Job Seekers: Balancing the 3 legged stool: Where, What, and How Much?
A quality of life discussion that each person (or couple) needs to decide for themselves:
- Where do you want to live?
- What do you want to do?
- How much do you want to make?
What do you want to do?
Experienced #Registered Nurses and #Physical Therapists are at 0% unemployment. The number of RNs being advertised by hospitals in the Seattle metro area (Tacoma to Bellevue to Everett) exceeds the number of available Nurses. Same with PTs and, arguably, OTs (#Occupational Therapists).
RNs: Not everyone can handle Critical Care Nursing (whether CCU, CICU, CVICU or ICU). Similarly, Hospice, Long Term Care and Geriatric can be cup-filling for one person and not for another. And L&D vs. NICU is another example.
PT Specialist Certifications include: Cardiovascular/Pulmonary; Clinical Electrophysiology; Geriatrics; Neurology; Orthopedics; Pediatrics; Sports; and Women’s Health. Lots of choices.
Every job has its ups and downs; that’s why they pay us and call it ‘work.’ The trick is to find a career that’s cup filling (fulfilling) vs. cup draining (depressing).
So take charge of your career! Investigate your options. Go to the applicable Professional Associations to learn the specific certifications within each scope of practice. Then visit a local chapter meeting to network and learn more.