Next Monday marks an important milestone in my life. Starting on that date, I will begin a new job in the IT group at a local hospital. Having been at the same job for the past five years, I am very excited about this new endeavor and the new challenges therein.
My previous position allowed me a great deal of flexibility to learn new things and continue my education. Starting out as a lowly systems tech, I learned as much as I could – through reading, college coursework, and experimentation – and by the end of my tenure I had earned a promotion to systems analyst, spending most of my time developing new applications and administering and programming databases. I can’t say enough good things about my previous employer; the freedom I had there allowed me to get where I am today.
Although I have a brief job description of my new position, many of the specifics are still not defined. This is a brand new position at the hospital, and I have been informed that I can help to define the duties and responsibilities along the way. This is one of the most exciting elements of this move, that I will have some input and influence on what this position will involve for years to come. As an added bonus, I have heard from a number of people in the know that this IT group is effective and efficient, and that my new boss is a highly competent manager.
I will spend all day Monday at orientation, and will begin my actual duties on Tuesday morning. I’m sure there will be good times and bad along the way, but I’m looking forward to a positive experience and a good opportunity to make my mark here.