The KIT Group
The KIT Group
As a medical officer, I'm responsible for treating injuries that occur on the KIT shooting range.
If someone was to shadow me, they'd hopefully get to lead a portion of a safety class out on the shooting range. We always get clients who get "slide bites," so there's a good chance that they'd actually get to treat a small injury, maybe throw on some bandages. Our main goal out on the shooting range is always to make sure everyone leaves with the same amount of holes that they came with.
You have to be able to bring something personal to the table. Books can get you so far, but when it comes to coaching people out on the range, or treating certain injuries, you need to bring out some prior knowledge and some personal flair to the job. No one wants someone out there training them how to shoot and just repeating lines from a textbook, sounding like a computer, so when my students are having difficulty shooting, I try to get them to relax by telling a personal funny story.
Here's the first step for professionals
Make sure you find a job where you're going to wake up every day feeling excited and fulfilled by your job. You might take a job that excites you initially, but after a year or two, you get burned out and realize it's not actually what you want to do. Most people reach that point, or that hill, and fall back down. Instead, find a job that makes you hit that hill and want to keep climbing.
"I've been here longer than you; I don't need to do things your way."
I work in a pediatric office, and there was a nurse administering shots in the wrong way. When I told her that she could hurt a child that way, she turned it on me and told people I was giving her bad advice. Sure enough, one day, she was giving a child a shot and the needle broke off in his arm. At that point, I could've easily said, "I told you so," but I knew she felt bad, so I chose to say, "It's okay. It was a mistake." My military training taught me to pick others up whenever possible.