Your Questions About Health And Fitness Careers

Linda asks…

Career advice – health sciences/ physio/OT/psychology/personal training etc?

I already have a degree in Communication. I'm in my 3rd year of psychology, I'm not sure if I want to do my 4th year/honours. I was thinking of maybe doing a diploma in personal training and maybe work in health development (combining psychology and fitness). I was also thinking maybe doing 4th year psychology and then doing a Masters in Health Psychology, or

Maybe do my 3 years in psychology and then do a masters in

Health Promotion
Physiotherapy, or
Occupational Therapy

What do you think? I really want to go and WORK!! But I don't want to just stop everything and work for money, I am also thinking of a career that will be rewarding in the long term and that's not just about money (but money is important).

What do you think would be a good course or career move?

dknol answers:

I'd do your 3 years in psychology and then go on to do a more specialist Masters. Only do physiotherapy or occupational health if those are the careers you want to follow, otherwise keep it a bit broader like Health promotion

Thomas asks…

What do women in their 30's need now and in the future?

What do women in their 30's need for now and in the future regarding: health, finance, career, personal development, professional development, hobbies, travel, fitness, products, buying, shopping, savings, etc?

dknol answers:

A plan lol

Daniel asks…

What do women in their 20's need now and in the future?

What do women in their 20's need for now and in the future regarding: health, finance, career, personal development, professional development, hobbies, travel, fitness, products, buying, shopping, savings, etc?

dknol answers:

I'm 24 and I was just married last friday. Right now in my life, I mainly want stability for the future! For the past couple years and now, I am workign on figuring out where I want to travel, where I want to relocate/raise a family, I want to be healthy and bear children within the next couple years… I like to do lots of cooking and “wifely” duties ;)

Thats my opinion …. Not sure about “women” in general?

Mark asks…

how to get certified as a personal fitness trainer? career advice?

ok guys I need some input and opinion as well. I have a short-term career goal and a long-term career goal…for short-term, I want to specialize in three areas: personal fitness, massage therapy, and nutrition. I want to combine those three practices and work at a wellness center/gym/spa, etc. Can you please give me more info on how to achieve these goals (where to apply to school, the cost, the length of education, certification required, pay, etc.). I really really want to do all three at once, so how can I make this possible? Long-term, I want to go to medical school and become a surgeon. I think getting a solid foundation in the health and fitness field is great because I will be able to financially support myself if needed while taking care of my body and doing what I love. I think having a background in fitness, nutrition, and massage will look good when I apply to med school because I can back up my passion for health and well-being with actions, not just words. Furthermore, being a massage therapist means my hands will develop strength and exceptional dexterity, which is very useful for a surgeon. Oh and I plan to work towards my biochemistry degree as well, one-two classes per semester because I have other things on my plate (already finished 1.5 years of college woot woot!) So what do you guys think about my plans? Can you give me any advice please as to how to make my dreams come true? Thank you :-)

dknol answers:

I would visit the career center at your campus.

Richard asks…

What are my career options now at 30yrs of age?

I am currently in a dead-end factory job making just enough to cover the bills. I haven't really any qualifications besides secondary/high school education. I have an interest in computers and also health & fitness but i am open to anything that will make me money.

Any suggestions?

dknol answers:

At 30?? I'm back in school at 45 and I'm looking forward to a great, new career! I finish in December and I'm guaranteed an interview with one of the best companies in this area. There are night and on-line courses available. Some employers (maybe even your present one) pay for further education. Too many opportunities out there not to try for a better career. But decide on something you WANT to do. If you're going to stay in a job you don't like, might as well be the factory job you have now. Try daveramsey.com. I think he's got a career link…30 days to the work you love, or something like that. Good luck!

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