My Ideal Career

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Barbara Coleman
CJ100: Eight Skills

My ideal career would be nursing. Since, I was a little girl that was always my dream. There are many people who think nursing is a job that is tiresome and does not pay well. Probably a couple years ago, this was the case. Things seemed to have changed now for the better. There are so many specialty hospitals opening up in cities today that there are more nurses required. What is more interesting is the fact that hospitals are on the lookout for nurses who have specialized training and skills. For instance, an orthopedic hospital would look for a nurse who has been trained in trauma care in addition to orthopedic care. There are so very few nurses who look at nursing as a vocation. It is just another job that needs to be well paid. If you think nurses should continue to play the part of Florence Nightingale, it is a little too much to expect in this day and age. For a very long time, nursing has been associated with the female sex. There are many who believe that need to be relegated to women. This might sound like a sexist attitude; but unfortunately, it is a common one today. Most nurses are given general nursing training before they are posted in a clinic or hospital. Very often, this is not enough at all. Nurses keep learning on the job with patients. Finding a job is not the same as finding a career. A career is a broad field in which I would like to work in; unlike a job which is just a task that I am getting paid for. In order to find a career that I absolutely love I have to think of myself, not my family and/or friends. The most important choice that I have to decide in order for me to be happy with my life and also be successful is to think about myself and my decision. I just have to know my decision. I just have to know my decision will affect the people...
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