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What if one is passionate about a career but unsure if committing too long to it may make them fall out of interest Is there a better alternative than switching majors?

Currently dedicated to the healthcare pathway and have been for a long time; however, I feel it'd too late to be interested in/ commit to anything else if I eventually decide to discontinue healthcare.

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Jennifer’s Answer

Healthcare is a dynamic industry with numerous avenues and opportunities. What sparks your interest? It seems like you're in a phase of self-doubt, possibly because you've discovered a passion or interest that you're keen to pursue, but you're unsure how it aligns with a career in healthcare. Rest assured, there are likely numerous career paths available to you, it just requires a bit of exploration on your part. Remember, not everyone in healthcare is a doctor or a nurse, the field is incredibly diverse. It encompasses roles in computer science, engineering, administration, business, mathematics, and other science-related fields, just to name a few. So, keep your spirits high and continue to explore your interests and passions, you're bound to find your place in the healthcare sector.
Thank you comment icon I appreciate this, thank you for the advice. jan
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Jan,

In my experience, many people do not spend their entire lives doing the job that they expected to do when they first went to college. I work with a coworker who has a degree in Cyber Security but works as an Instructional Designer. I have known individuals trained as nurses who became college professors in nursing or a computer science major who becomes history teachers in high school. Those degrees are not wasted, they are useful in some ways, just not the way that was initially imagined.

I think that the fact that you have started a healthcare path is very exciting. That field feels like it has endless possibilities for your career-wise. I am not sure what role you are hoping for. I think of roles like doctors, nurses, scientists looking for cures, pharmacy technicians. Yet healthcare has so many more possibilities including working in Human Resources for a hospital or being a lawyer for clients who have medical lawsuits. These other roles are informed by the basic knowledge of healthcare overall.

In general, I would say run with the passion that you have for healthcare now. I assume you started the program because you had the passion. Take some time to consider HOW you want to use your passion for healthcare.

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Briana’s Answer

Hi, Jan.

I always try to encourage people to view potential careers as skills based, not content based. It's easy to feel like you're trapped in a healthcare job if you've dedicated so much time to that particular field. But it grants many hard and soft skills that can be applied elsewhere if you ever want to go off on a different job path. For example, a nurse isn't stuck with just nursing. It's a job that gives you valuable skills in leadership, time management, customer service, and teamwork. You can take those skills and apply for jobs in administration, or tech, or consulting. It's all about how you frame the skills you've learned.
Thank you comment icon Thanks for your encouragement! jan
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Fernando’s Answer

Don't worry about feeling dispassionate about your career field of choice. Everyone goes through this for various reasons. What's important in this moment is to not see your career path as rigid or set in stone, but rather see it for how flexible it can be. Healthcare is a very broad career field with multiple job avenues. Try to investigate the amount of varied jobs you qualify for and see which one calls to you. If you're loosing passion for one area of healthcare then there's most likely another area that not only clicks with you, but also becomes the thing that rekindles your drive.
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Sandra’s Answer

There is no timeline on how old you are. How long it's been, you are the best judge. A character or not, there is many things in medical. You can do and branch out too, and one will Playoff of the other. That is very easy to just do extra training. For most facilities, hospitals, clinics will also pay for your scoring. To better educate yourself and hiring up in your degree.
Medical medical has changed majorly since COVID. I myself is I'm backing out a medical for the moment being disabled now
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