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Thinking About Your Career

Personal Choice

Explore the Career Profiles and Real Life Stories from NI’s Nursing and Midwifery workforce to identify jobs of interest to help you think about your career choices.

Our lives outside work are varied and we have to make different choices at different stages in our lives. Examples of choices that can affect your career development and planning include:

  • Where you live and work.
  • What area of practice you prefer.
  • Home and family commitments.
  • The need to achieve a work/life balance when childcare or other  commitments have to be fitted in.
  • Whether to remain in clinical practice or follow an interest in other directions.
  • Whether to apply for that next job or stay where you are.
  • Whether to work full-time or part-time.

Your choice of career direction can also be influenced by personal choice and your personality. To find out more about yourself, complete a Self-Assessment to learn about your personality and the type of career that may be suited to you.