where you can spend time inside of medical offices to see the work that people do upclose? It's a free way to find out if you want to dedicate the time and effort to getting certain educational and skill requirements for a job. Great to know in advance!
Wish you the best!
Nakisha Renee recommends the following next steps:
- Search for people you could ask to do an informational interview (30 min - 45mins) to ask about a day in their life.
- Consider if there are job shadow opportunities, which might come from the informational interviews.
- Look for volunteer opportunities in your local community at medical institutions.