Do You Want A More Fulfilling Career?
By Careers Desk
Friday, February 3, 2017.
Finding a career that's right for you can be one of the most challenging things that you'll ever do. You're so often told that you need to figure out what you want to do, what you want to be, but people are rarely actually given any real support in figuring out how to do that. One of the most important things that you need to consider when trying to find a career path that's right for you is knowing exactly what it is that you want out of a career.
The assumption for many people is that money is the only thing that matters when it comes to choosing a career. This is perhaps, completely ridiculous. Sure money is going to come into it, but that doesn't mean it's the only, or even the most important thing. For many people however, the main priority is that they find the job itself fulfilling. But of course, what you find fulfilling in a career is never going to be the same as what someone else finds fulfilling. With that in mind, here are a few ways that you might be able to find a career that really means something to you.
Do you want to help people?
For many people, the idea of a career that is personally fulfilling is inexorably tied to doing something that they consider to be worthwhile. A lot of the time this involves actually helping and supporting people around them. Careers in medicine are a fantastic option if this is a priority for you. Whether you want to go all the way and commit to training to be a doctor, or if you would rather do something a little less hands-on, perhaps getting a medical billing and coding certification, there are plenty of options available to anyone who wants to work within an industry that saves lives on a daily basis.
Do you work best alone or as part of a team?
There's an assumption that working better on your own is somehow not as good as being able to work within a team, but the truth is they're just two different styles of working. If you're the kind of person who really benefits from communication and collaboration, then a team environment is going to be perfect for you. But if you work at your best when you're on your own and are able to focus purely on the task at hand then something in a more isolated setting might be better.
Can you handle taking instructions?
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Some people are happy being guided by someone to make sure that the work that they are doing is the best quality possible. But there are also people for whom following instructions is completely restrictive and frustrating. If you find yourself in the second category then why not consider setting up your own business? That way you get to be the one calling the shots. The direction of the business can be entirely dictated by your vision without having to dilute it through the preferences of other people.