When I first started college, I had several questions I asked myself regarding my future. I thought about what my major would be and what my living arrangements would look like post-grad, but I never questioned what my future career would look like. While I had an overwhelming amount of options, I always had a fixed certainty that I would be in the medical field. The only question was in what capacity? Coming in as a freshman, I could have studied to be a surgeon, a doctor, or even a medical lawyer. Ultimately, I knew that changing people’s lives through medicine was my passion—I just needed to find an outlet. However, not once did my 18-year-old self think that I would find my way into a nursing career. As I’ve come to find, life rarely works out as planned. What lead me on the pathway to becoming a nurse is all but conventional, yet I would not change any
Throughout my High School career I have known what I want to study, and what I want to be for the rest of my life; I want to major in Nursing, and become a Registered Nurse. I was about eight years old when I had first been interested in all the shows and movies incorporating the health field. Consequently, it was more recent that I had accustomed this field is for me. The experience I encountered at clinicals to become a CNA had made me truly recognize that this was for me. I love being able to help others. I feel my best knowing I have just helped somebody. I have all the skills that I know will get me to where I need to be to have a successful college career, and future as a Registered Nurse. A great deal of students nowadays
My career goal is to become an Occupational Therapist and specialize in pediatrics. I want to specialize in pediatrics because I have always loved to be around children and be able to help them in whatever they need. Also, pediatrics is important to me because kids are our future and if I can help kids for their future I will be glad to do so. Helping kids become more independent on their activities of daily living makes me happy because I am helping them to become more independent and make them feel like they can accomplish anything. In order to be able to do this I have to get a Master Degree and I plan on getting this degree from Loma Linda University. In five years I see myself working in the Occupational Therapy setting and working with kids. I see myself, making others
When I was younger I use to pretend to be a doctor or nurse. It was always fun to go around and check to see who had a heart beat, who was bleeding, and who was hurt. I knew that I wanted a career in the medical field, but was unsure if I really wanted to be a doctor or a nurse. I thought the only career was to be a doctor or nurse. Of course, the medical profession is larger than that. It includes office staff, EMT’s, nurses, physician assistants, and several other kinds of physicians. While the opportunities are endless in this career field, I have decided that being a doctor or nurse was not what I really wanted to do. It takes too long; the schooling alone is longer than four years. I was not
I used to think the only road to happiness was having a fancy degree from a private school which would lead to a life of luxury and ease. I thought that if I became a doctor, I could be happy because my work could be my family. I never wanted a family when I was younger, so I thought a doctor’s schedule could fill my days. Also, I never thought about the reality of going to school for twelve years and the debt that endeavor would eventually accumulate. Over the course of four years I have spent in high school, my plans have changed into a realistic career
I have aspired to be in the medical field for as long as I can remember. At the beginning of every school year the teachers would inquire each student to share what role we wanted to pursue when we grow up, my answer was always the same: a nurse. I am very goal oriented, and I am aware to accomplish anything you must work for it and put in one hundred percent. Mistakes can be critical, but they remain a huge part of the learning experience and advancing. How one handles those mistakes are ultimately what makes or breaks you.
I have a lot of dreams. Dreams to change the world and do great things. My first dream is to receive my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, followed by working as a nurse for a few years to gain hands-on experience. Second, I intend to further my education by obtaining a Master’s degree and working on improving my skills, knowledge, and understandings of the nursing field. I want to be a nurse anesthetist. They administer anesthesia to patients. When I eventually retire, I intend on giving back to future generations of nurses by becoming a Nursing Instructor, educating them and watching them grow and develop into the best-equipped nurses they can be. As a result of my experiences in life, I am more mature, grounded, and I realize that even when
Even at a young age, people begin to ask you what you want to be when you grow up. Children’s answers will range anywhere from ballerina, to firefighter, to President of the United States. However, as you get older, the question becomes more serious. As a high schooler, you feel as if you need to know exactly where you will end up thirty years into the future. Since senior year began, I have tried my best to understand my strengths and goals in life so that I can prepare for my future.
As I started my junior year in high school, I heard my peers discuss their future goals. One wanted to be a physician, another wanted to be an aerospace engineer, and another wanted to work with the FBI. At the time, I was conflicted about choosing a future career. I have considered many career options, ranging from an accountant to a health nutritionist. My parents were not proud of the options that I picked, however. They wanted me to become a doctor or choose another occupation that is famed, like my peers’ chosen careers. Believing that my career options were not as “prestigious,” I started to get discouraged.
Growing up as a child, one of my dreams was to become a doctor. I played doctor games, had a medical kit, and took care of my patients (also known as my parents). As I got older, I worked hard in school to stay on track with idea of being a doctor in the back of my mind. I faced many hardships over the years, such as taking several challenging classes or not having the free time like my friends did. When I got older I decided that maybe I didn’t want to be an actual doctor but rather a Dr. of Pharmacy. This career would allow me to continue to help others, but still achieve my childhood dream of becoming a doctor. My perseverance paid
When I started college, I wanted to be a doctor. I wanted to become a pediatrician and I started with a biology major. I didn’t take all my general education classes in the beginning, instead I took a semester full of science. My idea was to graduate with a biology major and pick up a second one up along the way. I had my timeframe all planned out, but realized two years into my major that I did not have the burning desire to become a medical doctor. It was not the profession itself that interested me, it was the perception of it that caught (insert word for eye)
In terms of educational goals, I'm shooting high and am hoping to get into a good Ivy League school (such as Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, or Columbia) or at least one of the highly acclaimed medical schools (such as Stanford, John Hopkins University, or the University of California in San Diego). When I finally begin college, I'm planning on going into the Nurse Practitioner or Pediatrician field of medicine. As of my high school years, I'm keeping my grades up and doing well in school; I've been trying to step out of my comfort zone and do more things that will get me out into the "real world" such as volunteering more often and applying for various programs to prepare myself for the future such as this Perry Outreach Program. I'm
Ever since kindergarten, one is asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up”? When younger, the answers vary from princess to astronaut, and it is more of an amusing thought than a serious question. On the other hand, as one ages, the question becomes tougher to answer and the answers more realistic. In addition, the question is no longer just “what do you want to be”, but “how do you plan to get there”? It took me awhile for me to truly know what my future aspiration would be, because in a world with so many possibilities it was difficult to determine the career I most desired. Ultimately after much thought, I have decided that my future aspiration is to become a registered dietician.
Since early childhood, I always believed I would choose a career in the medical field. When I was five years old, I was asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up”? I always responded by saying: “I want to become a dentist”. I began to pursue my lifelong goal of becoming a dentist or doctor after enrolling at the University of Georgia majoring in biology. I interviewed and shadowed many doctors, all of whom specialized in different areas. I learned about the education process of becoming a doctor, daily tasks, their lifestyle, and the hours they worked. However, the more time I spent shadowing and working with people in those fields; the less I believed that a career as a
On many occasions my personal goals have come before my professional aspirations. A career in the medical field has always been something I have looked forward to. As a child I wanted and dreamed of being a doctor, however due to the choices I made in life and the priorities that I had not thought of, I have come to realize that my childhood dream may not come true. Yet, I was able to compromise and make short and long term goals that will lead me into a career in the medical field. My long term goal is to enter the medical field world and be a respected contributor to it. I want to be able to help others in the time of need. In