You spend so much of your life working- find a job you love and can be passionate about! Just over a year ago I started my consulting business; a risky change from the comforts of my successful sales career. My passion for digital pathology energizes the work I do every day, and my personal conviction for success is what has driven my company to grow and thrive in 2010. The risky change was worth it, and the best decision I ever made. How about you, are you ready for a change? What career change will you take now or in 2011?
The unemployment rate is a hot topic on the news every day in our country and around the world. But in digital pathology, the demand is greater than the number of applicants with experience in digital pathology. I receive calls from recruiters all the time asking if I’m looking for a job, or know someone with digital pathology experience looking for a job. There are all types of companies looking for great people including big corporations, small companies, pharmaceutical companies, and laboratories. The type of positions vary greatly too and include software programmers, product developers, engineers, sales reps, marketing, project managers, administrative roles, technicians, etc.
Within the past few months, several companies have launched hiring efforts including Leica Microsystems, GE/Omnyx, and Philips to expand their teams. Other established companies like Aperio, Ventana, and Olympus have positions available too. Some efforts are large, for example GE Healthcare currently lists 16 digital pathology positions for their collaboration with Omnyx. This is optimistic for our economy but also exciting for the future of digital pathology. Organizations are investing in people to build, refuel, and drive their business efforts forward.
Find a job you love and can be proud to do every day. Life is too short to work any other way!
If you are looking for a job, check out the Career Board at www.thedigitalpathologywiki.com. I routinely update the companies who are hiring. Also, the Digital Pathology group on LinkedIn is an excellent resource; I always encourage recruiters to post their positions there. If you are hiring, please feel free to post a comment if you have a job available.