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.
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.
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.
Medical medical has changed majorly since COVID. I myself is I'm backing out a medical for the moment being disabled now