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HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, IN-DEPTH: Do Something That Makes You Happy

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Courtney, an administrative assistant at a hospital, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. A key decision for her was quitting her job at a startup when she realized that she didn't enjoy her work. When you realize what you want, and that it isn't what you have now, you have to just go for it.

Degree: Film
Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Employer: UCSF, Hemophilia Treatment Center

Job Summary: Medical Secretaries

Job Description

Medical Secretaries perform duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.vMedical secretaries need to be familiar with medical terminology, insurance rules, billing practices, medical records, and hospital or laboratory procedures.

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Short-term on-the-job training

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Recommended by te Legal Secretaries International.

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Average salary
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$20,000 - $55,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Organizational skills, People skills, Technical skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills

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High school degree
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m='12690'>office</span> <span m='13710'>of</span> <span m='13840'>our</span> <span m='13930'>department,</span> <span m='14955'>but</span> <span m='15310'>I</span> <span m='15620'>call</span> <span m='15850'>in</span> <span m='15950'>prescriptions</span> <span m='16510'>for</span> <span m='16630'>patients.</span> <span m='17100'>These are</span> <span m='17410'>prescriptions</span> <span m='18090'>that are</span> <span m='18460'>life-threatening</span> <span m='19190'>if</span> <span m='19430'>they</span> <span m='19520'>don't</span> <span m='19790'>get</span> <span m='20010'>them,</span> <span m='20770'>it's</span> <span m='21170'>serious.</span> <span m='22710'>And</span> <span m='22860'>that's</span> <span m='23130'>really</span> <span m='23360'>great.</span> <span m='23655'>I feel like</span> <span m='23950'>I'm part</span> <span m='24450'>of their lives.</span> <span m='25958'>Aiding</span> <span m='26914'>and helping them</span> <span m='27392'>live</span> <span m='27870'>a more</span> <span m='28160'>of an</span> <span m='28450'>official life.</span> <span m='29820'>And I</span> <span m='30000'>really</span> <span m='30250'>enjoy</span> <span m='30880'>the</span> <span m='30970'>whole</span> <span m='31770'>health</span> <span m='32009'>care</span> <span m='32210'>community.</span> <span m='33240'>Everyone's</span> <span m='33970'>striving</span> <span m='34470'>for</span> <span m='34600'>something</span> <span m='35010'>better</span> <span m='35760'>depending</span> <span m='36130'>on</span> <span m='36170'>what</span> <span m='36290'>department.</span> <span m='37890'>And you</span> <span m='38260'>just</span> <span m='38650'>kind of</span> <span m='38810'>get</span> <span m='39010'>this</span> <span m='39420'>family</span> <span m='40310'>and</span> <span m='40570'>it</span> <span m='41110'>really,</span> <span m='41840'>really</span> <span m='41930'>makes</span> <span m='42160'>my</span> <span m='42360'>life feel</span> <span m='42710'>a</span> <span m='42780'>lot</span> <span m='43070'>better.</span> <span m='44430'>I'm</span> <span m='44790'>going</span> <span m='45010'>to</span> <span m='45150'>an office,</span> <span m='45380'>but</span> <span m='45580'>I</span> <span m='45740'>feel</span> <span m='45980'>good</span> <span m='46200'>when</span> <span m='46330'>I</span> <span m='46390'>come</span> <span m='46650'>home.</span> <span m='47310'>And</span> <span m='47410'>I</span> <span m='47490'>think</span> <span m='47680'>that's what's</span> <span m='47900'>really</span> <span m='48210'>important.