Good article. I've taught college students for over twenty years. I think
sometimes they set themselves up for failure with false expectations. They are
looking for a position that is a custom fit when it is an "off the rack"
I just read a very sobering article from the Chief Medical Information Officer
at Kaiser Permanente in California (a large hospital company) saying that in 10
years, 80% of the labor currently performed in healthcare will be handled by
technology, not by people.I don't think this means there will
be an 80% reduction in healthcare employment, but there will certainly be a lot
of current and aspiring healthcare workers who will be trying to find any niche
they can, to do anything they can, and get paid any amount they're capable
of getting, and we simply will not need as many physicians and other expensive
employees that currently work in healthcare.In 10 years, a dream job
will be one that is not threatened by technological displacement for the
following 5 years. The good news is that with this type of
employment uncertainty, birth rates will plummet, and Utah's class size
problem in education will be a thing of the past.
Funny juxtaposition with an ad for KSL deals saying "Come Find Your Dream
Job" next to this article.LOL
Dreaming is something our parents did........but not anymore thanks to the
democrats and Obama. Now we are told to be happy working part time as a security
guard at uerkleworld.
I'm not sure there really is such thing as a "dream job" in the way
that people-including myself-think of when we're younger. In a way, I
think it may be like getting married; you could have some hypothetical dream
spouse who's perfect in every way you want, but when it comes down to it,
but when it finally happens, your effort and attitude are what actually
determine, to a large extent, whether it was the right choice.
A few things I have learned over the past 35 years.Most dream jobs
aren't. The best job may be the one you can get that will pay the
bills. No job is perfect and no company or boss either. The worst
job is still better than no job when you have been out of work for six months.
Moving to a new job / company is OK as long as you don't do it too
often.Don't be afraid to make a change when your current job / boss
is eating you up.
There aren't enough dream jobs to to around. To the extent you enjoy your
job consider yourself fortunate.