Joining a professional association for a Medical Technologists is a good start. JFMTI is an association of professional Allied Health associations working in a synergistic group, meaning that the effect of a collection of people is greater than just one person. So, how exactly can becoming part of this synergistic group help further your career goals? Here are some benefits of joining an association.
- Enhance your network:
For most people, creating professional relationships is important, and joining a group allows you to have a sense of security and trust. From this, you are able to support and help one another in reaching your professional goals. Associations sponsor numerous events throughout the year that allow you to connect with your peers. You can share ideas, ask for advice, volunteer to be a speaker or become a member of a committee. Since JFMTI have national or local conferences, you can participate and have the opportunity to learn about breaking news in your career, learn “best practices” or new ideas, hear about key achievers in your field and also meet and brainstorm with others who are also looking to share and learn new information. Another benefit of enhancing your network is that you may find a mentor to help you with your professional needs or you may be in a position to become a mentor to someone else. Giving back can be the greatest reward and benefit. Participating in forums, chat groups or discussion boards sponsored by the association is also a great way to grow your network. This allows you to use your peers as sounding boards and often make some great friends with the same interests as you.
- Take charge of your career:
Another important reason to consider membership of professional organization JFMTI is to take advantage of their career resources. Associations often have job listings online or in print available only to their members which may be a great way to find targeted job postings for your area of interest. Additionally, many associations have career resources available such as tips on effective resumes or cover letters, job searching strategies and negotiating techniques (which may be available shortly).
The association may even have panels of experts that you can contact for specific questions on career issues. Other benefits include information about seminars, training or certification classes that may be suitable for you.
- Broaden your knowledge:
JFMTI provide an enormous amount of access to resource information such as: articles and literature written by experts in our field or area of interest. Also, major journal, magazine and newsletter access is provided as a part of your membership privileges. Another reason to join JFMTI is to learn more or stay informed about issues in diversity. Additionally, association provides a source /links to publications and awards for persons achieving excellence in their field. No matter what your field is, staying on top of all of these issues is important.
- Be a Leader:
Professional associations like JFMTI give you an opportunity to develop your skills as a leader, and this is important not only for your personal growth, but for your growth in your forum.
- Give back to the community:
JFMTI coordinate socially conscious initiatives to support community efforts. Whether it is a arranging health camps, blood donations camps or any other professional camp/workshop in charity, there are sure to be plenty of options for you to choose for if you are looking to give back.
- Stay Inspired and Stay Motivated:
Learn to love what you do! You may not even know that you love something, but it’s important to be proactive about things you discover on the journey. Join a professional organization JFMTI and discover something new TODAY!