By Joanie Johnson OTR/L, MPH
Changing careers or pivoting directions can be intimidating and scary. Leaving the comfort of a reliable position or schedule, consistent paycheck, and familiarity gives many a sense of insecurity.
For others, making a career change might be a necessity for financial, family, or personal reasons. Working in a toxic work environment, or dealing with daily stresses and caregiver burnout, are some of the many reasons clinicians look to change career directions.
Considerations in making a career change are different for every person. Some might need more consistent hours or pay, better benefits, more flexibility and autonomy, or all of the above. Others might want to improve job satisfaction and opportunities for growth.
What your “WHY” is, make a list of what is most important to you and why you need to make a change. Your priority list might look something like this:
Consider your unique skills and personality traits, and what you are passionate about professionally.
There are ways to focus on your “WHY” if you know what they are, and have a solid foundation to feel confident moving forward with making a change.
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