After much back and forth, I've made the scary scary decision of my career path. I'd been leaning toward medical, but I also was clinging onto some long-ago ambition to have a job in something I really REALLY like. I'm settling for something I like enough.
I've decided medical field, and specifically anesthesiology. I'm scared of failure as a result.. but I think it's less scary than drifting through college aimlessly like I've been doing my entire first year. 8 years of school and 4 years of residency look absolutely daunting.. but.. if it's anything like the military, the time goes faster than you think it does.
My grades are good (1st semester 3.5, 2nd 4.0), but I've hardly taken any classes! I currently go to a community college in Texas, and if I could avoid attending a huge university I totally would. I don't think my career path will allow that, but a kid can hope.
I'm totally oblivious to the way college works overall.. I don't know anything about scholarships. Will my degree in applied sciences help with my bachelor degree? Do I need a degree in anesthesiology, or do I need a degree in general medicine of sorts before narrowing it down in medical school itself? How many of you had problems with courses transferring from community college to university? (My friend totally got screwed and had at least 4 classes she had to re-take so I'm so nervous about that.)
How expensive is college when you live on campus or in campus-owned apartments? I know I have to call around to my local colleges and narrow it all down.. but.. I plan on making this an on-going 'mini-blog' on my college experience.. so I suppose I'll start with my current stats.
- Currently going for a general Associates of Applied Science - Changing over this up-coming semester from Associates in Arts
- I've completed 1 year exactly (2 semesters) of comm. college
- GPA - around 3.75 currently
- Accepted into and working in the Honors Program of Lone Star Comm. College
I guess that's all for now. Any information you want to give me and tips would really help. My dad doesn't approve of my medical aspirations, so I have to do all of this on my own basically. Any help is appreciated help.