Essay The Importance Of Becoming A Speech Pathologist

798 Words Sep 13th, 2016 4 Pages
My family immigrated to America in 1999. Even at the tender age of five I was full of excitement, nerves, and a lot of hope that this new country held for me. I knew that I could pursue any profession I wanted to be when I got older and this made me very focused in school knowing that I needed to be the best student that I could be. I always knew I wanted to work with kids because I enjoyed their resilient nature. At first I wanted to be a preschool or elementary school teacher because teachers play an important role in helping to shape the future leaders of our world. I also thought about becoming a speech pathologist because I started to develop an interest in the health field during my senior year of high school after taking AP Bio, and this profession also involved teaching and helping out others in need. I started off at St. John’s University in hopes of pursing a degree in speech pathology, but this is when I met many students and now very close friends who were in the Physician Assistant and allied health programs. I began to develop a greater interest in the sciences, and I knew the medical field held many professions that dealt with helping others in need. I went to my advisor within a week of the semester starting and put in a request to change my major to Biology. I was not sure which profession it was that I wanted to pursue but I knew that the start to my career started with me changing my major. All my life I was not exactly sure who I wanted to be but I…

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