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Dental, Medical Feb 06 2019 Author: blakeaustin

Which Healthcare Career Fits Your Personality?

Want to work in healthcare? At Blake Austin College, we offer four nationally accredited medical programs: dental assisting, vocational nursing, and clinical medical assistant with phlebotomy. To find out which program is right for you and your personality, take our quiz!

If you’ve ever considered a future in healthcare, you might be wondering which path is perfect for you! There are many opportunities you can pursue in the healthcare industry that can determine where and how you work. Before you get started there are a few things to consider, such as your ideal work setting, what you’d like to do, and what future goals you have for yourself. Learn more about what it takes to work in healthcare and see which program at Blake Austin College might be right for you!

Healthcare is a People Industry

dental assistant working in a dental office

The first thing to consider when it comes to a future in healthcare is how much you enjoy working with people. Healthcare is a very people-centric industry, where you can be working with patients and coworkers frequently. Ask yourself these questions to better determine what capacity you’d like to work with people:

  • Do I enjoy working with people?
  • How easy is it for me to talk to strangers?
  • Would I rather work with adults or children?
  • How easy is it for me to give advice to others?

Obviously a joy for working with people is paramount, but finding a balance is just as important. Do you consider yourself a more social person, or do you enjoy alone time? If you find yourself to be more introverted, can you balance a job with heavy socialization? Be honest with yourself and plan how you could account for these balances in your career.

In working with people, you will need to communicate effectively, clearly, and give sound advice to others. You may have to learn various communication styles to ensure that you can work with different types of patients. If you end up in a career where you work with children more often than adults, you could learn communication techniques for talking to children. Your coworkers and supervisors can be a great help to teach you various methods for communicating.

Working in a Healthcare Setting

 

Working in the healthcare industry can open a lot of doors to different workspaces. There are hospitals, doctors offices, dentistrys, clinical and spa settings and more. Each career may take you to a new workspace, with its own demands. Take some time to think about what your ideal career looks like on an average day:

  • Are you on your feet all day?
  • Are you comfortable working in a building like a hospital, or would you rather be somewhere smaller like an office?
  • How do you feel about working with medical tools?
  • Are you comfortable with needlesphlebotomist preparing a woman's arm to draw blood

Narrowing some of these questions down can help steer you towards a specific program. If you’d like to work in a hospital setting, pursuing our medical assistant or vocational nurse programs might be perfect for you! If an office is more appealing, our dental assistant program might be a better fit.

What Are Your Personal Goals?

What is your personality like? What are your skills, and how do you see them helping you in the future? If you’ve always been interested in health and wellness, a future in healthcare could be a great way to follow a career path you can be passionate about. Other skills can come in handy when it comes to healthcare, such as:

  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Team player
  • Resourceful
  • Ethical judgement
  • & More!

If you need some guidance when it comes to choosing the right program for you, contact us! We would be more than happy to talk about your goals and help you decide on a path that could be perfect for you.

Get Started at Blake Austin College

We can’t wait to meet the next generation of healthcare professionals! Schedule your tour of Blake Austin College today and see how soon you could get started.

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