</span> <span m='48690'>You want</span> <span m='48820'>to</span> <span m='48860'>go</span> <span m='49070'>to</span> <span m='49130'>your</span> <span m='49270'>job</span> <span m='49890'>and</span> <span m='50400'>feel</span> <span m='51190'>good</span> <span m='51380'>about</span> <span m='51650'>it.</span> <span m='51780'>You don't</span> <span m='51930'>want</span> <span m='52060'>to</span> <span m='52100'>go to</span> <span m='52250'>a</span> <span m='52510'>job</span> <span m='52900'>and</span> <span m='53160'>feel</span> <span m='53470'>crappy,</span> <span m='54060'>when you</span> <span m='54680'>feel</span> <span m='54860'>like</span> <span m='55030'>you</span> <span m='55130'>have</span> <span m='55390'>to</span> <span m='55500'>do</span> <span m='55680'>it.</span> <span m='55880'>You</span> <span m='56430'>should</span> <span m='56650'>do</span> <span m='56780'>it because</span> <span m='57040'>you</span> <span m='57160'>want</span> <span m='57460'>to</span> <span m='58430'>and</span> <span m='58550'>I</span> <span m='58620'>think</span> <span m='58860'>that's what</span> <span m='59100'>I've finally</span> <span m='59530'>found.</span> </p><p><span m='60440'>I think</span> <span m='60640'>the</span> <span m='60710'>most</span> <span m='60970'>challenging</span> <span m='61490'>part</span> <span m='61670'>of</span> <span m='61710'>my</span> <span m='61850'>job</span> <span m='62560'>is</span> <span m='64629'>trying</span> <span m='65220'>to</span> <span m='65720'>set limits</span> <span m='66310'>of</span> <span m='66830'>what</span> <span m='67050'>I</span> <span m='67140'>do</span> <span m='67290'>every</span> <span m='67480'>day.</span> <span m='67680'>There's</span> <span m='67870'>a</span> <span m='67930'>lot</span> <span m='68230'>of</span> <span m='68350'>information</span> <span m='68920'>and</span> <span m='69347'>sometimes</span> <span m='69774'>that</span> <span m='70201'>information</span> <span m='70630'>can</span> <span m='70930'>get</span> <span m='73090'>out</span> <span m='73480'>of</span> <span m='73670'>hand.</span> <span m='74420'>I</span> <span m='74790'>think</span> <span m='75150'>it's</span> <span m='75480'>basically</span> <span m='75890'>setting</span> <span m='76330'>goals</span> <span m='76680'>for</span> <span m='76800'>myself,</span> <span m='77380'>which</span> <span m='77410'>is</span> <span m='77500'>a</span> <span m='77590'>big</span> <span m='78070'>thing</span> <span m='78290'>that</span> <span m='78450'>you</span> <span m='78540'>learn</span> <span m='79190'>when</span> <span m='79400'>you</span> <span m='79490'>first</span> <span m='79750'>start</span> <span m='80010'>out</span> <span m='80150'>in</span> <span m='80220'>a</span> <span m='80310'>job</span> <span m='80530'>field.</span> <span m='80840'>You</span> <span m='81150'>think</span> <span m='81480'>you can</span> <span m='81810'>do</span> <span m='81960'>everything</span> <span m='82590'>all</span> <span m='82830'>at</span> <span m='82980'>once</span> <span m='84250'>and</span> <span m='84410'>then</span> <span m='84630'>things</span> <span m='84930'>fall through</span> <span m='85185'>the</span> <span m='85440'>cracks</span> <span m='86510'>when you</span> <span m='86820'>do</span> <span m='86970'>that.</span> <span m='87420'>And</span> <span m='87540'>I</span> <span m='87620'>think,</span> <span m='87915'>what</span> <span m='88210'>I do,</span> <span m='88900'>I set</span> <span m='89160'>goals</span> <span m='89690'>every</span> <span m='89970'>day</span> <span m='90420'>of</span> <span m='90490'>my</span> <span m='90600'>calendar</span> <span m='90895'>of</span> <span m='91190'>saying</span> <span m='91540'>this</span> <span m='91850'>is what</span> <span m='92160'>I'm</span> <span m='92370'>going</span> <span m='92480'>to</span> <span m='92570'>tackle</span> <span m='92970'>today.