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Good jobs with time for yourself

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2/19/2015 7:15:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago

What are some jobs that will support you financially but also give you a good amount of time for yourself so that you can do your job and comfortably pursue your other hobbies/interests?

I thought about teachers (high school and/or university)?
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2/21/2015 8:16:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I hear teachers have a ton of things to do in their spare time with grading papers and preparing lesson plans and such. Definitely talk to someone who does the job you want before you start training for it, because I may be totally wrong on that.

I think I may have found a wonderful job in terms of balance though. I'm an engagement fulfillment representative in a hospital. Most places call my position a transition specialist, but my hospital just has to be different. I work 9-5:30, 5 days a week, and my boss thinks it would be cruel and unusual punishment to have me take my work home with me. I don't even check my email outside of work hours. I know people who work 70 or so hours a week, so this feels like nothing lol. I like getting out early enough to do things after work, and that I get plenty of PTO if I feel like taking a vacation. I'm sure there are a lot of better jobs out there in terms of having time for yourself, but I don't have one of them so I can't speak to that.

If you're wondering what it is that I actually do, I talk to patients about getting their prescriptions filled at the hospital while they're there so that they can pick them up on their way out and go home with them and make sure everything goes smoothly with that. I talk to doctors, nurses, discharge planners, and pharmacy staff to make stuff happen, and I do some pretty cool things. Just yesterday I worked with doctors and the pharmacy to find solutions so a patient saved hundreds of dollars on copays for her medications so that she could afford to take them and not end up back in the hospital. A few days before that, I tracked down seven different medications in liquid form for a patient who was terrified that she'd have to take pills, and the look on her face when I told her that I'd accomplished it is one I hope I never forget. It's a 40 hour workweek, but I leave work at the same time every day and feel pretty good about what I did while I was there.