It is crucial as you begin your career to find a field that you are passionate about. According to Business Insider, the average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. A career in assisted living and health care has a plethora of benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. You get to spend those 90,000 hours changing the world one individual at a time.
Simply put, there is no feeling similar to the feeling one gets when working with seniors. Career Quest notes that “working with the elderly provides many intangible rewards that you won’t discover in any other healthcare sector.” Working in senior care allows you to make a difference in someone’s life while giving back to the generation that paved the way for a lot of freedoms you enjoy today.
One of the biggest benefits of a career in assisted living and health care is job security. This blanket of job security stretches from health care as a broad industry to more specific fields such as assisted living. Studies referenced by the U.S. News found that “17 of the 30 fastest-growing fields of the next decade are in the health care industry.” They went on to get even more specific by mentioning “a rapidly aging population will boost the need for caretakers and health care providers.”
A career in health care and assisted living also provides you with an invaluable sense of perspective. By working closely with people who are combating the aging process firsthand, you will begin to gain perspective and place a higher priority on the things that are truly important in life. Career Quest finds that, “Nothing helps you understand more about what’s important in life than seeing others face struggles you do not. Seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities have traveled much farther along life’s journey than you and they have a lot to teach about what matters most.” That sense of perspective is one of many benefits that a career in health care and assisted living can offer that other career paths cannot.
Beyond everything else, a career in health care and assisted living allows you to make a positive impact on an individual’s life. There is something inherently beneficial as human beings to provide that sense of joy to those in need of it. Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Shanique Bloomfield, believes that is one of the most common reasons individuals pursue a career in the health care industry mentioning that, “A career in senior care provides you with much more than job security in a growing market. It also allows you to make an impact on someone’s life in a positive way. By providing a source of positivity to the seniors, you are able to brighten their day and change their perspective for the better.”
These are only a few of the many benefits that a career in health care and assisted living can provide. When choosing your career path, it is important to consider all aspects. Assisted living and health care provide you with incredible avenues for personal and professional development. At Poet’s Walk, A Spring Hills Memory Care Community, we are honored to provide a growing number of opportunities for individuals to begin their career.