A Career Day was held for the eighth graders around my area to make them start looking forward to their future plans. My day was filled with three twenty-minute classes about that occupation. We were able to pick the three things that we are possibly interested in the future. I chose Photography, Mental Health, and Early Childhood Teacher.
The first class that I went to was Photography. Photography interests me because I have always found art and photography interesting to me. I love to snap pictures of different things. This class teaches you about how to run a studio, a business, and what the job is all about. Photography is taking pictures of people’s weddings, senior pictures, baby pictures, or just nature. To become a photographer, you would need great photo taking ability, and my instructors told me that you also need good people skills. You have to be able to talk to others and interact with them about their pictures. After I walked out of the room I thought of the possibility of me becoming a photographer was about a 25% chance.
The next career that I learned about was Mental Health. A way that you could go into the Metal Health field would be a metal counselor. Counselors don’t perscribe medicine, they just talk with the child. They visit about every week or so to talk about their life, and why they might be acting the way they are. I learned that with kids, they might be scared of their emotions, so the counselors do activities to show what’s wrong. A quality to be great at this job would be patience. You need patience to understand the child. The one thing that I would need for this job would be a more understanding of the human body and brain. It takes lots of college and time to learn about human behaviors and what triggers emotions in the brain. This job is very interesting to me, and I would see myself doing it in the future. I love children, and like to help them in any way!
The last career that I wanted to learn about was an Early Childhood Teacher. I wanted to learn about how childhood teachers deal with twenty screaming children. Well, I walked into the class wanting to learn that, but I came out with something way different. I actually learned about a woman’s job with making education more safe. Some children are brought to a school, preschool, or daycare and can’t do anything! They get left in their car seat to sit there and watch some kind of TV show. The show might not even be educational! Even though I didn’t really learn about Early Childhood Teaching, I learned that we need strong and useful people to check every education building and their leaders. One quality would be to have very good patience, and to love children. I could see myself being a Early Childhood Teacher.
I learned a lot about what I hope to do in my future, and what kind of career path I want. Through going to Photography, Mental Health, and Early Childhood Teacher, I hope to work with children or people when I get older. I hope to also do something with art and teaching.