Caregiving Perks That Will Make You Dance

What do these people have in common, you ask? Why do they love their jobs so much?

Caregiving Perks That Will Make You Dance

What do these people have in common, you ask? Why do they love their jobs so much?

They all have the Caring Gene®—the innate desire to care for others. It’s an undeniable instinct that’s the driving force in doing a job  you love … and that loves you back.

Wait, wait, wait. I can find a job that fills my cup and loves me back?! Oh, you came to the right place. And if you’re still reading, we’re guessing you probably have the Caring Gene® too.

Sound interesting? Let us break down exactly what a Caring Gene® career means:

 

1. Feel Completely Fulfilled

There’s truly nothing better than a job that makes you smile when you wake up in the morning and when you go to bed at night. A call center or fast-food restaurant doesn’t quite engage a gene like the Caring Gene®.

It’s rewarding to know that you’re actively improving the quality of a person’s life every day. When helping with daily living such as grooming, exercise, light housekeeping and meal prep, you can rest assured knowing that you’ve made a difference in many lives. Plus, you start to form bonds that make you feel like you’re hanging out with a pal all day.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what one of our amazing caregivers had to say about their experience:

“It’s one of the few jobs I’ve had that after a long hard day, I go home and I feel pretty good about myself. Good about the people I’ve taken care of. Like I’ve made a difference.”

 

2. Competitive Pay for Your Pocket
Now imagine getting paid for something that is at the core of who you are. We’re about to talk a lot about the opportunity for growth. So read on if you’re interested in what this career has to offer for your future.

No matter how you enter the caregiving field, there’s always room to grow your experience—and your pay. Sometimes, Home Health Aides (HHA) and Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) can work with multiple agencies or organizations to reach their desired level of income. This gives you the ability to control your paycheck based on what one organization is willing to offer vs. another. How about that for a job that loves back?

 

3. Trainings to Take on More Opportunities 
Another way you improve your paycheck in the caring industry is to take advantage of the training opportunities your Caring Gene® will lead to. Regardless of the position or department you enter, all roles are encouraged (and sometimes required) to grow with training and education offerings.

And while we love a good training session, there are positions you can enter that do not require a background in healthcare. The best learning opportunity can be experience and hey, you have nothing to lose in trying something new. Plus, Caring Gene® mentors will always be there to help along the way to ensure you feel comfortable and supported before you start (and throughout) your caring journey.

Okay. You’ve already got the basics down or you wouldn’t have made it this far into the article. But we’ve got more to offer to aid you in becoming the best version of your caregiving self.

 

4. Extra Flexible Schedules
You probably use your caring capabilities in other areas of your life, including family. This is why you’ll be happy to hear that careers in the caring industry will afford you the work/life balance you need to create a flexible schedule that works for you.

 

5.  Friendships You’ll Keep Forever
The only reason we saved this one for last is because we want to keep our caregiving friends to ourselves. Just kidding. Like a good friend, we knew you’d have a good sense of humor. But, seriously, our friendships are super strong.

When caring is your calling, you can make friendships that last a lifetime. The Caring Gene® is a bond that cannot be broken. It’s a shared piece of identity. There’s no doubt that the relationships you make will be heartwarming and lifechanging in themselves, but who doesn’t want even more friends to share that with?

There you have it. A way out of a dead-end job that likely provides only a fraction of the reward of a caregiving job. This industry takes a special type of person with a huge heart. May we know them, may we celebrate them, and hey, may we even become them.

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