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    Default Considering changing careers

    Hey all,

    Looking for a bit of advise plus just others to listen a vent about my current work.

    I have been in my current industry for 15 odd years and in this current job for 9 years. I am in a 'head' position. I feel like I struggle to do my best at this role (though I also have very high expectations of myself), my management are more than happy with my work standards etc....

    The problem I'm having is a situation where over-time is required with no notice. If emergencies come in, you have to stay back and deal with them. This past week was particularly busy and I ended up working an extra 11 hours overtime over the weekend/public holiday. I ended up missing out on a lot of time with my DD. This overtime is happening more and more often and, without adding it up, feel that I've done more overtime in the last 2 years than I have in the 7 years prior to that.

    I will be discussing this with my Manager however I am also suffering compassion fatigue and the more I think about it the more I think I need a change (though I truly love my job and will be devastated to leave the team I have).

    If I change jobs it will be to a whole new field and am considering receptionist type work (probably medical) as some of my skills will be transferable and I enjoy the reception aspect of my current job.

    So my questions are:
    Have you changed fields of work?
    Are there any receptionists/medical receptionists here that could fill me in on what the job role (good or bad) entails?
    Do you have any tips for me to gain skills for a job like such or where I should focus on 'polishing up'?

    Thank you for reading
    Last edited by Tropical Bub; 07-10-2015 at 15:29.

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    Subbing as I'm also curious about this.

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    I changed my field of work a couple of years ago and I can't be happier with the decision. It's been a little bit of a strain financially to make my way up the ladder again and of course it was a lot of effort going back to study a whole new field but I go to work and come home happy so it's totally worth it.

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    I'm in the process of changing careers and still at that uneasy stage. However, I am certain it's the right move for the long term.
    Just imagine yourself in 15 years time - do you think you could still be doing what your doing or would you ideally like to be in that medical receptionist role? (Or something different again?). If it's the latter it would be a good idea to put plans in place now...


 

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