3 Ways to Invest in Your Eye Care Career

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It’s never too late to invest in your career. In order to make the most impact and have a career that will make you feel proud, you’ll need to develop the knowledge and vitality to give it your best. Here’s how you can take some big steps forward today.

Prioritize Education

Education typically provides the best return on your investment when looking at your income potential from a salary. So put a plan in place for obtaining all the continuing education and certifications you may need to advance your career.

Some of these expenses may be higher, like a certification program, but other costs are more affordable like simply joining an association or subscribing to a publication. All of these options provide valuable information, resources, and credibility.

Start with this list of eye care educators, associations, and publications, who have partnered with Local Eye Site. Find the relevant groups and publications for your career and position.

Also remember that educational opportunities don’t have to be expensive. Here’s a list of incredible scholarship opportunities that support learning through JCAHPO. Also, stay on the lookout for information about Local Eye Site’s ophthalmic tech scholarship. The application period typically opens in the Fall.

Don’t Skip Over Health

You’ll be able to perform the best and feel your best at work if you’re in tip top shape. Remember that healthy habits like an active lifestyle, healthy eating, quality sleep, stress management, and authentic relationship development is like fuel for your achievement potential.

How to stay on track and keep things organized? We suggest keeping a calendar online (like on your Google account) to schedule in time for exercise, meal prep, plans with friends, or time for studying. 

Plan Ahead and Make Plans Big

Have you actually written out the steps necessary to reach your goals? Who in your current office could you talk to about your professional plans? You’d be surprised how interested the doctor might be in having a coffee with you. You are already an important member of the team!

Search jobs on Local Eye Site, and subscribe to job alerts, even if you’re not actively looking. Looking at new opportunities will help you learn about new opportunities that may be out there already.

If you keep these smart investments in mind throughout your career, you should find your career trajectory to be more rewarding and successful. If you are in need of an immediate change to get your career heading in the right direction, give it a shot and search for new opportunities on Local Eye Site now!

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