For my Health Science 1 class we were instructed to choose 3 different careers. The careers to be chosen were a health care career, a career of disinterest, and a career we would like to pursue. I aspire to be a Cardiovascular Perfusionist because it would feel great to be able to prevent someone from dying pre- maturely. I dislike the real estate field because they don't make much money and they do entirely too much work for not much profit. I choose Neurology as my health care career because I like learning about the brain, how it works and how and why people get mental disorders.
When I first began college I was unsure of what career path I wanted to pursue, but I knew whatever I chose would lead me to a challenging and rewarding career. My first semester I enrolled as a biology major because of my interest in science and desire to work within the health care field. This same semester I also happened to be taking a nutrition class as apart of my general education, and I was introduced to the science of nutrition. As the semester progressed my passion for nutrition grew, while the feelings of uncertainty I had about my future career path began to dissolve. I was drawn to nutrition once I began learning about the effect that food has on our health, and realized I could help people suffering from diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, which are so prevalent today. I knew that choosing to major in dietetics was going to require an immense amount of hard work and dedication, but I decided to accept the challenge and pursue a career in dietetics.
Medicine and research changing frequently, which leads to the opportunity to become a lifelong learner in my potential career. I enjoys studying technical processes and information and will never tire of learning new things; for me, academia and facing a field that relies so heavily on research will never fail to evoke curiosity and enthusiasm. To me, the most challenging subjects have always been the most interesting ones, and I strive to conquer and succeed with these subjects. The laboratory industry, with its constantly evolving technology and methods, will always be changing and I am equipped with the desire and skill to excel in such a rapid environment. While taking Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science class we explored all the vast options for a clinical lab major, and in all of the different applications I see nothing but opportunities. With a Clinical Lab major, there is a world of
My first attempt at a career was in the military, which ended with a medical discharge after a knee injury. After a few different jobs, I felt I finally had a career when I found employment as an assembler with Oshkosh Truck. Unfortunately, in June 2014, I was laid off. It was at this time, I decided to return to college. I have always enjoyed technology and science, so I enrolled at a technical college in Fall ’14; completing general coursework, while figuring out which program would be the best fit for me. Then in March ’15 I realized that I wanted some focus in healthcare during a service-learning experience in Jamaica. I will now be starting the Medical Laboratory Technician program in Fall ’16. After all these turns, I hope to finally
There are hundreds of career paths and options, which can be overwhelming and exciting. I have looked into many possibilities and wanted to talk to a speech pathologist about their career and responsibilities. Speech pathologists, also known as speech-language pathologists or speech therapists, help individuals with a multitude of disorders, associated with swallowing, speech, and language. They can work in schools, hospitals, specialty clinics, or through private practice. I chose to interview Sherri Anderson, a speech pathologist for Rock Creek Elementary School in the Beaverton School District in Oregon. Ms. Anderson originally got a degree in English, and worked for a bookstore for a decade before going back to school to become a speech
The medical lab technician career brings both of my passions together. With an integral role in treatment decision making, I will be an important part of patient treatment, and I can work in a lab setting, which is one of my favorite environments to place myself in. In addition, I want to attend this program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center because of the amazing opportunities right here in my hometown of Omaha.
