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      Signs it’s time to make a career change

      Do you find yourself dreaming about a different career? It’s normal to envision a different life — but how can we tell when it’s time to act on those dreams?

      Here are some signs it’s time to make a change. And if you decide to take that leap and begin your journey as a healthcare professional, this free guide clearly outlines how to go about making that change.

      1. You aren’t inspired by your work
      The alarm goes off, you go to work, you come home. Every day seems to run into the next and you feel numb by the monotony. Most of us spend more hours at work than we do at home — your work should inspire you, not drain you down.

      2. You aren’t proud of your job
      When you’re meeting people for the first time, you avoid discussing what you do for a living. To you it’s just a job — not a career that helps define who you are.

      3. You’re too comfortable
      By now you might know deep down that you desire a change, but the thought of taking that leap can be terrifying. As Jon Bon Jovi said: “Don’t get too comfortable with who you are at any given time — you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be.”

      4. You’re jealous

      You get jealous of other people’s careers. It seems like all the good jobs are taken or it’s too late or too unachievable for you to get there and you follow a downward spiral of self-deprecation. This downward spiral doesn’t take you anywhere but down — instead, act to make a change.

      There will always be reasons why you think you can’t take the next step — you don’t have the time, money, etc. But having a career you’re proud of, that inspires you and keeps you on your toes and that makes every day better is worth it. You’re worth it.

      Remember, this isn’t just about a job. This is about your life and your future.

      If you’re ready to make a change and want to have a health care career that makes a life-changing difference you can be proud of, download our free guide “5 Things to Know About Certification.” We broke down the most important information you need to know about getting started on this path — from what certification is to preparing for your exam.

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