My career has been quite varied when you look at the different sectors I’ve worked in. NHS, risk management, payroll, retail and technology repair and recycle. I’ve worked in a number of other different sectors as an ERP developer as well but largely these were for small periods of time where you rarely get a chance find out a lot about the domain of the business.
Since I started freelancing at the start of the year, I’ve been working largely on public health and information websites for NHS related organisations. Not only do I get to work with my favourite development tools and languages every day but I also get to work in my favourite domain. Health.
I don’t know what the attraction is to health but I find it an interesting domain to work in. Providing tools for health organisations to share information with their patients so that they can lead healthier lives is quite rewarding in my view. Over the last couple of moths I’ve even found myself reading NHS related publications to broaden my knowledge of the work I am doing at the moment. I’ve never done that for any job that I to have had.
It’s got me thinking about whether its worth specialising in health contracts or should I stick to working in different domains to keep things fresh? Working in different domains sure would broaden my experience and there might be another sector that I would be interested in. However health is already such a varied domain that could provide some diversity.
I suppose the real question is this. Which one will allow a steady income of work for the near future?