I graduated high school with a 3.96 GPA. Pretty much through my entire school career, I was on the “college prepatory” track which meant I was destined for a 4-year university. So that’s where I went.
I put my time in at my state’s university and graduated with a BA in Communication. What do you do with a degree like that? Well, I’m still trying to figure that out but when I first graduated, it was quite a struggle. I had more of a liberal arts degree and not a tangible skill set. Finding a job wasn’t too hard but the first job I had out of college was all wrong for me; I hated it. I became frustrated while trying to find another job and decided that I was going to go in a different direction. I was going to attend a community college to become a radiologic technician.
Since the only science I had taken in my undergraduate curriculum was oceanography because someone told me it was easy, I had to get a bunch of core requirements out of the way before I could start the 2-year radiologic degree program. Hello, Anatomy & Physiology I and II (with labs)! I went to every class, took detailed notes, studied hard and got an A in both of those classes. I met a lot of nice people at the community college and the instructor I had for A & P was awesome. It was a great experience.
But somewhere in between memorizing all of the bones in the body and trying to come to terms with the fact that I would have to live with my parents while I was back in school, I decided that healthcare was not the field for me. Boy, was that a wise decision! I realized that I had a real passion for marketing and I am now happily part of the marketing department at a large merchant account company.
I definitely changed my mind quite a few times about what career path I wanted to be on, but I blame that on the confusing time of my life that I like to call my 20s.