</span> <span m='94140'>And</span> <span m='94340'>it's</span> <span m='94860'>amazing</span> <span m='95680'>at</span> <span m='95790'>the</span> <span m='95870'>end</span> <span m='95990'>of</span> <span m='96120'>day</span> <span m='96395'>when you</span> <span m='96670'>check</span> <span m='96770'>off</span> <span m='97220'>the</span> <span m='97350'>task</span> <span m='97740'>that you</span> <span m='98030'>have,</span> <span m='98340'>it</span> <span m='98400'>really</span> <span m='98660'>feels</span> <span m='98930'>great</span> <span m='99210'>like you've</span> <span m='99490'>accomplished</span> <span m='100020'>a</span> <span m='100080'>lot.</span> <span m='101190'>And</span> <span m='101330'>I</span> <span m='101400'>think</span> <span m='101710'>that</span> <span m='102450'>works for me.</span> <span m='102910'>It might</span> <span m='103200'>not work</span> <span m='103490'>for</span> <span m='103660'>everybody,</span> <span m='104180'>but I</span> <span m='104585'>think the</span> <span m='104990'>most</span> <span m='105270'>challenging</span> <span m='105540'>is</span> <span m='105810'>just</span> <span m='106010'>focusing</span> <span m='107140'>and</span> <span m='107800'>making</span> <span m='108200'>sure</span> <span m='108440'>you're</span> <span m='108500'>getting</span> <span m='108780'>done</span> <span m='109510'>what you</span> <span m='109970'>need to</span> <span m='110070'>get</span> <span m='110320'>done.</span> </p><p><span m='110920'>A</span> <span m='110990'>key</span> <span m='111220'>moment</span> <span m='111620'>for</span> <span m='111760'>me</span> <span m='112220'>in</span> <span m='112310'>my</span> <span m='112450'>career</span> <span m='113000'>was</span> <span m='113180'>actually</span> <span m='113520'>when</span> <span m='113680'>I</span> <span m='113730'>moved</span> <span m='114240'>to</span> <span m='114590'>San</span> <span m='114770'>Francisco.</span> <span m='115370'>It</span> <span m='115500'>was a</span> <span m='115920'>really</span> <span m='116240'>big</span> <span m='116440'>deal</span> <span m='116700'>for</span> <span m='116850'>me.</span> <span m='117380'>I</span> <span m='117480'>grew up</span> <span m='117650'>in</span> <span m='117730'>Massachusetts.</span> <span m='118670'>I lived</span> <span m='118990'>in</span> <span m='119110'>Boston</span> <span m='119510'>for</span> <span m='119670'>five</span> <span m='119970'>years.</span> <span m='120530'>All</span> <span m='120730'>of</span> <span m='120830'>my</span> <span m='120970'>friends</span> <span m='121320'>were there</span> <span m='122090'>and</span> <span m='122300'>it</span> <span m='122420'>was</span> <span m='122560'>really</span> <span m='122820'>hard,</span> <span m='123290'>but</span> <span m='123530'>I</span> <span m='123640'>knew</span> <span m='124100'>that</span> <span m='124980'>there</span> <span m='125280'>wasn't</span> <span m='125670'>really</span> <span m='125920'>a</span> <span m='125960'>future</span> <span m='126440'>for</span> <span m='126720'>me</span> <span m='126950'>there</span> <span m='127360'>in</span> <span m='127690'>my</span> <span m='127810'>career</span> <span m='128850'>and</span> <span m='129150'>I</span> <span m='129169'>had</span> <span m='129410'>to move.</span> <span m='130039'>And</span> <span m='130280'>if</span> <span m='130389'>I</span> <span m='130449'>did</span> <span m='130669'>move</span> <span m='130889'>I</span> <span m='130990'>would need to</span> <span m='131440'>stay at</span> <span m='131780'>my</span> <span m='131960'>job</span> <span m='132270'>forever.</span> <span m='133290'>And</span> <span m='133670'>I</span> <span m='133980'>packed</span> <span m='134280'>two</span> <span m='134440'>suitcases</span> <span m='135240'>and</span> <span m='135810'>moved</span> <span m='136150'>all</span> <span m='136250'>the</span> <span m='136340'>way</span> <span m='136570'>to</span> <span m='136920'>San</span> <span m='137270'>Francisco.</span> </p><p><span m='137650'>I</span> <span m='138030'>didn't</span> <span m='138170'>have</span> <span m='138330'>a</span> <span m='138390'>job.