It’s the holiday season and another year has flown by. It’s the time we spend with family and friends enjoying love and laughter. What about you? What have you learned this year? What will you do differently next year? Each year we create a long list of resolutions for the upcoming New Year with a plan to achieve them all. I’m sure each resolution on your list is made with enthusiasm and pure determination. One such resolution may be your military retirement.
If you are planning to retire in 2015, there are some resolutions you may have already made and if not, perhaps you should consider. One resolution may have been to attend all of the required TAP classes early to better prepare for your transition. You might consider adding a resolution to also learn something new. If you are interested in learning about a growing career with many job opportunities, you should think about a career in Health IT?
The best way of getting started with learning more about Health IT is getting involved with HIMSS. Please visit the HIMSS’ Veterans Career website. The Veteran Career Service (VCS) site will provide you with a wealth of information relating to Health IT and your transition from military service to a civilian career.
Another way to learn more about HIMSS and Health IT is by attending our annual conference. Currently we’re in full swing preparing for HIMSS15 in Chicago. During the conference you’ll have the opportunity to encounter hundreds of Health IT companies, many with veteran hiring initiatives, attend cutting edge health IT educational sessions as well as network with other veterans who made a successful transition into the civilian workforce.
As we enter into the New Year, take time to think about your future after the military. As you finish your list of resolutions asks yourself:
What’s the greatest life lesson you’ve learned this year and what am I doing to prepare for my career after military service?