Choosing a career you would like to pursue for the rest of your life can be quite the hassle. You have to consider your strengths and your weaknesses along with the changing economy. If you do not take into consideration those things I just said, you might be unhappy with the career you chose. The career I chose to pursue is a medical laboratory technician. A MLT is a person that performs medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. During their job, they analyze bodily fluids, conduct blood tests and transfusions, examine cells stained with dye, record test data, take care of laboratory equipment, consult with pathologist about abnormal cells, and collect
I chose to major in Pre-Professional Health Sciences because I want to become a medical scientist, conducting my own research. The reason behind this is not as straightforward as a simple desire for a medical career. Instead, my Dad’s passion and entrepreneurial attitude acted as a catalyst, triggering my longing to make my own medical breakthroughs. I was the kid with antiques and jewelry strewn all over the house because my Dad enjoyed buying collectibles to resell online. He eventually decided to make this hobby into a job because his adoration for hearing the stories associated with each item was worth more than any amount of money. In fact, my Dad’s ingenuity in starting his own company sparked my creativity and kindled the fire of my
It has taken me longer than the average college student to find my passion. Being a junior who took pre-health classes for the past two and a half years at Clarkson, I found the task of switching career paths quite daunting. When I was in high school, I felt a lot of pressure to pursue a career in the medical field. While I did have a genuine interest in the biology of the human body, I did not know a lot about what a medical professional actually does for a living. Along the way, I had increasing doubts and became unhappy with my career choice. But then I realized that my time is not yet over at Clarkson, and I have time to turn this challenge into something positive.
A medical lab technician is trained to work in hospitals or independent labs. They have many duties to do on the job: working with infectious diseases, materials that produce fumes, analyze body fluids, and study blood samples. They are prepared to use the proper protection materials in order to do their jobs. They use safety materials such as wearing protective goggles, gloves, and masks. Medical lab technicians have to use certain equipment to complete their daily tasks. They operate lab equipment such as run cultures to find out if somebody has an infection or bacteria in their bodies. Med lab techs supervise and train new and incoming people to do the same jobs that they preform every day. All medical lab technicians require post-secondary education. They are required to have a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or life sciences. Their education includes many courses in chemistry, microbiology, biology,
The medical field is a career path that brings about many options and opportunities of great value. The noble idea of being a doctor tends to cloud the diligent studying and precise training that is actually required for this career. I have wanted to become a doctor since a very young age, and now that the opportunity is here for the taking, I have fully researched what it takes to succeed in this profession and various specialties of the practice. The road to a medical degree is one filled with thousands of notes, years of schooling, and many stressful nights, but the reward is one incomparable to any other. Saving people’s lives on a day-to-day basis has been one of my dreams for as long as I can remember, so the rigorous curriculum
After the car accident and my experience in the emergency room, my passion for medicine flourished. In my senior year of high school I enrolled in an Anatomy & Physiology course. I was enthralled by the curriculum and our visit to a cadaver lab. I chose Health Sciences when selecting a
Winston-Salem State University students can choose from more than 40 undergraduate majors to fit their strengths, like computer science, sports, visual arts, clinical lab, science and elementary education. The University offers over 10 graduate programs for both master's and doctorate. Therefore, they also have Bachelor of Science degrees that are offered in Clinical Laboratory Science, Exercise Physiology, Health Care Management, and Nursing. The Clinical Laboratory Science program prepares students in the laboratory system that are related to technology which are to perform their excellence for their future. The Exercise Physiology Program (EXS) prepares students for professional programs such as medicine, physical therapy, graduate study
Clinical Laboratory Science, also known as Medical Technology is the occupation in the medical field that provides doctors with information needed to treat a disease. Laboratory Scientists, perform an extended variety of tests, ensure that the test results are reliable, explain the importance of laboratory tests, and study the effectiveness of laboratory tests. Laboratory Scientists perform many tests, some of which include, the analysis enzyme activity released while a heart attack is taking place, the identification of the type of bacteria causing an infection, and the detection of DNA markers that cause genetic diseases. The tests performed by Laboratory Scientists reveal information unknown to people before their test was taken. Laboratory Scientists are one of the most important persons in the hospital.
I am interested in becoming a medical and clinical laboratory technician because this career involves discovering new things, analyzing, and performing tests. I am a type of person that likes to discover the ‘why’ and the ‘what’ in any given situation. I enjoy digging deeper into a problem, until I find a solution. My career choice involves being detail oriented, I have that ability. I have learned setting personal, short, and long term goals help us gain the skill of prioritizing. As of senior year in high school, we are left with a never ending question “Who will you be?” Growing up, I have always had a strong pursuit for science. During my high school years, I exposed myself to a various amount of science classes. I got an insight in biology,