I had no idea a new career would make me so happy.
Ask 10 friends about their job. Then ask them if they like what they do.
I bet 9/10 will say they hate their job.
And one year ago, I would’ve been one of those 9.
Why do we do that to ourselves? Why is it that we willingly force ourselves to wake up five days a week and go to an office we despise, doing tasks that don’t fulfill us. Just for a paycheck?
Don’t get me wrong. We all need a paycheck. Those diapers aren’t dropped to my front door for free. But what if we could do something five days a week that made us happy?
My job one year ago was an Administrative Assistant. I filed papers, stamped things, ordered lunches, and made phone calls for my boss. Hurray, I was someone else’s busy worker.
I felt disengaged from others and didn’t feel like I was doing anything important for the world.
Then, I talked to my cousin about nursing. She recently received her RN and absolutely loved her work at a hospital. She worked with intelligent people as her supervisors and met so many people each day.
She told me if I was interested, there were phlebotomy technician positions opening up in a few months. She said that phlebotomy training was extremely fast(and it was, the course was over in a matter of weeks), and if I was serious about changing jobs, she could get me straight to an interview as long as I was enrolled in phlebotomy courses.
I found a great list of classes(click here if you want to check out where I found my phlebotomy class), enrolled, and went to my interview.
The interviewer(a charge nurse) loved me! She loved my enthusiasm and saw my dedication for the job since I was enrolled in a phlebotomy class. After my class ended, I was offered a job and working as a Phlebotomy Technician.
The new job was and still excites me everyday. Everyday I’m making a difference. I’m doing something to treat someone who is ill or in need of care. Everyday, I talk to and look into the eyes of a person whose life I will affect for the better.
And I love it. Working in the medical field is so satisfying and now I’m considering enrolling in a nursing program. One more year at the hospital, and we’ll see where I want to take my career.