</span> <span m='139380'>I</span> <span m='140090'>just</span> <span m='140350'>met</span> <span m='140640'>people</span> <span m='140980'>I</span> <span m='141270'>met</span> <span m='141370'>on</span> <span m='141530'>the</span> <span m='141610'>internet</span> <span m='142130'>and lived</span> <span m='142500'>with</span> <span m='142620'>them</span> <span m='143130'>and</span> <span m='143550'>it</span> <span m='143700'>worked</span> <span m='143960'>out</span> <span m='144110'>great,</span> <span m='144460'>but</span> <span m='144610'>it</span> <span m='144690'>was</span> <span m='144910'>really</span> <span m='145110'>scary.</span> <span m='145850'>I</span> <span m='145940'>didn't</span> <span m='146130'>know</span> <span m='146260'>anyone in the</span> <span m='146760'>city</span> <span m='148060'>and</span> <span m='148190'>I</span> <span m='148290'>was</span> <span m='148640'>determined.</span> <span m='149200'>I</span> <span m='149260'>started</span> <span m='149580'>temping</span> <span m='150850'>two</span> <span m='151050'>weeks</span> <span m='151560'>and</span> <span m='151610'>then I was</span> <span m='151970'>very</span> <span m='152180'>lucky</span> <span m='152450'>that</span> <span m='152580'>I</span> <span m='152620'>got</span> <span m='152880'>hired within</span> <span m='153340'>two weeks.</span> <span m='154070'>But</span> <span m='154460'>I</span> <span m='154760'>think</span> <span m='155240'>that</span> <span m='155520'>was</span> <span m='155680'>what</span> <span m='155810'>made</span> <span m='156000'>a</span> <span m='156030'>difference</span> <span m='156560'>cause</span> <span m='156920'>if</span> <span m='157050'>I</span> <span m='157130'>had</span> <span m='157450'>stayed</span> <span m='157780'>in</span> <span m='157910'>Boston,</span> <span m='159330'>things</span> <span m='159510'>wouldn't</span> <span m='159580'>have</span> <span m='159840'>changed.</span> </p><p><span m='160920'>And</span> <span m='160960'>I</span> <span m='161050'>think</span> <span m='161280'>another</span> <span m='161650'>key</span> <span m='162020'>decision</span> <span m='162450'>for</span> <span m='162640'>me</span> <span m='162990'>since</span> <span m='163180'>I've</span> <span m='163350'>been</span> <span m='163580'>here,</span> <span m='163850'>I've been in</span> <span m='164140'>San</span> <span m='164270'>Francisco</span> <span m='164660'>for</span> <span m='164810'>two</span> <span m='164980'>years,</span> <span m='165750'>is</span> <span m='166790'>when</span> <span m='166950'>I</span> <span m='166990'>was</span> <span m='167140'>working</span> <span m='167430'>at</span> <span m='167520'>the</span> <span m='167590'>startup,</span> <span m='167940'>I</span> <span m='168490'>worked</span> <span m='168670'>there</span> <span m='168800'>for</span> <span m='168970'>about</span> <span m='169220'>nine</span> <span m='169520'>months</span> <span m='170340'>and</span> <span m='170520'>I</span> <span m='170610'>realized</span> <span m='171130'>it</span> <span m='171270'>just</span> <span m='171650'>wasn't</span> <span m='172180'>for</span> <span m='172310'>me.</span> <span m='172670'>It</span> <span m='172790'>works</span> <span m='173130'>for</span> <span m='173300'>other</span> <span m='173510'>people,</span> <span m='173870'>but</span> <span m='173990'>it</span> <span m='174040'>wasn't</span> <span m='174370'>for</span> <span m='174490'>me.</span> <span m='174720'>I</span> <span m='174790'>kind of</span> <span m='175160'>wanted a</span> <span m='175330'>more</span> <span m='175510'>structured</span> <span m='177350'>environment</span> <span m='178670'>and</span> <span m='179460'>up</span> <span m='179630'>until</span> <span m='179890'>that</span> <span m='180080'>moment</span> <span m='180420'>I</span> <span m='180570'>always</span> <span m='180930'>worked</span> <span m='181170'>at</span> <span m='181260'>least</span> <span m='181490'>a</span> <span m='181510'>year</span> <span m='181780'>at</span> <span m='182050'>every</span> <span m='182280'>job that</span> <span m='182730'>I</span> <span m='183170'>had</span> <span m='183480'>worked</span> <span m='183870'>at.