Figuring out your own strengths and weaknesses, and being true to your own likes and dislikes is a key to finding the right job or career path. Learn more about what characteristics makes people best suited for work in the long-term care field by answering the following questions.
You're at a party where you know most of the people and you're having a nice time. In the corner there is someone standing awkwardly off by themselves. Which of the following best describes your reaction:
You would wonder who they were.
You would wonder if they were uncomfortable and hope someone would connect with them.
You would find a way to connect with them or introduce them to someone.
You would mention it to the host so they could visit with them or introduce them to someone.
Some jobs in the long-term care field can be physically demanding, from transferring people to and from wheelchairs to standing all day in a kitchen. Which of the following best describes your feelings about this kind of work?
I prefer a desk job.
I am pretty strong and healthy and am up for physical work.
I find the physically challenging work part of the appeal – I wouldn’t need to work out!
I am currently doing caregiving and am accustomed to that type of work.
Your answers suggest that traditional caregiving jobs may not be of most interest to you, but check out information on Facilities Support or Culinary Services jobs on the Career Pathways page. There are a lot of diverse ways to be part of the important and fast growing long-term care field.