Burnout in the healthcare industry is pretty common. Many of the roles, especially those that interact directly with patients, are intensely stressful and can become challenging. If you feel that the rut is too deep and not something you can get past with some reflection and relaxation, it might be time to make a change in your career. How do you find a new career with your current healthcare experience? Here are four ways to start finding new healthcare career opportunities
Determine the things you love doing.
You may be burned out by patient interaction but that doesn’t mean you dislike everything about your job. Think about the things that you love doing both professionally and personally. See how you can integrate these things into your current job or transition to another opportunity that is better suited.
What skills can transfer to another type of job?
Most people have skills that will be transferable to another type of job. Talk to a career counselor or recruiter to see what other opportunities fit your background. Do you want to get out of a clinical environment? Perhaps you can transition your skills to a more administrative role.
Make connections in your community.
There is always truth to the idea that the best way to get a new job is through your connections. Tell people that you’re looking to make a career change. You never know who you will meet who can give you an opportunity to try something new. People with whom you’re currently connected may be more willing to give you a chance.
Create a new resume to pitch these skills.
You can’t skip the resume redesign when you’re looking for a different job. If you submit a resume heavy on clinical nursing for an office position it will quickly be disregarded. Work with a recruiter or career coach to develop a resume that focuses on your accomplishments and transferable skills.