October 01, 2016

These days, a truly satisfied employee is almost as rare a sight as the beleaguered and maligned Blockbuster store.

While a mere 30 percent of employees admit to feeling engaged and inspired, thankfully, happiness at work needn’t elude you. Just ask Captain Kelly Eanes, who returned from deployment in Iraq only to find herself firmly planted among the exasperated.

“I was frustrated,” said Eanes. “I had a job that paid a lot of money. But I needed something where I could get home and feel satisfied that I’d done something of value.”

An all too familiar story, indeed. It’s likely 70 percent of the people reading this story are nodding their heads in a sympathetic fashion. Ever helpful, Kelly suggested three steps to steer your fortunes in a more positive direction:  

  • Talk to everyone you meet to find people who love what they do. Can you see yourself doing something similar?
  • Don’t make a rash decision about your future. Take time to figure out what appeals to you and will satisfy you at the end of the day.
  • Change can be difficult, but the simple act of asking for support means you’ll never have to go it alone.

Kelly Eanes found support at Regis University. Her questions led her to our Doctor of Pharmacy program, where faculty challenged her and her peers to work together to solve challenging, real-life problems. A class of 2016 graduate, she’s gone on to a rewarding career practicing medicine and serving patients on her own terms. She’s also celebrating their accomplishments to health care during National Pharmacy Week, along with her colleagues.

Should you choose to heed her advice, we think this Doctor of Pharmacy grad’s route to gratification can serve as a handy guide to anyone seeking a more inspiring career. If you’re in need of a gentle nudge to get yourself started, simply reach out to one of our admissions counselors who’ll be happy to help you find a path you love.