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How to rebuild after a career-ending injury

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2021 | Career-ending Injuries |

California workers are injured on the job every day. While some may experience temporary injuries, others may experience career-ending ones. Knowing how to jump into a new career will help to ensure a smoother rebuilding of your lifestyle.

Decide on a new career

After you experience a career-ending injury, it may feel like your life is over. Since you no longer can perform the tasks that you’re used to doing on a daily basis, feeling like this is no surprise. However, it’s time to zoom out and look at the bigger picture.

Just because you can’t perform the tasks that your old job required of you any longer, that doesn’t mean that you can’t complete tasks in another career field. While it may seem like miles away, a career change really isn’t that uncommon. In fact, the average American changes their career five to seven times throughout their lifetime. Consider this your chance to start a new chapter in your life.

Seek professional counseling

Mentally enduring a life-altering injury can be extremely overwhelming. One of the best things that you can do to try and cope is to talk with a professional counselor. They’re experienced in handling issues just like yours. You may have access to a professional therapist through your insurance.

You may want to consider speaking with a career counselor as well. This professional can help to evaluate what careers you can physically and mentally handle. Together, you can decide on your new career field. They can even assist you in submitting your applications and getting a job in that field.

Experiencing a career-ending injury can make you feel like your life is over. The reality is that with a little professional help, you can get on track to rebuilding your lifestyle. Before you know it, you’ll be starting a new chapter in your life.


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