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Hello! My name is Christopher and I am a current high school student. I'm conducting an interview with any professional in the sociology field for a Foundations in Health Science Class project about careers! I have created a total of 13 questions. If you are able to answer these 13 questions for my project.

1. What profession did you choose?
Why?

2. How many years of college did you

need to go through?

3. What jobs did you work before you?

landed your present professional

job?

4. How can I decide if I should earn a

Ph.D. in this field?

5. Were you in a college program?

6. Did you have to pivot and go back to

school at a later date?

7. Did you shadow another

professional in the field?

8. Did you join any school clubs

related to your current profession?

9. Was there a particular subject you

struggled with during your school

years?

10. What skill sets did you learn or

gain while pursuing your career?
11. How many books about sociology have you written? If so what are the names?
12. What is something you wish you knew before becoming a sociologist?
13. What other majors would be good to take to help you become a sociologist?
Thank you!
Sincerely Christopher

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Laurie’s Answer

I chose audiology.40 years ago when I was in college only needed a masters degree.Now an Aud is needed.I was lucky enough to be in a program that was headed by a great professional who became my mentor and co-author if a paper based on my masters thesis that I presented at state convention.Needed to get all of degrees back then to get a job,but part of program was to do practium in various hospital audiology departments which eventually turned into job. When I was looking at courses I needed to achieve my goal I thought how am I going to get through all these high level scientific courses. But did,each one builds on last course.Only course I really had problems with was phonetics in undergrad work which helped me change my course of study from speech therapy to audiology.
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Stacey’s Answer

Hello! I chose accounting as a career. I fell into it before going to college through a part time job and found I loved it. I completed 4 years of college. I went to college later in life so worked numerous accounting roles (A/R, A/P, Bookkeeper) before becoming an accountant. Look at career paths for accountants. A CPA is the route you want to go as an accountant, but every career path is different. I shadowed many accountants through my career. I did not go to any school clubs for math. I struggled with biology classes- I have more of a math brain than a science brain. In my career I have been able to put to use skills and learned how to analyze items in a different perspective.
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