I was drawn to the healthcare profession because of the compassion I saw in my mother as a nurse. I knew I wanted to help people in my future profession. I spent many hours at the dentist as a teenager during my Ortho treatment to straighten my teeth. My curiosity about the dental field grew and I asked many questions at my dental appointments. I found a nearby University that offered the dental hygiene degree. Thirty years later I am still a dental hygienist working in private practice and teaching at a dental school. What I enjoy most is providing good care to my patients and teaching my students. My best advice is to you is to find whatever interested you and spent time observing. Whatever career path you choose in the healthcare profession, you will be providing a much needed service. Good luck in your future plans!
I chose interventional radiology after seeing an image guided procedure during my 3rd year of medical school and being fascinated at the use of medical imaging for diagnosis and treatment.
1) If you enjoy the investigative part of healthcare, you may consider working in a laboratory
2) If you enjoy the rehabilitation process, you may consider PT/OT/ST
3) If you enjoy being involved in the minute to minute care of a patient, you may consider nursing