Although my path to radiology has been somewhat untraditional — I made the transition to nuclear medicine after transferring from radiology and, prior to that, training briefly in ophthalmology — my career decisions proved "enlightening" ultimately.

I am trying to make the point that my decision proved "sound" ultimately or "correct for me" ultimately or "in line with my eventual interests, skills etc."

I just seem unable to come up with the nuanced word for this sentence.

  • "Satisfying", perhaps? As in "my career path has been unconventional but satisfying".
    – Steve
    May 25, 2019 at 15:25
  • It's not clear from the text, so I can't be sure, but it seems to me when you made your earlier decisions you weren't trying to improve your chances of ending up in radiology. So it seems a bit odd to me to characterize those decisions as "good, sound" (they just happened to be "compatible" with your later-recognized goal). I might just say your earlier choices were fortuitous (you didn't know what you were doing, or why, but it all worked out in the end). But you need to explain in more detail exactly what you want to say here. May 25, 2019 at 15:51
  • Stealing @FumbleFingers word "fortuitous", maybe this? Although my path to radiology was not very traditional — some brief training in ophthalmology followed by nuclear medicine, after which I transitioned to radiology — my career decisions proved to be fortuitous. (Might want to omit "to be" at the end, I don't know.) May 25, 2019 at 16:33
  • If your readers are mathematically inclined, converged would work.
    – user205876
    May 28, 2019 at 3:26
  • "matching career" = career matching one's skill-set
    – Ram Pillai
    Aug 18, 2020 at 4:23

2 Answers 2


You could say, "...my career decisions have ultimately proven suitable to my interests."

You could also use "fitting", "appropriate", or "reflective of"


Possibly "congruous"? As in, "My career path, though non-traditional, ultimately was congruous with my ideology (needs, etc.). Or, as you nearly said, "aligned with" my needs.

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