Whether you’ve been in nursing for many years or are relatively new to the field, there are 2 sure ways to tell if you’re truly satisfied with your career.

First, you know you’re satisfied if you have a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Nursing requires a caring, compassionate attitude, and if you feel that your purpose is to take care of others, it’s an ideal career.

Your specific circumstances should allow you to feel fulfilled and appreciated. If not, it may be time to seek a new employer.

The second way to tell if you’re satisfied is if you feel that you’re being fairly compensated. Your job should pay well and provide the benefits that you need to support your family while helping others.