</span> <span m='184390'>I</span> <span m='184540'>kind</span> <span m='184790'>of</span> <span m='184890'>thought</span> <span m='185420'>it was</span> <span m='185570'>a</span> <span m='185610'>very</span> <span m='185900'>strict</span> <span m='186220'>rule</span> <span m='186670'>that</span> <span m='186810'>I</span> <span m='186880'>had</span> <span m='187130'>to</span> <span m='187950'>stick</span> <span m='188410'>by.</span> <span m='189160'>But</span> <span m='189300'>I</span> <span m='189380'>realized</span> <span m='190030'>I</span> <span m='190630'>wasn't</span> <span m='190940'>going</span> <span m='191030'>to</span> <span m='191080'>be</span> <span m='191180'>happy</span> <span m='191700'>and</span> <span m='191880'>I</span> <span m='191990'>just</span> <span m='192260'>need</span> <span m='192450'>to</span> <span m='192550'>make</span> <span m='193540'>a</span> <span m='193570'>decision.</span> <span m='194500'>And</span> <span m='194650'>that's</span> <span m='194850'>why</span> <span m='194940'>I</span> <span m='195020'>decided</span> <span m='195540'>to</span> <span m='195920'>apply</span> <span m='196200'>for</span> <span m='196410'>a new</span> <span m='196510'>job</span> <span m='197070'>and</span> <span m='197320'>leave</span> <span m='198000'>and</span> <span m='198210'>not</span> <span m='198230'>feel</span> <span m='198490'>guilty</span> <span m='199160'>about</span> <span m='199990'>leaving</span> <span m='201130'>the</span> <span m='201210'>startup</span> <span m='201640'>job</span> <span m='202020'>and</span> <span m='202190'>just</span> <span m='202850'>move</span> <span m='203090'>on.</span> <span m='203430'>And I</span> <span m='203580'>knew</span> <span m='203800'>they would</span> <span m='204060'>be</span> <span m='204210'>OK</span> <span m='204460'>without</span> <span m='204780'>me</span> <span m='205620'>and</span> <span m='205850'>to</span> <span m='205940'>do</span> <span m='206080'>something</span> <span m='206310'>that</span> <span m='206460'>made</span> <span m='206660'>me</span> <span m='206800'>happy</span> <span m='207490'>because</span> <span m='207670'>that</span> <span m='207970'>is</span> <span m='208220'>the</span> <span m='208290'>most</span> <span m='208500'>important</span> <span m='208900'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='210000'>I</span> <span m='210130'>think</span> <span m='210310'>a</span> <span m='210360'>lot</span> <span m='210540'>of</span> <span m='210580'>people</span> <span m='210880'>think</span> <span m='211160'>if</span> <span m='211440'>you</span> <span m='211620'>go to</span> <span m='211780'>school</span> <span m='213340'>less</span> <span m='213590'>than</span> <span m='213740'>four</span> <span m='213940'>years,</span> <span m='214730'>you're</span> <span m='214820'>not going to</span> <span m='215020'>be</span> <span m='215160'>able</span> <span m='215310'>to</span> <span m='215360'>get</span> <span m='216750'>great</span> <span m='217400'>job</span> <span m='218040'>in</span> <span m='218570'>the</span> <span m='218640'>future</span> <span m='219020'>and</span> <span m='219170'>that's</span> <span m='219460'>not</span> <span m='219690'>true.</span> <span m='220510'>I</span> <span m='220520'>think</span> <span m='221150'>nowadays,</span> <span m='221920'>especially</span> <span m='222450'>in</span> <span m='222550'>my</span> <span m='222760'>field</span> <span m='223070'>in</span> <span m='223150'>health</span> <span m='223410'>care,</span> <span m='224600'>the</span> <span m='224690'>focus is</span> <span m='225190'>on</span> <span m='225330'>experience.</span> <span m='226120'>If you</span> <span m='226420'>have</span> <span m='226670'>experience</span> <span m='227516'>and you</span> <span m='227940'>carry</span> <span m='228220'>yourself</span> <span m='228870'>and</span> <span m='229160'>you're</span> <span m='229300'>confident</span> <span m='230026'>in</span> <span m='230390'>interviews,</span> <span m='231350'>then</span> <span m='231660'>you're</span> <span m='231790'>going</span> <span m='231900'>to</span> <span m='231940'>get</span> <span m='232140'>that</span> <span m='232330'>job</span> <span m='232900'>if</span> <span m='233150'>you</span> <span m='233310'>really</span> <span m='234290'>want</span> <span m='234540'>it.