Howdy! I am currently sitting behind a desk pushing data around as a software developer and realized (about half a year ago) that I HATE it! I don't go home feeling like I've done something, I don't go home thinking wow what a great 8 hours I've just put in, I don't go home, well... SATISFIED!
Which is why I decided that I wanted a change and nursing was something I've always been interested in. I told my family recently that at age 33 I wanted to change my profession, I felt that I would be looked upon as foolish; I mean in "most" people's eyes, I seem successful - makinggreat money on the 30th floor of a building in the middle of downtown Chicago. But what I got in return was encouragement from everyone and lots of advice - I LOVE IT!
My sister-in-law even told sent me the following email:
"Have you ever read the book Do What You Are
by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger....It tells you what career satisfaction means to you and gives you popular jobs. If you're an ESFJ, which is what I would guess, then you get satisfaction (for example) when you "establish and maintain warm and genuine interpersonal relationships with other people working in real and tangible ways to improve their quality of life." That pretty much says what you said in your email. It says you would be happy as a physician, nurse, teacher, coach, social worker, counselor, customer service rep, cater... There are lots, but it does include nursing. The book says, "the attraction of the health care field to ESFJs is the ability to work directly with other people in a helping capacity. They excel in careers that require hands-on application of practical skills and adherence to standard operating procedures. These careers in health care also enable ESFJs to establish and maintain strong personal relationships with their patients and co-workers." "
YEP! That pretty much sums me up! So I'm ready to kick down these cube walls, dawn some scrubs
and jump in with both feet!
However, I'm lost, and don't know where to start so here I am! I read that specific questions shouldn't be posted here so I'll try and find the threads or maybe even the answers before posting, just wanted to say hi!
PS Stats - 33 Male Spanish Speaking Latino living in Chicago, wants to be a nurse. Thanks!