This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo with a discussion about career changes and health impacts.
Is Changing Careers The Best Thing For Your Health?
A career change can help you to not only improve your financial situation, but it can also benefit your health and wellbeing in a number of ways especially if you opt for a career in the healthcare industry. However, if you’ve already reached that point in your life and your career where you’re comfortable you may balk at the idea of starting again from scratch. Here we’ll look at some of the ways in which changing to a career in healthcare can benefit your life and your health.
A rewarding career for a positive outlook
There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life. The knowledge that when you clock off at the end of a busy day, you’ve made the world a better place than it was at the start of your shift. It’s this feeling that propels those in the healthcare industry through long hours and often challenging conditions. The beauty of the healthcare industry is that whatever your previous professional experience and wherever your skills may lie there are a plethora of opportunities for you to enjoy a career that is both rewarding and lucrative. What’s more, with your improved medical knowledge you’ll be better able to take care of your own health and the health of your family. A positive outlook is proven to have a range of benefits for both physical and mental health… And what could be more conducive to positivity than knowing that you’re making a real and tangible difference in people’s lives?
Online learning takes the stress out of pursuing a new career
When retraining or learning a new set of skills one must usually take time out from their career during which they’ll be able to earn little or no money. This can lead to money worries and inevitable stress which can have a range of ill effects on your health. The great thing about healthcare is that it has a variety of innovative online learning programs such as the online RN to BSN. Whether you’re looking to gain an entry point or progress in your career, online learning enables you to fit your studies around your work and family commitments.
Opportunities for remote working
Have you ever yearned to join the ranks of the telecommuters, making a lucrative living from the comfort of your own home? You’ll find few industries that offer you as many opportunities to do this as the healthcare sector.
Remote working has a variety of health benefits. For starters, you don’t have to undergo the stress of the morning commute, nor do you have to work in the petri-dish of illnesses that is the workplace. Furthermore, telecommuters save a small fortune on fuel and travel costs as well as lunches out and the myriad costs that come with working away from home.
Changing your career could be the healthiest, most rewarding and most lucrative thing you ever did!