What It Takes To Be A Professional

Published February 13, 2015

What It Takes To Be A Professional

Sometimes it takes more than a really good education to be successful at your career. There are some qualities and other factors of being in your specific career field that simply cannot be taught in a college setting. Of course, an excellent education is very important but there are a number of other factors required in order for you to be who you want to be. I am going to take a few minutes to talk about a couple of careers that while they require a very specific type of education, they also require many skills that one must possess on their own before even considering choosing it as a career.

Dialysis Technician

When an individual’s kidneys can no longer remove the toxins from their blood it is the job of a dialysis machine to do that particular job. The job of a dialysis technician is to make sure these machines are functioning properly. They make sure that the dialysis machines are sterile and are in working order. If they don’t work, the patient could be in trouble.

In order to become a dialysis technician one needs to a licensed nurse. This requires a student to take about 12 months of a community college or vocational program. An Associate’s degree can take about two years complete and then their Bachelor’s degree will require four years of education. A student cannot major in dialysis, so they will need to gain nursing experience before they work in a dialysis setting.

All of the technical skills can be taught, but there are other skills that cannot be. You must be a compassionate and caring person that enjoys helping others. It is nearly impossible to become a nurse if you do not have those general qualities.

Mortician/Funeral Director

A mortician (otherwise called a funeral director) is in charge of the direction of funerals in a funeral home. They are required to make sure that the funeral runs smoothly while also taking care of the technical aspects of the job. A mortician must do the embalming and many other difficult tasks.

It is not required that you intern at a funeral home before you become a director but more often than not it is what general morticians do. Many funeral homes do require that you intern for at least 1-2 years before becoming full employed with the company.

This job also requires skills that cannot be taught. One must be sensitive and kind to a family’s needs during such a trying time. This may be the most difficult part of the job but it is probably the most important part as well.

These are both very unique career choices that require very unique skills. Make sure that you are aware of that before getting into either of them.

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