Starting over in a new career field can be scary, and the prospect of returning to school to learn something new can seem overwhelming. Rest assured, even though you may not have previous experience in the career field you’re looking to enter, you likely have skills that can help you be successful in your future job.
The health care industry will be adding a lot of new jobs, making it a popular choice for individuals entering the workforce for the first time as well as workers looking to make a career change.
If you’re thinking about giving a health care profession a try, start by identifying skills that would transfer well into this field and thinking about the kind of work you will be doing. Important skills include:
While you may not have a lot of direct experience in health care setting, think about what your skills and how you can apply them to a future career.
To learn more about the skills required for a specific health care job and to see what transferable skills you may have, visit www.mynextmove.org. Need help obtaining training and getting your foot in the door? Find out about health care-related training programs that may exist in your area: