What Makes for a Meaningful Career in Healthcare?

We are all looking for more than just a job - we want a calling. A, leap from your chair with excitement when asked what you do, type of job. But how is it that some people are able to turn their passions into a career while others simply don't? Let's find out.

They care about others

According to a career guide published by William MacAskill, President and Professor of Philosophy at Oxford, and Benjamin Todd, Executive Director of 80,000 Hours, in order to find your dream job, you need to do work that helps others.

This two-man team started a non-profit that helps people discover a passion-filled career and have been featured in Ted talks and other major news sources since 2011 when they founded their website 80,000 Hours. They work towards pooling the ever growing scientific evidence for the idea that helping others is a major factor in life satisfaction. If you are interested in learning more about this subject, their website is an absolute treasure-trove of curated advice aimed at helping people achieve maximum career fulfillment. 

They can answer these 6 questions

  1. Is your work engaging? 

  2. Does your work help others?

  3. Are you good at it?

  4. Are the co-workers nice?

  5. Any major red flags?

  6. Does the work fit with the rest of your life?

If you are looking to see if a career in health care is the right choice for you, or if you are unsure it will pass the, almost mystical, passions test, follow the link below and read more.

Career Guide: What Makes for a Dream Job?