Career Essay

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Career Essay
Karen Pena
University of Phoenix

Career Essay Having a college degree makes a remarkable difference in ones future. It sets you off both economically and educationally. My three main points in my essay are my present career, career interest, and the value of a college education. A dedicated person who thinks positive will always get to where they want to be. My present career would be a stay at home mom and a very dedicated student. At this point of my life I am concentrating on my studies and spending as much time as I can with my one year old daughter. Right now that my daughter is young I feel is the best time to accomplish my goals. Since I don’t have the necessity to work, I feel like I have all the time in the world for my daughter and my school work. I am very fortunate that I am able to stay home and go to school. I am so grateful to have such a supportive husband by my side who guides me through. The career that I have interest in is nursing. I plan on becoming a registered nurse in the future. My plans are to receive an honorary degree, which will be my bachelor’s degree in Human Services at the University of Phoenix. My next step will be in applying for the nursing program at Imperial Valley College. I plan to become a successful registered nurse with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services. A healthcare occupation is rewarding, because it gives a feeling of personal satisfaction in helping those in need. Due to the need for nurses in hospitals, clinics, and other settings nurses are fortunate to never go out of work. The Nursing Online Education Database (2007) stated, “A nurse with a degree will have the potential to earn an average of $65,000 to $72,000 a year.” Unfortunately not all inexperienced nurses start off that that kind of pay. Experience is also very important and speaks for itself. A nurse entering the work place with experience usually starts off at the higher pay range. Now, being a nurse with a degree is an advantage and gets more opportunities. If one has a degree, experience may not be required most of the time. That is how valuable any type of a degree is for a good job. Education is the number one plan to success. The value of a college education comes with many benefits. Stating off with increased income, great job, knowledge, opportunity, self confidence, and most importantly a degree. College is the best decision one can ever make and it will change lives for the better guaranteed. Making an investment for a college education may set back many people in their bills, but it will be worth it in the long run. Earn My Degree.Com (2003) stated, “A person with a Bachelor’s degree will earn, on average, almost twice as much as workers with a high school…