Why be a Health Hero?

Health professional working with elderly woman

The healthcare sector is one of the most important industries out there. It is essential because, at some point in everyone’s life, they will need medical intervention, whether it is for minor or significant reasons. All healthcare professionals, especially those that are more hands-on, such as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Registered Nurses (RNs) will tell you that there is no greater feeling than being able to care for someone. In this article, we will explore some of the primary personal reasons why you should consider becoming a hero for health.

1. Optimum Job Satisfaction

Every so often, we hear persons complaining of not liking their jobs. They are just going through the motions and are getting no sense of fulfillment from it. Did you know that research shows that the majority of healthcare professionals are satisfied with their career choices? Working in healthcare facilitates the nurturing of your desire to help others by making a difference in their lives? Think about how fulfilled you would feel knowing that you helped bring a new life into this world or helped care and treat patients and residents in order for them to maintain their daily life activities.

2. Always An Opportunity To Learn

If you are someone who enjoys gaining new knowledge as I do, then healthcare is definitely for you. It is such a large space that even when you have been in the industry for ten or twenty years, there is always something new to learn. For me, this is fascinating, and you too, will enjoy the thrill of learning, connecting the dots, and solving the puzzles. Learning something new on a regular basis will have you feeling accomplished; this is a proven fact.

3. Societal Respect

Have you ever noticed that healthcare professionals get treated with a high level of respect? They are valuable members of society, and that’s why we respect them so much; we know they are working to care for our loved ones. So it really does not matter who you were before; once you become a medical professional at any level, you get treated for exactly who you are; an exemplary hero in healthcare, and it is a great feeling to be respected.

4. Meeting New People

Another exciting reward of working in the healthcare industry is meeting new people every day! For persons who love to socialize, love diversity, and getting to understand new cultures, being in this sector will provide those opportunities. In hospitals, clinics, senior living facilities, and wherever else that healthcare can be accessed, you will meet a diverse array of persons. Listening to them talk about their lives and experiences will blow you away. It is one of the most enjoyable perks of healthcare; the world comes to you.

5. The Challenge

At this point, you may be saying, Woah! But there is such a rewarding feeling in facing an obstacle and overcoming it. It builds your resolve, enhances your confidence, and increases your mental strength. Being a healthcare professional can help you to become a stronger, better, and more resilient you.

 

For information on employment opportunities at Sioux Center Health and getting started visit jobs.siouxcenterhealth.org.