Gone are the days of retiring after spending 40 years with one company, retiring with a nice pension, and getting the gold watch at your retirement party. There are numerous reasons why that’s no longer the case, but the result is that many Americans tend to rethink their career choices.
Loyalty is one of the primary reasons that employees leave an employer. Surveys show that only 54% of workers think their employer is loyal to them because of a reduction in benefits and smaller raises, which are averaging only 3%. Because of this, many people are considering changing careers.
The Average Number of Times People Change Jobs
According to a survey of baby boomers conducted in 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the average number of jobs from the ages of 18-54 is twelve, not counting jobs held in high school or college. Workers held an average of 4.5 jobs between the ages of 25 and 34 and 2.9 jobs between the ages of 35 to 44. Even during the most established phase of many people’s careers, ages 45 to 52, they changed careers at least once.
Caregiving As a Long-Term Career Choice
A career that many people are choosing is that of being a professional caregiver because of high demand and job availability. According to Urban Institute, the number of Americans age 65 and older will more than double over the next 40 years, reaching 80 million in 2021, providing career opportunities in a booming industry.
Is it time for you to rethink your career? Looking for a fresh start with a company you can spend many years with? Home Instead Senior Care at Cape Coral can provide you with such an opportunity. We’ve found that caregivers love their careers and don’t want to change for many reasons, including:
You can work full-time or part-time as a caregiver, and the hours are flexible. For example, you can be a part-time caregiver if your family situation involves helping get the kids off to school in the morning, leaving you free to work Monday – Friday from 10 am until 2 pm.
Regardless of what the economy does, Americans are going to continue to age.
Training and Growth
We offer plenty of training to our caregivers, many of whom are brand new to the career. And we also provide certification for those that want to grow into other types of caregiving, like being a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).
Our caregivers start at a competitive pay rate with merit increases as part of our compensation package.
Senior1Care of Elkhart cares about our caregivers. We treat them with respect and care about their work/life balance. They are valued here.
There aren’t many careers that leave you feeling like you make a difference in someone’s life every day. Caregivers help older adults stay at home with dignity – their work matters.