Thinking About Making a Change in Careers? Consider Caregiving

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Posted: 10/11/2021 3:20 PM by Interim HealthCare
For the right type of person, a career in caregiving can be extremely gratifying. Caregivers for the elderly are in great demand because of the aging of our population and people living longer lives than ever before.

This article is designed to help you determine if a career in caregiving will be the right fit for you. It will help you answer two critical questions you should be asking yourself:

  1. Why would I want to be a caregiver?
  2. Am I a good candidate to become a professional caregiver?

Let’s look at our first question:

Why Would I Want to Be a Caregiver?

Not everyone is cut out to be a caregiver, but those that are absolutely love it. At Interim HealthCare of Grants Pass, we’ve had the pleasure of watching many caregivers grow in their career. What do they have in common? They’re motivated to grow personally and professionally while truly helping others. 

To be successful as a caregiver, you need to have the right reasons for entering into the career. Some of the right reasons are:

  • You enjoy working with people, and most enjoy jobs where you have one-on-one interaction with others.
  • You enjoy taking care of older family members and would like to help others in this way.
  • You like older adults and feel you can get along well with a variety of elders.
  • You like doing work that has the potential to make a difference in someone’s life.
  • You like doing a variety of tasks in a day.
  • You don’t ever say, “that’s not my job,” but instead like pitching in to do whatever is needed.
  • You like making someone smile and doing little things to make a person’s day better.
  • You take pride in your attention to detail.
  • You don’t want a desk job; you like being physical in your job and using your body as well as your brain.
  • You are seeking a career with growth opportunities.
  • You don’t want to invest in many years of formal education, but you are willing to learn new skills and take continuing education to do your job well.
  • You feel that when you’re older, you’d want someone like yourself there to help you.
Does this describe you? As you can see from this list, caregiving offers just about everything you’d want in a career, and Interim HealthCare of Grants Pass hires, trains, and keeps people that want:
  • A flexible schedule
  • Rewarding work
  • Steady hours
  • Family culture
  • Training and growth
  • Booming industry
  • Competitive pay
  • Recession-proof career field
Now, onto our second question:

Am I a Good Candidate to Become a Professional Caregiver?

If you exhibit the personal qualities we’ve mentioned and you want to be with an organization that offers their caregivers all of the career benefits listed above, you’re an excellent candidate!

You may not think you have the proper background to become a professional caregiver. However, many of our caregivers came to us without caregiving experience and have flourished in the career. Some of the reasons they came to Interim HealthCare were:
  • They wanted to change industries. They had a strong desire to serve others and make them feel well-cared for.
  • They wanted a career with purpose. As caregivers, they wanted to make a difference in people’s lives every day, and they were willing to change their lives to make it happen.
  • They wanted a change within the healthcare industry. Some of our caregivers were employed in the healthcare field but were no longer fulfilled and wanted to get back to the reason they entered caregiving: they have a heart for helping people, not doing paperwork.
  • They wanted a better work-life balance. Plenty of people have entered the caregiving career because they were overworked and over-stressed. Interim HealthCare allowed them to take control of their schedule and set their own hours. 

Start Your Career in Caregiving Today!

What will your story be? Learn more here about a career as a caregiver with Interim HealthCare. And, we’re just a phone call away at (541) 787-3140. Let’s talk about a career that will change your life, as it has so many others.

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