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How much time and money did you invest in your career?

I am in trade school for medical assistance.

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Cescely’s Answer

I'm a certified Pharmacy technician. I took a 9 week course. It cost me around $3000. It was well worth it. I currently make around $50000 a year.
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Kara’s Answer

I invested time at school but also by taking jobs in the medical field while I was in school. I worked in the hospital as an extern in the NICU. I also worked for a quadriplegic, helping him with morning and night care.

Money for tuition, books, a watch with a second hand, a stethoscope, appropriate uniform, and nursing shoes.

If you aren’t living at home you have all of those expenses as well. Many programs have financial aid.

I wish I could tell you the amount but it’s been so long.
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much! Azzariah
Thank you comment icon So, after further inspection the program that I am interested in is a 15-month program. I see a lot of extern job opportunities are for nursing students only. Is there options for me ? Azzariah
Thank you comment icon I would call the school, appeal with someone in person and ask them about the internships and if you would be more inclined to get one of you were in the program. Visiting also gives you an idea of what the program is like, how willing they are to help you, and how many graduates are employed in their careers. Many hospitals will visit and talk about opportunities they have. Kara Kolenik
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Stephanie’s Answer

I am an occupational therapist which requires at least a master’s degree. I was fortunate to go to a school that offered a dual-degree program meaning I was doing graduate work as an undergraduate. I graduated with my master’s degree in five and a half years. I went to a private college, so it was expensive. I had a yearly scholarship for $5000. I still paid about $19,000 out of pocket each year and that was 20+ years ago. I too worked in a health related field during college working in a group home for residents with significant physical and mental disabilities. I also had to volunteer prior to applying to my program and volunteered at a hospital during high school.
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