How to Choose a Fulfilling Career for a Happy Life

We all have different talents and skills. When it is time to choose a career, it is also time to take a look at them. But those are not the only elements to consider. Nowadays, the job market is very competitive and offers many opportunities because of the new technologies. Moreover, you have values, dreams, and other things that might be part of the equation to choose a career. The key is to combine all those elements to determine what is the best path for you. To do so, start by considering the following.

Find your values

Recognizing your values in life can be tricky. Besides some objective clues, it is also necessary to follow your intuition. In any case, the best way to do it is to analyze how you feel and behave in certain situations. Due to that, it is important that you try and experience as much as you can before making a decision. Moreover, when you have an experience that gets your attention, you can also ask many questions about it to obtain patterns of thoughts and behavior.

Core values are built through life and experience and they can vary and transform through life too. That is why you need to think in terms of long periods. When you consider values, it is also important to rank them in order to determine the best choice. Despite you might like many options, the #1 value will work as a compass that others value must follow and adjust to. 

Ask yourself how to help people

A career is similar to a marathon. It means that you will deal with it for a long time. Hence, it is important that you ask yourself how it can help others. Initially, many think of a career as a way to make money. However, time proves them wrong by showing that it is necessary to care about others to succeed. In this sense, when you turn this element into one of your priorities, you should start by considering the medical field because there are plenty of chances that it fulfills you. What you might not know is that the medical field is quite big. Perhaps doctors are the most remarkable and visible part but next to them there are many other ways to enter the field. They include nurses, physician assistants, therapists, and many more. 

Among them, physician assistants have been growing in presence and importance. They only require 2 or 3 years of formal training and then pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) exam to get certified. This exam challenges all the knowledge and experience that students get during their training. As a result, it is common that most of them opt for studying and reinforcing their knowledge with PANCE practice questions. These questions complement and help the students to understand the exam and what is expected from them. After passing the exam many students thank and recognize how practice questions helped them.

Consider the obstacles

All the career paths have their obstacles. And considering them is crucial to determine if the career will fulfill your desires and can make you happy. Firstly, they can help you to understand if you have the passion to pursue a career. Secondly, they can help you understand if you have the talents and skills to succeed. For instance, some jobs require using your hands as a primary source. Others require your mind as a primary source to complete the tasks. On the other hand, some careers are people-oriented and others require that you spend most of the time alone. With these types of elements, you can determine which are the obstacles of each career.

Research about the future of job opportunities

One of the main reasons to start a career consists of finding a job. However, the world is constantly evolving. These times are particularly special because of technology.  That is making the work market very dynamic and some traditional careers are changing and even disappearing. In this sense, it is essential that you check whether or not the career you select can offer you a future with jobs.

Final words

Everyone can find a career to create a happy life. But you need to pay attention to the clues and consider your values. If you do your research and find valuable information, your future is surely brilliant!

Peter Palladino

Peter Palladino, a business development professional with 10 years of experience working in China. He constantly writes extensive articles covering topics about emerging markets, their ability to attract new business/investments from abroad. He helped many of them create branches in China, Japan, and the Philippines, and have been quite exposed to business-making in those markets. He has experience working in a range of industries and providing technical support in topics such as business growth, market expansion, and product development. Currently, he is also serving as an Expert at Globalization Pedia and provides technical advice for its China EOR solutions targeting U.S. International businesses. Peter is passionate about family, languages, traveling, and reading.