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Emily – future educational diagnostician

One of the careers that has really caught my attention is that of an Educational Diagnostician. An Educational Diagnostician specializes in the care of students with special needs or disabilities. I would find great pleasure in a job like this because it would allow me to support and contribute to the development of future generations.

In order to become an Educational Diagnostician you must have a professional certification in a similar field and have at least 3 years of teaching experience. Also, you are required to have earned a Master's Degree in education which, after receiving your Bachelor's Degree, can take a minimum of one to two years. In some cases, if you have already earned a degree then you can have a graduate program arranged for you so you can complete the required courses and become certified for the position. This is a very in-demand position because of how specialized it is and the patience it requires. The average salary for this job in 2014 was about $68,000. Because of the fact that special needs kids will continue to need assistance in school, the estimated job growth is steady. For this reason, entering this field would be a wise decision and ensure job security.

According to the information I found on, http://www.masters-in-specialeducation. com/job-profile/educational-diagnostician/, this career would be an adequate choice for me. My interactive skills would be put to good use and my passion for helping others would help many developing children. But the greatest reward of all would be knowing that I am dedicating my life to the greater good of schools and those around me.

Emily's essay appears here as written, to preserve the young author’s unique voice and individual writing style. However, we have deleted personally identifiable information to protect the student’s privacy.