Career Planning : My Life Essay

1598 Words Oct 17th, 2016 7 Pages
Career planning is a life-long battle that can be complex for anyone who has not yet closely examined their true purpose in life. After completing high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do or what direction in my life I wanted or needed to go. At the time, I was very young and living at home with my parents. I did know one thing for sure, I had to work and make my own money in order to pay my own bills and to stand on my own two feet as best as I could. I was not seriously thinking about any long term career goals. I was still going through the phase in my life of finding what I loved to do and was all about having fun and enjoying life. One thing I did know for sure, I loved to shop, then again what girl doesn’t. When I completed high school, I started out working in a very small retail clothing store and then later on went into several different food chains such as McDonalds and even tried waitressing for several months. Needless to say, waitressing turned out to be a disaster so I left that field and never returned. After drifting from job to job for several months which in turn stretched out to several years, I made a conscious decision that I needed to focus on a career and stick to it so I took some time and re-examined my life and zeroed in on a career. I finally did that! In October of 2005, I enrolled in the Medical Assisting program at National Institute of Technology which was located in Austin, Texas. My decision to go into the healthcare field was ruled…

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