We all have a health freak in our lives, whether it’s your best friend, your brother or yourself. They love to figure out the best way to live in order to feel their best at all times – and being able to help others out with the same is just a great bonus.
That’s why you will have a lot of careers that seem interesting when you’re focused on health, and all the options can actually seem a bit overwhelming.
Luckily, there are many people with the same passion who knows how to steer you in the right direction career-wise. Here is a handful of excellent career options for those who are interested in general healthcare, nutrition, or fitness to make the decision a bit easier for you.
Interested in medicine?
Before you decide on anything final, you need to figure out how much education you’re interested in. If you want to provide clinical advice, you will naturally need a few more years than a personal trainer needs even though both career options are concerned with the health of others.
The options that require a few more years on the school bench include nurses, doctors, pharmacists and those working within the field of nutrition. If this is what you’re interested in, you’re going to have to go through some years of education – but you can also take parts of it online, though, in case you’re past the point of thinking about going to college.
Have a look at this site to read more about taking an online dnp nnp in case you’re interested in nursing school, and keep in mind that you have a variety of online options if you already have a bachelor’s degree within the healthcare field.
Want to focus on fitness?
While most of us are interested in some form of fitness, those who work with it need to be able to care about the fitness of others as well as themselves. It’s not all about working as a personal trainer at a gym, however, although this is also a solid option.
If you’d like to work with people who need special assistance after an injury, for example, you may want to consider physiotherapy. Have a read here for more information on this career option, and prepare yourself for a few more years in school before you can enjoy this rewarding career.
What about alternative medicine?
When you think about a career in health, you probably focus more on nurses and doctors rather than alternative medicine – but this is also a great alternative for those who are interested in herbal medicine, acupuncture, and aromatherapy.
The great news is that you won’t really need that many years of education at all, although some courses will be a great start if you want to build some credibility.
The focus is, of course, more on relaxation and wellness rather than clinical advice so remember to never promise anything you can’t prove.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.