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Old 05.07.2019, 09:24
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Re: Young trailing spouse- career options?

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Changing one's career is great but it gotta suit one's personality. Not everyone is cut for nursing or medical professions. Just because there is shortage of personnel - doesn't make one more cut for this, either.
This, this, and this.

Yes, nursing and related care are much needed and (ought to be) valued professions - and will likely continue to be in demand in the future technology-driven world.

HOWEVER - nursing is a vocation, not just a job.

There are unfortunately too many people working in the caring professions who clearly do not want to do what they are doing, and patient care suffers. Especially in Altersheim settings. Not to mention that a bad fit leads to early burn out.

So - if you are passionate about patient care, are thrilled by the science, eager to take on the challenges - certainly go into nursing. We need committed professionals. But if the primary motivator is a steady job, nursing might not be a good fit. Perhaps consider something else.

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