I dont think I’ve ever personally met another person who accidentally fell into a job in a medical field.
When I applied for the job I have I knew it was a specialty shoe store, but a shoe store is a shoe store, even if it is intended for diabetics.
I had been working with shoes for roughly 5 years at that point and I had been diabetic for nearly 20, so said fuck it.
I got the job thinking I was going to do retail and secretary work, and I was right. Kind of.
I got trained to fit orthopedic shoes and orthotic. I got a certification. I got letters put after my name (not something I expected having dropped out of college after a year).
Now I see PATIENTS on a daily basis, not just customers.
I look at their feet and make a plan based on the doctor’s diagnosis.
I write up medical notes.
Shit is wild.