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Healthcare is an amazing career. Do you want to work with patients or do you have interest in working in a behind-the-scenes or business role? I like to recommend that people interested in patient care sign on to volunteer in the setting of interest. Say, you think you'd like to be a nurse, go to your nearest hospital and ( once we can again) sign up to volunteer in any role that will expose you to the work that nurses do. I also recommend that you talk to people that have the job you are most interested in. Prepare a list of questions and ask to interview them. Be prepared and organized. Almost everybody is ready and willing to help - so don't be shy
Hi Deanna! I think the healthcare field is a challenge and not for everyone; you have to really love working with people especially in a field where you can see many different things. I am an aspiring physician and most of the time, my friends or family would make comments about how much money I will make when I become a doctor but to be honest it isn't about money, it's about dedication and loving what you do. You really need discipline and to work hard as well as get experience and make sure it's a fit for you. I would recommend clinical volunteering, possibly in a hospital to make sure you can work with others in a healthcare setting. Sometimes all you will be doing is studying but like I said dedication is a must, if you work hard and come to really love the field it will not be so challenging. It's wonderful to be able to help someone and make a difference for them, even as a volunteer. If you are interested in medicine I would check out AAMC.org, they have many helpful tips and advice on entering a healthcare field. I wish you the best of luck!check out AAMC.org
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In addition to the above advice which is excellent. I also suggest having an open mind. You may think you want to work in nursing for example, but when you start working you could find out that healthcare administration is your calling. For instance, I am an RN by training but I have been working in healthcare IT and data analytics for the past 5 years and couldn't be happier. There are so many paths to take so the best thing you can do is jump in, have an open mind, and see what you are called to.