Choosing a Good Career Path

There hasn't been a better time in history for employees than right now. The Great Resignation after the initial wave of the Covid epidemic has left many people questioning their career choices. Choosing a good career path is important for your financial and mental health. But how do you choose the best career for you? We have some tips for you!

Tips for Choosing a Good Career Path

  1. It's important to evaluate what you like to do. At Vet Staffer, people who come to our site for jobs are passionate about helping animals. If you love working with animals, a job in veterinary medicine or at a veterinary clinic may be ideal for you. Career options in this industry can include veterinary technicians, groomers, and front desk customer relations team members. If you aren't sure what you want to do, consider taking a career test.
  2. In addition to choosing a career path you are passionate about, be sure to consider what kind of personality it takes to do the jobs you're interested in. If you love animals but have a harder time working with people, then a job as a customer relations specialist might not be a good fit—but a grooming job may be perfect. Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as you consider what you want to do for your career.
  3. Also, consider what kinds of benefits are important to you? Is flexibility the key to your happiness? Perhaps a job as a locum veterinarian or vet tech would give you the flexibility you like to choose your own schedule. For most people, the salary is a key factor in choosing a good career path. If money is important to you, review the average salaries of various jobs. You can find good information through the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many companies right now are offering benefits including sign-on bonuses and extra perks so do your research on potential employers.
  4. Evaluate the kind of training you need for your potential career path. Do you need a degree or certification? If you decide a career is right for you, plan out how you plan to be successful including the kind of education and experience you need.

Find the Right Job

Vet Staffer employers include veterinary offices and hospitals across the country as well as animal shelters and non-profits. You can post your resume on Vet Staffer as well as search for available job opportunities. Life is too short to stay in a job you don't love so keep your options open and explore the right jobs for you.