A career in the medical field can be deeply rewarding, both personally and professionally. In addition to caring for people’s health and saving lives in some cases, you will learn valuable new skills that can make a difference in the lives of your family members. To begin a medical career, you will need to prepare for an entry level position. Here are some effective ways to do that.
One of the best and earliest ways to learn more about the medical profession and see if it’s a good fit for you is to volunteer. You might be able to help at a local doctor’s office, a community clinic, or the hospital. Even non-medical tasks like delivering mail, filing records, and answering the phone as a receptionist can provide helpful insight to a medical career of interest. In addition, accruing volunteer hours on your resume will attract employer attention when they know you have some background, even unpaid, in the medical field.
Ask someone you know who works in a medical position you would like to one day have if you can job shadow them for a few days. Be polite and stay out of the way as they do their work, but pay attention and take notes to learn all you can. Observing how the job is actually done will give you a great start to preparing for an eventual career in the medical field. This is another unpaid experience that will look great on your resume, especially if you can get a letter of recommendation about your interest and support from the person you shadow…