If I've been at my current position for a long time and have no intention of changing jobs, what can I do to continue learning and not grow stagnant within my position?

January 22, 2018

 

At the end of the day, it's really your job as the employee to be in charge of your own professional development. Employers may offer opportunities such as training and special projects from time to time, but really it's the therapist's job to actively seek out those additional opportunities.

 

If you have interest in developing your skill set within a certain practice area or specialization, you should look for those opportunities to bring up to your employer and ask for support. Employers ultimately want what is best for the clinic, so it's likely that they'll be on board.

 

It does take initiative to continue learning within a long-term position because employers are often too busy to think about those individual opportunities.

 

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