My Career As A Career

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When I sit back and think about where I have come from, and where I see myself in the next few years, I can’t help but look back and think about the progress I’ve already made. The changes I made in my life from the kid that came out of school unsure of what he wanted, then becoming a Psychology major in college, then changing my major to Fire Science to pursue a career as a fire fighter, later finding out that the market in my area was flooded with too many professional fire fighters. When I finally came to terms with making a life for myself, I joined the United States Army and became and Combat Medic (Emergency Medical Technician) with an additional specialty of Radiology Technologist (RT). The life style and career change I found for …show more content…

(Army Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Command headquarters)

Online learning has been an advantage to reaching the goals needed for this field, and the ability to take many of the classes required from the environment of the military workplace, full of time changes and new mission requirements. Having access to online labs, at home anatomy studies, and professors able to help you from the other side of the nation have all had a unique place to the up-and-coming medical professionals. Without these technological resources, we would be unable to take the base coursework needed to complete our general studies, nor would we be able to continue our long-term coursework to complete our four-year degree requirements to continue forward to the PA Master’s degree program. Though the path to any degree may seem shaky and uncertain for some, especially in times of hardship, confidence can be had in this field as well. As quoted from the Department of Labor, “There has been a projected growth of 30 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As demand for healthcare services grows, physician assistants will be needed to provide care to patients (…) with an average salary of $101,480 annually at approximately $48.79 per hour.” (US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics) While the steps and processes

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