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Dream  2   Table  of  Contents   Dream  Job.........................................................................................................................................................3     The  Perfect  Match   ........................................................................................................................................4   Goals ...................................................................................................................................................................5,6   Conclusion........................................................................................................................................................7  

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Dream  3   Outline   I. Introduction   II. The  Perfect  Match     A. The  job  offers  a  high  pay     B. Becoming  a  dental  hygienist  allows  for  a  flexible  schedule       C. Requires  only  4-­‐5  years  in  college  which  is  not  a  lot  of  time  compared  to   other  jobs.     III. Goals            

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Dream  4   Hannah  Parrish   Mr.  Steigner   Genre  Literature:  C   22  May  2013       Dream  Job       Out  of  the  countless  careers  I  have  researched  and  looked  into,  the  one  that  seemed  

to  stand  out  the  most  was  a  dental  hygienist.  Becoming  a  dental  hygienist  would  be  my   dream  career.  A  dental  hygienist  is  in  charge  of  keeping  track  of  the  patient’s  care  and   treatment  plans  often  by  x-­‐rays  (“What  Dental  Hygienists  Do”).  Dental  hygienists  can   remove  tartar,  stains,  and  plaque  from  patient’s  teeth  (“What  Dental  Hygienists  Do”).  They   are  also  capable  of  applying  sealants  to  protect  the  teeth  (“What  Dental  Hygienists  Do”).   They  teach  patients  basic  oral  hygiene.  For  example,  they  teach  the  patient  how  to  brush   and  floss  their  teeth  in  the  most  efficient  way  (“What  Dental  Hygienists  Do”).  A  dental   hygienist  works  under  the  Dentist  and  prepares  the  patient  for  their  appointment  with  the   dentist  (“What  Dental  Hygienists  Do”).         In  order  to  become  a  dental  hygienist  an  associate’s  degree  in  dental  hygiene  is  
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required  (“How  to  Become”).  Bachelor’s  and  Masters  degrees  are  recommended  but  not   necessary  (“How  to  Become”).    Courses  on  science  such  as  biology,  chemistry,  and  anatomy   should  be  taken  in  high  school  (“How  to  Become”).  College  courses  include  physiology,   nutrition,  radiography,  and  periodontology  (“How  to  Become”).  Character  skills  such  as   compassion,  being  detail  oriented,  having  dexterity,  interpersonal,  skills,  stamina,  and   technical  skills  are  very  helpful  to  have  in  this  occupation  (“How  to  Become”).  Becoming  a   dental  hygienist  is  an  interesting  career,  and  helps  to  build  strong  character  (“How  to   Become”).       2  

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The  Perfect  Match     On  the  other  hand,  there  are  many  aspects  to  this  job  that  make  it  the  right  job  for  a   person  like  me.  First  of  all,  a  dental  hygienist  has  a  very  high  pay.  The  yearly  salary  is   around  $70,000  (“Pay”).  This  will  be  helpful  to  get  started  out  in  the  world  on  my  own.   With  this,  I  can  pay  off  all  my  college  loans  quicker.  Secondly,  only  five  years  of  college  are   required  to  get  started  in  this  career  (“How  to  Become”).  Most  other  jobs  require  many   more  years  of  college.  It  allows  me  to  finish  up  college  earlier  on  in  my  life  (“How  to   Become”).  Lastly  dental  hygienist’s  have  a  lot  of  flexibility  in  their  workdays  (“Work   Environment”).  This  enables  me  to  have  kids  in  the  future  and  still  be  a  mom  to  my  kids.   Being  a  dental  hygienist  allows  easy  scheduling  around  (“Work  Environment”).  The  pay,   flexibility,  and  amount  of  time  required  in  college  makes  this  the  perfect  future  career  for   me  (“Pay;  How  to  Become;  Work  Environment”).       Goals     Of  course,  this  will  be  a  long  journey  in  order  to  achieve  my  dream  job.  I  have  many  
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goals  continually  being  set  in  order  to  achieve  getting  to  this  career.  I  am  currently  working   on  a  basic  plan  for  my  high-­‐school  years.  This  plan  will  include  academic  goals  as  well  as   nonacademic  goals.    These  goals  are  being  set  in  order  for  me  to  get  into  colleges  that  offer   the  classes  required  for  me  to  take,  in  order  to  become  a  dental  hygienist.       Some  of  my  goals  include  my  reach,  match,  and  safety  colleges.  Colleges  are  not  easy  

