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How do people in health care feel about their job ?

Im in P-TECH for nursing and I enjoy it so far but wonder what the actual job will be like.

Thank you comment icon I believe people go into healthcare to care for other people. If they don’t have the inner desire to care for others they wouldn’t be in healthcare. Susan Bullington

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Bhavna’s Answer

Hello Hailey,
People in healthcare generally feel a sense of purpose, satisfaction, and pride in the work they do. They are often driven by a desire to help others and contribute to the greater good. At the same time, the workload, financial obligations, and emotional cost of the job can be taxing. People in healthcare need to be prepared for long hours, less pay than other professions, and a potentially intense emotional workload. Despite these challenges, healthcare workers typically find joy and satisfaction in their profession, knowing that they are playing an important role in keeping people healthy and saving lives.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
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Char’s Answer

Hi Hailey,
Congrats on becoming a nursing student! Nursing school can be very exciting. There will be challenges along the way, but it will pay off in the long run. Once you get a nursing job, it may be tough at first. Usually the first year is the toughest. Your patients will need you often, sometimes all at the same time. Sometimes you may not have a lot of help and you'll have to figure out how to manage time on your own. It'll get easier though. Plus you'll be helping people at their lowest. As well, you'll always see something new. The job is never boring, and it's very rewarding.

As far as how I feel about my job, I'm a nurse and I started off excited. I worked at a hospital but I knew that one day I wanted to work as a nursing leader outside of the hospital. Eventually work became more difficult for me. I felt unhappy, but I knew it was because I needed to leave the hospital and do what I actually really wanted to do from the beginning. After almost 8 years at the hospital, I became a nursing instructor, and I was much happier in this role. There's different types of settings for all healthcare roles. As long as you find where you fit, you should feel great about your job.
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George’s Answer

Hailey: That is a very interesting question you ask. I think I can answer part of that question for you, especially because I retired recently. I was very fortunate to work (as a Podiatrist) for 40 years. The job gave me a chance to make a very good living which we all can agree is very important. However, what I found much more important was the respect, gratitude and trust I had to earn and received from many patients over the years. It is difficult to put into words the feeling one experiences when you can make someone's life better, no matter how small or big it is what you do for them. I experienced many moments like that and it made it easy for me to go to the office everyday. In a way, what you do for a living, for some people, shapes the type of person you become. I like to think I became more kind, understanding and, hopefully, more patient because of my job. That is how I feel about my job. Whatever work you choose, do it to the best of your ability and with pride. I know I am being sentimental but, the last day I walked out of my office 2 months ago, I looked back at the empty waiting room and whispered "thank you."
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Kimberley’s Answer

How do people in health care feel about their job?
Oncology Utilization Review RN is a profession I enjoy, but it can also be demanding and overwhelming at times. Finding that balance between my career and personal life matters most to me. Early in my medical profession, I spent so much time at work (as a hospital staff and travel nurse) that it eventually consumed me. It took away my time with my children, and I missed the priceless moments I can never get back. Regardless of your career choice, take care of your health and find that work-life balance.
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