(Closed) Working in healthcare has made me realize..

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I can say psych is really only meant for certain people, most get burnt out very easily. I knew in nursing school it wasn’t for me. Take time to get back feeling better and go from there, one day at a time.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I graduate from Nursing in a month and I realized about 2 months ago that I hate it….. Still haven’t realized what I want to do though 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Working with older people is just like working with children (elementary). Being in a classroom of 20+ kids, all looking for your attention and there’s only one of you! lol.

Its a great thing to put on a resume. It shows you’re caring and want to help people learn. (even if it is re-learning things they once knew).

The elementary ed field is soooo saturated right now. Its even tougher to find a job. No one is retiring because of the economy and people are being fired and when openings pop up they rehire who they fired. It’s upsetting. Hopefully by the time you finish, if you choose to go back for your elem ed degree the field will be less full! good luck!! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you can get a dual certification in math or science it will better your chances of finding a position.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@Rouquine: Try to fnd a new job; that will help answer your question. If you find a job and you like the work culture then you were just sick of the prior work setting. If you find a great job and you still want more, further your education.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am having a tough time deciding myself!  Law school for me?  Or art school?  Yeah.  Two completely different lives… 

Your job sounds very difficult and I don’t think I would want to do it because it would probably take a stress/ emotional toll on me.  Do you like research?  Do you want to get your PhD in psychology?  What about being a counselor for kids?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@Rouquine: I only say it because I am a certified elementary ed teacher. I had a teaching job, lost it and took a job at a nursing home as an activities coordinator. I find it to be very similar. I keep in contact with my former principal and he said that is something that can be put down on a resume because it is very similar. Working on skills, creating activities. I can understand the burn out, it is a tough gig!

I didn’t know that so many teachers were going to be retiring in NJ!! Maybe i’ll send my resume out there! Thanks for the tip! ๐Ÿ™‚

Just do what you know you want to do and what makes you happy. If kids make you happy, then go for it! Life’s too short, right?!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Yep – if the economy hadn’t completely derailed, I’d be teaching high school history by now.  Instead I’m an administrative assistant. I’m thinking about getting my credentials anyway.  Either that or becoming a guidance counselor. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have my Psych degree and am struggling with trying to get organized for my Master’s…and figuring out what area to specialize in, that has the job growth in my area.  I, like you, want to wake up and enjoy what I do.  I think you should take some time and really explore all the aspects of Psychology to see which specialization suits you more.  Do you enjoy the counseling aspect?  Or are you more of a researcher? Do you enjoy working in the business sector? If so you could look into I/O Psych. There is social psych, human factors, biological psych (super interesting), health psych (something I have a passion for,but there aren’t many programs in my area for it yet), sports psych.

I am considering becoming a school psychologist because it marries different aspects of Psychology that I love such as some counseling, working with kids, aptitude testing, etc and I could do independent research.  Think about what you love with Psych and go from there, and when you get back in school for a semester take classes in different areas to get a sense of what really pulls you and then use your junior/senior courses to focus on what you most enjoy.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I work at a highschool as a tutor three days a week (all day long, lol)…and sometimes I just want to give up. It’s difficult–I find that males have an easier time with them. Maybe because I’m not that authoritative? ๐Ÿ™

It’s my part-time job while I’m finsishing my degree, but I really want to be an art teacher for little kids. My passion is art (it’s my major) and I’m going to keep pressing forward to do what I love, even if I don’t see or feel success in the beginning.

Best wishes to you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay encouraged and I’m sure things will come together for you! Keep pressing forward!

P.S. My fiance used to want to be a doctor/surgeon, and after shadowing a few doctors alongside nurses, he hated it. His true passion is teaching math/pyhsics. He is planning to be a professor at a college/university. He’s currently a private tutor and works at a school district as well as a student teacher in physics.

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