Choosing a particular career direction is not a one-off decision. Many
people shift direction several times during their lifetime. Others
choose to have multiple jobs, balancing their needs and interests
around several roles. However, each time you reach a career
crossroads you need to ask yourself some of these questions again.
What is right for you in your twenties may not necessarily be right
for you in your thirties or forties since personal circumstances can
change, specialties develop in various directions and new
As you go through the Career Med website you will
see that many contributors have offered a range of perspectives
about their specialty that
indicate why they made their career decisions. Some have always
known or had a fairly good idea of where they would end up. Others
have started on a general path and gradually tended towards their
eventual chosen area (or tended away from areas they disliked). Some
were struck by a flash of inspiration.
However you go about making your decision and wherever you are on
your career continuum, it is always useful to regularly re- evaluate
who you are and what you want out of your job/specialty.