Becoming a professional health care worker requires a special kind of personality. Chief among the necessary character traits is the desire to help others. To be successful in health care, you should already a caring compassionate person.
One of the easiest and quickest health care fields to enter is nursing assistants. Becoming a certified nursing assistant can be done relatively quickly and inexpensively; sometimes even for free. Many hospitals, nursing homes, and extended care facilities will provide the necessary training in return for a commitment to work at that facility.
Those interested in nursing or health care should also have the stomach and temperament for it. If working closely someone who is old, sick, injured is something that makes you queasy or upset, you might want to consider a different career path.
For many nurses and nursing assistants, blood, bodily fluids, visible suffering, and the like come with the territory. Again, if this sort of thing is too hard to stomach, then these professions are probably not for you.
On the other hand, there is great personal satisfaction and sense of worth to be gained from helping and caring for others.
In addition to the great personal satisfaction, there is tremendous job security in becoming a nurse or certified nursing assistant. Both of these positions experience chronic shortages of qualified, an employee’s. Through nursing school or CNA training, you can be sure gaining employment, being a respected professional, and having the ability to earn a very good living for the rest of your life.