How to Find a Medical Job That Makes You Happy

Oct 22, 2020

Just because a job offers a high salary and good benefits doesn’t mean it’s the right fit. On the contrary, choosing a job that doesn’t fit your lifestyle and goals could leave you feeling seriously unhappy.

At Odyssey Staffing, we are passionate about connecting talented medical workers with the best open positions at local companies. Here are some questions to ask if you hope to find a medical job that makes you happy:

Ask About Cultural Fit

Even the best-paying jobs can be unsatisfying if you don’t like the people you’re working with on a daily basis. When interviewing for new positions, take time to ask hiring managers and other staff about the company culture. For example, do medical employees tend to collaborate well? Are there are a lot of employee activities? Make sure the health facility is a good cultural fit before signing on the dotted line.

Ask About Work/Life Balance

As much as you might enjoy your job, you likely need time for yourself. During the interview process, ask about the steps the hospital takes to boost employees’ work-life balance. For example, you might inquire about on-site gym facilities or ask if employees tend to work a lot of overtime. And employees who have kids should definitely ask about options for childcare, if that’s important to them.

Ask About Daily Life

It’s impossible to know for sure if you’ll love a company before you start working there. However, you can get a better idea about a position by asking the hiring manager – and other employees – about their daily lives. Try to get a feel for what you’ll be doing in the morning, afternoon and early evening every day, and make sure the general roles and responsibilities meet your expectations.

Let Odyssey Staffing Locate Your Next Medical Job

In business since 2005, Odyssey Staffing has 10 years of successful experience in recruitment. We are committed to helping all our job candidates, from CRNAs to anesthesiologists, find the ideal positions for their needs. To learn more about how we can help, call today or contact our staffing pros online.

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