</span> <span m='235330'>And don't</span> <span m='235790'>worry</span> <span m='236070'>about</span> <span m='236410'>the</span> <span m='236480'>schooling</span> <span m='237200'>cause</span> <span m='237520'>it's</span> <span m='237730'>usually</span> <span m='238180'>not</span> <span m='238640'>always</span> <span m='238860'>an</span> <span m='239070'>issue.</span> <span m='240615'>If it</span> <span m='241040'>works</span> <span m='241340'>for</span> <span m='241450'>you</span> <span m='241720'>that's</span> <span m='242030'>great,</span> <span m='242290'>but</span> <span m='242550'>I think</span> <span m='243160'>don't</span> <span m='243470'>put</span> <span m='243680'>too</span> <span m='243820'>much</span> <span m='244030'>focus</span> <span m='244420'>on</span> <span m='244610'>it</span> <span m='245240'>cause</span> <span m='245410'>really</span> <span m='245715'>in the</span> <span m='246020'>end</span> <span m='246600'>they're</span> <span m='247090'>looking</span> <span m='247330'>for</span> <span m='247450'>someone</span> <span m='247780'>who's</span> <span m='248190'>just going to</span> <span m='248570'>do</span> <span m='248720'>the</span> <span m='248820'>job</span> <span m='249620'>the</span> <span m='250010'>best.</span> </p><p><span m='250680'>I</span> <span m='250800'>think</span> <span m='251010'>the</span> <span m='251070'>most</span> <span m='251280'>important</span> <span m='251910'>part</span> <span m='252680'>about</span> <span m='253130'>having</span> <span m='253470'>a</span> <span m='253510'>job</span> <span m='254110'>is</span> <span m='254790'>having</span> <span m='255040'>that</span> <span m='255260'>balance</span> <span m='255590'>of</span> <span m='255920'>work</span> <span m='256720'>and</span> <span m='257170'>personal</span> <span m='257630'>life.</span> <span m='258279'>And</span> <span m='258759'>I think</span> <span m='259240'>sometimes</span> <span m='259760'>in</span> <span m='259829'>the</span> <span m='259920'>past,</span> <span m='260600'>I</span> <span m='260730'>kind</span> <span m='261040'>of</span> <span m='261490'>let</span> <span m='261790'>my</span> <span m='261980'>job</span> <span m='263290'>trickle</span> <span m='263690'>into</span> <span m='263920'>my</span> <span m='264040'>personal</span> <span m='264510'>life.</span> <span m='265690'>Especially</span> <span m='265985'>when</span> <span m='266280'>I</span> <span m='266350'>was working</span> <span m='266710'>at the</span> <span m='266780'>startup.</span> <span m='267370'>I</span> <span m='267430'>was</span> <span m='267580'>working</span> <span m='267910'>long</span> <span m='268270'>hours.</span> <span m='269210'>About</span> <span m='269530'>10:00</span> <span m='270060'>to</span> <span m='270120'>7:00</span> <span m='270660'>or</span> <span m='270770'>8</span> <span m='270930'>o'clock</span> <span m='271790'>sometimes</span> <span m='272140'>on</span> <span m='272210'>the</span> <span m='272300'>weekend.</span> <span m='273360'>And</span> <span m='273900'>that</span> <span m='274200'>in</span> <span m='274320'>the</span> <span m='274480'>end</span> <span m='274800'>really</span> <span m='275190'>didn't</span> <span m='275360'>work</span> <span m='275610'>for</span> <span m='275830'>me</span> <span m='276130'>cause it was</span> <span m='276500'>kind</span> <span m='277120'>of</span> <span m='277210'>taking</span> <span m='277430'>away</span> <span m='277720'>from</span> <span m='277820'>my</span> <span m='277940'>free</span> <span m='278210'>time.