Recently I've made the switch and am working towards a career in healthcare (again). A lot factors have led to this path and it wasn't easy leaving my last job. Thinking more about what I want in life, owning my career and being inspired pushed me to take the leap and go for it.
While working at Genentech, the company was developing and testing a new multiple sclerosis (MS) drug called Ocrelizumab. No clue as to what MS is and being curious about it, I stumbled upon When I Walk on Netflix. After watching that Blood Brother was suggested on my home page. These two documentaries have made a big impact and inspired me to work in healthcare. Both are incredibly touching and insightful into MS, AIDS and humanity. If you have time, I highly recommend you watch them. I promise you'll be glad you did!
Right now I'm still figuring out what path to pursue and am leaning towards nursing or being a physician assistant. At the same time, I'm open to other careers. This is only the beginning and I'm learning more about different jobs in the medical field. If you have any advice or would like to share your story, I'm all ears!