What's the difference between “just a job” and a “cool career?” A lot, actually. From the feeling of satisfaction to the thrill of pursuing a dream, having a cool career wins every time. This is a subjective question, so our answer isn't the only correct one. But this is a topic of conversation at UMA because many of our students say they've gone from job to job, and don't feel they've ever had a career before. Maybe that's why our students are so excited—they're training for a cool career and a bright future. If you're considering healthcare programs, whether it's online healthcare degrees or on-campus healthcare diploma programs, keep these things in mind:
Passing Time Versus Passion for What You Do
Just a Job: Many people would describe a job as something you get paid to do, but you don't care about it very much. As soon as you clock in you're counting the hours until you can clock out. It's about surviving the grind.
Cool Career: Many people would describe a career as something you get paid to do, and you feel a great sense of importance about it. You look forward to going, you jump right in when you get there, and time flies while you're doing it. It's about making a difference.
Performing a Task Versus Professional Skills
Just a Job: There's a list of things you have to get done and responsibilities you have to handle. It's mostly about getting it completed and moving on to the next thing. Quality only matters if you think your boss will notice and reward you for it.
Cool Career: There are important things you've been trained to do. Performing those skills could make a person's day, save a life and help an entire department run smoothly. People are counting on you. Quality matters to you and your coworkers.
Hoping for Another Job Versus Hoping for Career Advancement
Just a Job: There comes a point when you just can't take it much longer, and you start to consider a new job. Something different. You start to daydream about telling your boss you're leaving.
Cool Career: There comes a point when you start to get really good at your job. You start asking your manager for more responsibilities and maybe even a promotion. You begin to plan a path for advancement that will take years to accomplish. And you're excited about it.
So, do you have just a job? Would you like to have a cool career? Maybe training for a career in healthcare is the next step for you. Learn how Ultimate Medical Academy Student Services helps students every step of the way as they prepare for a rewarding career in healthcare. Check out our online healthcare programs too.