Being a sixth grader, career choices were not as important as my grades, sports or friends until I became part of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) family at my school. I took a career interest survey that opened the door to something that I had never thought to be a career before. The survey took my likes and hobbies and put them into one occupation which was health sciences. After being put in this category, I took a field trip to the UT Health Science Center. After asking many questions and seeing myself in different careers, I felt midwifery was perfect for me.
I have very high expectations for my character, grades, achievements and morals and am determined to fulfill my dreams of completing college for an advantage in the competitive world of midwives. I plan to take dual credit courses in high school to decrease college expenses and class time. I know that if I take all of my classes seriously and manage my time wisely, I can complete three years for a Bachelor's degree and one year of nursing experience at the same time. I will then take the three years in a nursing or midwifery program until I graduate to become a midwife.
I personally think that the need for midwives will increase because of the rising price of insurance and how natural the process is for mothers and their babies. I have researched jobs relating to babies due to my love for them. I researched the purpose, physical expectations, and working conditions that are demanded in being a midwife, instantly fell in love, and decided that midwifery would be a great job for me! I hope to attend college at Texas Tech University like my sister and begin my career as a midwife.
Josie'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.
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