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Occupational wellness is the ability to get fulfillment from our jobs and make a positive impact through our work.

Because what we do for a living encompasses so much of our time, it’s important for our overall well-being to do what we love and love what we do. When people are doing what they were meant to do, they deepen their sense of meaning and purpose.

The Path to Occupational Wellness

The occupational dimension of wellness recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s life through work. At the center of occupational wellness is the premise that occupational development is related to one’s attitude about one’s work. Traveling a path toward your occupational wellness, you’ll contribute your unique gifts, skills and talents to work that are both personally meaningful and rewarding. You’ll convey your values through your involvement in activities that are gratifying for you. The choice of profession, job satisfaction, career ambitions, and personal performance are all important components of your path’s terrain.

Are you engaged in the process of Occupational Wellness?

  • Do I enjoy going to work most days?
  • Do I have a manageable workload at work?
  • Do I feel that I can talk to my boss and co-workers with problems arise?

If you answered “No” to any of the questions, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of your occupational wellness.

Berea Fast Facts:

  • click here for resources related to achieving optimal occupational wellness
  • The labor office is located in Fairchild basement, next to the Alumni building
  • Labor success is a learned process. Your supervisor(s), co-workers, and department are an excellent resource to help make your student labor experience successful
  • The Center for Transformative Learning helps with: career development, grad school testing/fees, internships, career counseling, and much more