Congratulations on your 4.0 GPA! As you are entering your Sophomore year of high-school attempt to keep that GPA throughout your junior year and senior year. When you apply to colleges, these are important into acceptance. When applying have references provided from any volunteer work that you have completed, so you may show your applied colleges the work completed with in an organization to show your interest in what ever field you choose to follow. I am a Nurse for over 16years, I tell my children focus on science and technology and you will have a career any where in the world. When you have been accepted to your specific college and program continue your hard work and it will pay off in the future. I can speak for only Nursing, as I am a Registered Nurse. The advancement in this field is so wide and you can begin as a clinical nurse and have the option of retaining your doctorates in nursing. Remember you want to enjoy your career everything else will fall into place.
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It sounds like you are a hard worker and an ambitious young woman. It also sounds like you are on the right track, building your base and foundation for any field that you might pursue. I will answer your question about nursing. To have a competitive edge, I would recommend that you balance the social and natural sciences and to have a strong foundation in both branches. It also will help to do some volunteer work in a medical setting such as a hospital, medical office, nursing home.
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If you're thinking about a career in dentistry, the journey usually begins with earning a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. After that, you'll need to pass the Dental Admission Test (DAT) and apply to accredited dental schools. Dental school is a four-year commitment, leading to a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Once you've graduated, you'll need to get a state license to start practicing dentistry. To boost your income, consider gaining experience and maybe even specializing in areas like oral surgery or orthodontics. It's also worth thinking about starting your own practice or finding a work environment that matches your career aspirations. Many dentists make over $90,000 a year, especially once they've built up their practices and patient bases.
On the other hand, if nursing is more your style, your educational path will depend on the degree and specialization you choose. You could go for an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), or an accelerated BSN if you already have a non-nursing bachelor's degree. To become a licensed registered nurse, you'll need to pass the NCLEX-RN exam. It's important to get experience in a variety of healthcare settings, and you can also look into specialization through certifications or advanced nursing roles. If you're interested in leadership roles or want to increase your earning potential, consider going for higher degrees like a master's or doctorate in nursing. To make more than $90,000 a year as a nurse, it's key to build a strong network, stay up-to-date with healthcare trends, and strive to excel in your field.