What Career Path is Right for You?

You may remember sitting in school at a young age when the teacher asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up. Your childhood drawings may include a fireman, a policeman, or even a superhero. Your dreams may have changed a little since elementary school, but the enthusiasm that was behind the possibility of doing something you love can still be found.  There are many different ways to utilize your degree, including specialization in a field. Turn your potential your job into something you love even more. Here are a few career paths you may wish to venture down that opens up a new opportunity for you.

The Medical Field

In 2015 there were about 1.1 million doctors in the US alone. Among the top career choices of college graduates are those involved with medicine. Nursing is a versatile option when looking into the world of medicine. College can be a financial strain, however you can apply for grants, loans, or begin your journey at a local county college for your Associate’s Degree in nursing. When applying you can inquire if the county school you go to is in association with state schools called an open admissions policy. Once you graduate this agreement can help you gain entry into a four year school to continue your education. A unique approach to this field is forensic nursing. These professionals care for people who were victimized due to trauma or violence and may have a connection to a crime. An example are those who collect DNA evidence during a rape case when a victim comes to the hospital. They also may be called to testify during a criminal case.

If you are a fan of the television show Bones, you know just a little about the field of Anthropology. This field studies human societies and cultures but also needs the help of doctors in certain cases. Obtaining a degree as a dental care specialists or a dentist can set you down the road to becoming a forensic odontologist. These highly trained doctors are called in to help identify things such as bite marks of a person who died. They can help with criminal cases or be used to determine information like ethnicity based on skull measurements. During a natural disaster or vehicle crash these doctors can be called into help find and identify the victims using markers such as age and race.

The Performing Arts

The performing arts consists of theatre, dance, visual arts, and music. Research has shown that children and young adults who are involved in these activities are more likely to have higher self esteems, self expression, and a better relationship with their parents.  You can use your experience to teach dance lessons or even the historical implications and positive ways the arts can affect lives.  If you enjoy finding ways your arts background can help, you may want to consider becoming a music or dance movement therapist. These specialists use the arts to help people express themselves with movement or music with patients to encourage overcoming difficulties with mental, social or emotional problems.

Becoming a Lawyer

Going to school to become a  lawyer can eventually pay quite well, however, it can be good for your firm and heart when lending a helping hands to those in need.  There are many kinds of lawyers such as a personal injury attorney. These lawyers can help assist those involved in accidents such as car crashes, slip and falls, or malfunctioning products. Some legal advisors enjoy working pro bono cases or free cases in addition to their normal workload.This helps people who may not have the resources to pay for legal advice or assistance. Some states now require law students to complete a certain amount of hours of pro bono work. Doing so helps you as a lawyer diversify your clientele and shows you are there for those who need someone to fight for them.