Careers vs. Jobs: The Path To Finding Your Passion

UCI Career vs. JobHave you been working a job that you don’t love? Are you ready to discover how you can start a career that can provide you with future opportunities and stability? Then, continue reading to learn how United Career Institute can help you gain the skills and knowledge to leave short-term jobs and begin your professional career!

What is the difference between a job and a career?

One of the major differences between a job and a career is that a job is a short-term way to make money, whereas a career is more intentional and focuses on long-term opportunities. A career allows job satisfaction and stability while using previous experiences to advance your profession. A job usually requires little to no experience, while skills and knowledge may be necessary to start a career. For example, positions in healthcare typically require hands-on skills training, but a job in customer service or retail provides on-the-job training.  

How can I start my career?

The first step to starting your career is to decide what path you want to take. A good way to do this could be to make a list of your interests and see which ones you could potentially turn into a career. By finding a path that will provide you with happiness, you are more likely to be successful and satisfied in your new career. 

Another way to determine which career path you could choose is by taking a career test. Quizzes like these allow you to answer questions like how you picture yourself dressing, essential qualities, and even the length of time you would like to attend school. Then, according to your answers, the career test will suggest a program that best fits your ideal career.

Once you have chosen a career you are interested in pursuing, the next step is to research schools that offer programs that cover the path you are interested in. Institutions offer programs of different lengths with different outcomes, so it is important to pick a school that aligns with your goals. United Career Institute provides students with career and academic services to help map out a personalized plan of action to help them start their careers. 

What career paths does United Career Institute offer?

United Career Institute offers students a hands-on approach to training in multiple healthcare fields, including Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, and Medical Billing/Administration. Each program offers unique skill training that can be applied to various career paths.

Students who pursue practical nursing will graduate with a Diploma in Practical Nursing and have the opportunity to sit for their NCLEX-PN~ licensure exam. Graduates of the Medical Assisting and Medical Assisting Online programs will gain hands-on experience from classes and then have the opportunity to sit for the National Certified Clinical Medical Assistant** certification exam. United Career Institute’s Medical Billing/Administration and Medical Billing/Administration Online students will receive training that can be used in many medical office settings. They will also have the opportunity to sit for a National Healthcareer Association certification exam, the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*. There is also a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist* and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist** that students may opt to take at their own expense.

Earning industry-specific certifications can give graduates an advantage in the workforce by showing employers that they have the hands-on skills needed for their careers.

Turn your job into a career with United Career Institute!

Are you ready to take the next step in your life and start your dream career, but you’re unsure where to start? Try taking our career test to help you decide on a healthcare career path, then Request Information to get started! 

~Passing the NCLEX-PN exam is required to become a Practical Nurse.

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees.

**Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam. Optional at own expense.