</span> <span m='278850'>We only</span> <span m='278920'>get</span> <span m='279080'>those</span> <span m='279260'>two</span> <span m='279400'>days</span> <span m='279960'>a week,</span> <span m='280910'>and</span> <span m='281755'>you</span> <span m='282110'>shouldn't</span> <span m='282350'>make</span> <span m='282500'>a</span> <span m='282570'>job</span> <span m='282880'>your</span> <span m='283000'>whole</span> <span m='283270'>life</span> <span m='283690'>cause</span> <span m='283950'>then</span> <span m='284210'>it</span> <span m='284470'>just</span> <span m='284790'>makes</span> <span m='285030'>you</span> <span m='285160'>miserable.</span> <span m='286060'>And</span> <span m='286430'>I</span> <span m='286560'>think</span> <span m='286950'>now</span> <span m='287470'>I</span> <span m='287600'>have</span> <span m='287830'>that</span> <span m='287990'>regular</span> <span m='288300'>schedule</span> <span m='288880'>I</span> <span m='288960'>work</span> <span m='289280'>8:00 AM</span> <span m='289690'>to</span> <span m='289770'>5:00,</span> <span m='290770'>5:00</span> <span m='291010'>PM.</span> <span m='291600'>I</span> <span m='291860'>leave,</span> <span m='292250'>I</span> <span m='292270'>don't</span> <span m='292565'>take</span> <span m='292980'>my</span> <span m='293160'>job</span> <span m='293460'>home</span> <span m='293680'>with</span> <span m='293870'>me</span> <span m='294790'>and</span> <span m='294960'>I</span> <span m='295040'>think</span> <span m='295330'>that</span> <span m='295920'>works</span> <span m='296170'>for</span> <span m='296250'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='296560'>I</span> <span m='296690'>know</span> <span m='296910'>when</span> <span m='297020'>I</span> <span m='297150'>worked at</span> <span m='297510'>Mass General,</span> <span m='298240'>I</span> <span m='299040'>got</span> <span m='299190'>really</span> <span m='299390'>involved</span> <span m='299665'>with my</span> <span m='299940'>patients,</span> <span m='300890'>a</span> <span m='300980'>lot</span> <span m='301130'>of</span> <span m='301170'>them</span> <span m='301320'>were</span> <span m='301480'>sick</span> <span m='302020'>and</span> <span m='302370'>it</span> <span m='302450'>kind</span> <span m='302700'>of</span> <span m='302750'>got a little</span> <span m='303250'>personal</span> <span m='303740'>for</span> <span m='303970'>me.</span> <span m='304470'>And I</span> <span m='304640'>think</span> <span m='304860'>at</span> <span m='304940'>the</span> <span m='305090'>end</span> <span m='305250'>that</span> <span m='305400'>was</span> <span m='305540'>hard</span> <span m='306600'>and</span> <span m='306750'>I</span> <span m='306930'>think</span> <span m='307250'>sometimes</span> <span m='307980'>you</span> <span m='308370'>want</span> <span m='308620'>to</span> <span m='308670'>be</span> <span m='308800'>involved</span> <span m='309150'>in</span> <span m='309230'>your</span> <span m='309370'>job,</span> <span m='309770'>but just</span> <span m='310090'>not</span> <span m='310380'>so</span> <span m='310490'>much</span> <span m='310730'>that it's</span> <span m='311600'>affecting</span> <span m='312820'>you're</span> <span m='313530'>real</span> <span m='313770'>life.</span> <span m='314510'>And</span> <span m='314690'>you</span> <span m='314780'>want</span> <span m='314940'>to</span> <span m='314990'>go</span> <span m='315190'>out</span> <span m='315570'>and</span> <span m='315640'>have</span> <span m='315930'>fun</span> <span m='316380'>and</span> <span m='316830'>hang out</span> <span m='317260'>with your</span> <span m='317690'>friends.</span> <span m='318120'>And I think</span> <span m='318750'>just</span> <span m='318980'>trying</span> <span m='319220'>to</span> <span m='319290'>balance</span> <span m='319770'>that</span> <span m='320310'>is</span> <span m='320520'>really</span> <span m='320830'>important</span> <span m='322090'>to</span> <span m='322250'>make</span> <span m='323030'>a</span> <span m='323130'>full</span> <span m='323820'>life</span> <span m='324120'>for</span> <span m='324420'>you.</span> </p>","file":{"id":208188,"video_id":"2698755436001","name":"63800599","duration":324970,"thumbnail_url":null}});