How to Prioritize in Careers in Health Care
Priorities. Theyâre easy to set. Typically, theyâre much more difficult to follow or keep. But they are very important to have, especially when pursuing careers in health care. Itâs important to know whatâs most important and what needs to be engaged in first during a busy day. We all need to establish and follow a list of priorities in order to make certain what needs to be done gets done. We want our Concorde students to be successful, in both their studies and training and their careers. Setting priorities is a big part of being successful. We engaged the help of a couple of our Graduate Employment Specialists to help us understand why priorities are important and best ways to establish them.
Ways to prioritize when pursuing careers in health careâI earned my first bachelorâs degree when my children were seven and four years old,â said Joan Kilna, Graduate Employment Specialist at Concordeâs campus in Portland, Ore. âIâm familiar with setting priorities and being pulled in every direction.â There are three steps one should take when setting priorities, Kilna said.
- Look at all the things that you want to do in the coming week.
- Pare that list down to all of the things that must be done during the week.
- Figure out how many of those things have to be done by you personally. Donât be afraid to ask friends and family to fill in where they can.
- Health is always top priority â your health, the familyâs health. If you arenât healthy, nothing else gets done.
- School is next â good attendance, study time, getting assignments done.
- Paid work is next â have to keep food in the fridge and heat in the house.
- Children â kids need your attention and care, but you donât have to go to every single soccer game.