Career Goals and Learning Path

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Career Goals and Learning Plan
Kathy Crist
COM/505
October 31, 2011
James Ryan

Career Goals and Learning Plan
My ultimate career goal is to open a shelter for pregnant teenage girls and a shelter for siblings who are in license care to stay together and not be separated in different foster homes. To help me obtain my ultimate career goal, I must first obtain my educational goal and acquire a Masters degree in Psychology by attending the University of Phoenix. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Currently, I am a Dependency Case Manager supervisor for Child Welfare. I always said I was going back to school to pursue my Masters of Psychology. Whenever I attempt to take that step to return back to school there were obstacles that interfered with me returning back to school. What made me return to school and not allowing obstacles to interfere with me returning to school was a promotion I was interested in that I applies for as a Program Director. I was not offered the promotion due to me not having my Masters degree. That was a big wakeup call for me to get myself back in school for a higher education. This is why I am back in School Pursuing my Masters in Psychology. Receiving my Master degree in Psychology will allow me to move up into higher position within the agency I am employed. This day and time you need a Masters degree to work in any professional position if you are seeking to work in a higher position. One of my three Career goals in pursuing my Master in Psychology is to gain more knowledge so I can utilize the knowledge learned, which will allow me to perform my job duties at a higher level of expertise. I will be able to communicate more effectively and assertively with my clients and people in general. A Master in Psychology will help me to work with parent and their children to be able to work through their situations that brought their kids in the custody of the Department of Children and Families. Pursuing my Master in...
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