How should I pick a career path when so many careers interest me?
I’m a senior in high school at a small christian school. I am a CNA and have been interested in healthcare in the past. There are so many options in healthcare and it gets overwhelming trying to decide a definite career for my future. #healthcare #career-path #senior
Believe you can and you’re halfway there Jillian
Choosing a career path can be difficult. The most important thing is to love what you do, then it won’t feel like work and you will get paid doing it. Remember, there are multiple layers to healthcare from direct patient care to healthcare payer organizations. As a manager at the largest healthcare insurance payor in the State of MI; I have found it rewarding. I get to assist member, which is my feel good part; without direct member contact. Insurance companies like Blue Cross, Kaiser, UnitedHealth, etc. all have care management programs that utilize nurses for telephonic patient care. Search your options, then search the pay grades. Is that the desired pay you are looking for? A career in healthcare will provide you with stability and security for decades to come.
Hope this helps
Additionally, if there an opportunity to shadow someone in a role you are considering in the future, it's worth taking the opportunity to ask good questions about all aspects of the role (not just the glamourous stuff).
Finally - there is a lifestyle component to this answer. What kind of lifestyle do you want? (shift work, long hours on the nursing floor, hospital vs. senior living vs. admin, etc.)
Good luck! Education is never a bad thing and frankly, you don't need to stay in one field for your whole career.