Video: Here's What You Should Know if You Want to Start a Healthcare Career

Written by Madison School of Healthcare On Saturday, 10 December 2016. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights

Video: Here's What You Should Know if You Want to Start a Healthcare Career

Making the decision to go back to school can be a daunting one, especially when you have a job, family and other responsibilities to handle. But many people can, and do, enroll in online degree programs to achieve their goal of starting a healthcare career. Recent graduates from Madison School of Healthcare shared their advice for future students.

1. Go for it

Making a life change does take some careful consideration — from researching programs, to deciding which career path you want to pursue — but if the only thing holding you back is the worry that you won't succeed, don't let that stop you. At a certain point, you need to take the plunge if you want to move forward toward your goals.

2. Make a schedule

Enrolling in an online program takes self-discipline and determination. You are in charge of making time to study and complete coursework. The upside is that you have greater flexibility to get things done, but when possible, try to find a regular study time that works for you so you can stay on track.

3. Take a break when you need it

Life will throw a few curveballs on your way to completing your program, and sometimes, no matter how disciplined you are, frustration can get in the way of progress. Take a break when you need it. Then, when the time is right, get back to work.

4. Find a support system

Working toward a goal is easier when you are surrounded by people to cheer you on. Have honest conversations with your friends and family about what you need from them to be successful, and reach out to your advisor and instructors when you need help as much as possible.

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