January 28, 2013
Perspective on Health Care: New to Health Care
"Medicinal discover, it moves in mighty leaps, it leapt straight past the common cold, and give it us for keeps." -Pam Ayers Since I was a little girl, I always have had a fascination in the dental field. I was one of those rare people, who throughout my life always enjoyed going to the dentist. I was enrolled in Palomar Dental School and was scheduled to start the dental assisting program, but God had another plan. It was later that year that I finally conceived, after trying for 13 years. Because I wanted to stay home and raise my son, I could not attend school on a full-time basis. I feltl that completing my degree in the health care management field, I will be able to get my foot in the door and someday work in a dental office. I would also love to work in the pediatric field. Whether it be in the dental field of pediatrics, or in a hospital, I think working with children would be a very rewarding job. As a mother of two, I can relate to the anxiety of parents taking their children in for dental work, or healthcare, and I think it would be nice to put the parents and children at ease with my concern. According to, a study conducted by Georgetown University Center on Education and workforce, the Healthcare field is growing at an enormous rate. They have projected that the Healthcare industry will create 5.6 million more jobs by 2020 (Huffington Post, 2013). Because it is an ever-changing and growing field, I think it will be an interesting occupation. Learning about the history of healthcare is new to me as a student. I have never studied the field, so this is very interesting to me. I found it interesting to read about the "invention" of Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurances, also called "The Blues." It is hard to fathom living in a time like the 1920s, where modern medicine was just becoming available to those who could afford...