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How to Get a Health & Wellness-Related Job Without Prior Experience

How to Get a Health & Wellness-Related Job Without Prior Experience

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always need a fancy degree from a well-known university to get a job in the health and wellness field. It all comes down to your specific skills and how well you’re able to market yourself to professionals within the industry. From helping healthcare facilities develop key results or refine an ambitious goal to developing a snack bar that’s heavy on flavor, there’s plenty of room for new talent.

Develop a snack bar or protein bar

Nutrition bars remain incredibly popular in the United States. They’re easy snacks, they’re packed with flavor, and they often carry key vitamins and minerals. Depending on the type of protein bar, whether it’s in the realm of energy bars or nutrition bars, there’s plenty of room to cater to the specific needs of your consumers. You could develop nutrition bars that are gluten-free, you could market yourself as a family business, or you could create a private label energy bar that promises to help buyers get through the more exhausting stretches of the day. No matter what approach you take, make sure you have a strategic plan in place.

First, choose a protein bar manufacturer that has extensive experience creating high-quality products. Once you’ve done that, you can set an ambitious goal or two. Maybe you want to compete with products created by Kellogg. Maybe you want your energy bar featured in Whole Foods. Your goals should resonate with you on a personal level but also make sense with your overall business strategy. As long as you’re creating a high-quality product, catering to unique needs like the gluten-free market, and setting solid quarterly objectives, you could make major waves in the health and wellness sphere.

Help healthcare facilities achieve key results

If you’re not familiar with the objectives and key results (OKR) methodology, there’s never been a better time to start. The use of OKRs has been in place for many years but there’s been a massive growth in adoption even since last year. OKRs work to keep businesses in a great place by reviewing a set of key results, often at the end of the quarter. Since healthcare facilities are always looking for ways to streamline their processes and keep costs down, you can see how an OKR review at the end of the quarter would have broad appeal. The OKR process is often broken down between company OKRs, department OKRs, and individual OKRs. Sometimes, healthcare facilities even hold weekly check-ins to determine how company OKRs and the OKRs of team members are faring.

While the OKR methodology may sound a bit obtuse, you can always master an OKR software program to further your knowledge. These can handle the entire OKR process, from company OKRs to individual OKRs. Often, a stretch goal is involved as well to determine what a best-case scenario looks like for a healthcare facility, though each stretch goal often works on a sliding scale. OKRs and key result monitoring are useful for both family businesses and private label healthcare facilities. It helps medical professionals keep a balanced scorecard of their key results which is why the OKR method has lasted as long as it has. Keeping track of a healthcare facility’s goals can be a lucrative role.

Play to your strengths

There are numerous jobs in the industry that aren’t specifically focused on healthcare, key results, or energy bars. Are you good at clerical work? Look into more administrative roles. Interested in medicine? Become a pharmacy assistant. Are you heavily invested in clean eating? Become a brand ambassador for Whole Foods. The opportunities for roles within the health and wellness industry are nearly endless as long as you’re willing to get a little creative.

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