Why I Chose Surgical Technology at Miller-Motte College Essay

I chose the career of Surgical Tech for several reasons. I’ve always wanted to be in the medical field in some way. As a kid I always said I wanted to be a brain surgeon. I was also in a car accident at the age of seven where I went through the windshield of the car and my forehead was cut open and had a lot of glass embedded in it. I was pictures of during and after where they had to pull the skin back and remove glass and clean and such.

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Instead of thinking “ewe, gross” like most seven year olds I, instead thought it was cool. As an adult I have a career. I work with FedEx Office and have since I was 19 (then Kinko’s). I’ve done sales and management with this company. I could continue that career and be very successful, but I want to do more. I want to do something with a purpose, something that can truly and consistently make a difference in the lives of people and the world around me whether they know I had something to do with it or not.

I decided to start that change in the Surg Tech field because I do have a career right now as well as being a single mother to 2 daughters. Miller-Motte allowed me to get started very quickly and still be able to work and provide for my family. I do plan to get into the surgical tech field and be successful at that, but I also would like to continue my education and broaden my view. I want to go to medical school. I am not really sure what for specifically yet. I want to be more than the right hand, as Mrs. Woolford says a surg tech is. I want to be the hands.

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