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Top 100 Health-Care Careers , 3rd Edition by Saul Wischnitzer, Edith Wischnitzer

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Chapter2     

Choosing the BestHealth-Care Career for You

Your choice of career is one of the most important decisions you will make. Why is it such a big deal? Well, assuming that your professional life lasts from age 25 to age 65 (and these days, retirement at 65 seems optimistic), you’ll spend 40 years on the job. If you average 40 hours a week at work, you’ll devote around 80,000 hours of your life to your career. Add to that the time and money you spend getting the right education and training, and you’ve got a large chunk of your life—and your resources—invested in your career choice.

Additionally, your career choice determines, to a large degree, the number of hours you’ll work, the kinds of people you’ll meet, and the lifestyle you’ll ...

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