When you’re interested in all things related to health and fitness, you definitely have a lot to choose from in terms of career options. It all depends on how many years you’re willing to put in a university, though, as well as the area you’d like to specialize in.
The day-to-day job of a personal trainer is, after all, very different from that of a nurse. And, similarly, the work of a nurse is quite different to a physical therapist.
Here is a handful of great options in case you’d like to take your health and fitness interest to the next level. That way, you’ll have a decent overview of what you have to choose from – and can make an educated decision.
1) Study to become a nurse
First of all, hospitals and care homes all over the country need more nurses to provide care. Deciding to become a nurse is definitely something that’s going to require some years at university and a year or so of training but it will be worth it, in the end.
You should have a healthy interest in the human body, first of all, as well as medicine and how the healthcare system works.
Keep in mind that you have a lot of options in terms of specializing in an area when you’re done with your bachelor’s degree, though, and you should try to find something that truly interests you. Have a look at the neonatal nurse practitioner track, for example, and continue to look through the web for even more options.
2) Become a personal trainer
If you’d like to help people with achieving their fitness goals, you may want to consider a career as a personal trainer. They’re in high demand these days, by the way, and you will certainly not have a lack of options.
The great thing about being a personal trainer is that you get to work closely with people, take pride in their achievements, and continue to pursue your own fitness goals at the same time.
Being comfortable to work closely with people and enthusiastic about their progress is, in other words, good qualities to have if you choose this path.
3) Study to be a nutritionist
Ever felt like tracking every single thing you eat and figure out exactly what your body does with it once it’s consumed? Then a career as a nutritionist may be for you.
Working clinically will require as many years as it takes to become a doctor, though, and it’s almost just as difficult to get accepted to these courses as well so you should consider working non-clinically if you’re not that interested in five to seven years of tough studies.
Either way, you get to use your knowledge and enthusiasm around health to help others achieve their goals and make the world a healthier place, in general.
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