to  get  into,  and  that  is  why  every  day  I  need  to  be  the  most  efficient  high-­‐school  student  I   can  be.    The  college  that  is  a  reach  for  me  is  Vanderbilt  in  Nashville,  Tennessee.  This  school  

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Dream  6   is  very  close  to  most  all  of  my  family,  making  it  the  perfect  location  (“Vanderbilt”).   Vanderbilt  allows  a  select  group  of  around  1,100  international  students  that  represent   about  101  countries  (“International  Students”).  Around  28,348  people  apply  as  freshman   every  year  and  1,608  get  in  (“Fast  Facts”).  There  is  a  lot  of  competition  to  be  accepted  to   this  school,  therefore  it  is  a  really  high  reach  that  I  might  be  able  to  achieve  through   working  hard  in  high  school.       On  another  note,  I  have  also  chosen  a  safety  school.  I  am  always  open  for  more  
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options  on  my  safety  schools,  but  the  school  that  I  am  interested  in  is  The  University  of   Tennessee.  The  University  of  Tennessee  offers  a  special  dental  hygienist  program  (“Dental   Hygiene”).  With  the  program  at  the  University  of  Tennessee  a  total  of  four  years  of  college   classes  are  required  to  gain  a  Bachelor’s  degree  as  a  dental  hygienist  (“Dental  Hygiene”).   Another  great  factor  about  this  college  is  that  it  is  close  to  almost  all  of  my  family.       Academic  goals  take  a  toll  on  my  future  career.  I  have  set  many  academic  goals  that  

can  help  me  to  become  a  dental  hygienist.  First,  I  would  like  to  get  into  at  least  one  AP   science  class.  This  will  help  me  get  used  to  some  of  the  science  courses  I  will  need  to  be   taking  in  college.  Taking  an  AP  science  class  might  also  show  the  colleges  that  I  apply  to   that  I  can  handle  the  workload.  I  would  also  like  to  go  ahead  and  take  a  lifeguarding  class   sometime  as  a  high-­‐school  student  (“Dental  Hygiene  AAS”).  Having  a  CPR  certification  will   save  me  the  trouble  of  having  to  get  one  later  on  in  college  (“Dental  Hygiene  AAS”).  Last  but   not  least,  I  need  to  simply  graduate  high  school  because  a  diploma  is  required  to  enter  any   of  the  programs  (“Dental  Hygiene”).     Goals  outside  of  academics  are  important  to  have  set.  These  non-­‐academic  goals  can  

help  me  to  have  experience  using  my  knowledge.  When  in  college,  I  hope  to  look  for  an  

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Dream  7   internship  to  have  experience  working  in  a  clinic,  and  learning  from  others  more   experienced  than  I  (“Dental  Hygienist  Internship”).    During  this  time,  my  HPR  requirements   can  be  filled,  and  will  help  to  get  a  job  (“Dental  Hygienist  Internship”).  I  must  also  keep  my   CPR  certification  valid,  and  over  the  summer  can  get  a  job  as  a  lifeguard  (“Dental  Hygiene”).   All  are  important  to  practice  my  career,  and  get  a  feel  of  what  it  will  be  like  working  my   dream  job  in  the  future.       Conclusion     There  are  many  aspects  to  the  career  of  a  dental  hygienist  that  make  that  job  stand  

out  to  me.    The  flexibility  this  job  allows,  as  well  as  the  pay,  and  amount  of  time  required  in   college  make  it  a  good  fit  for  my  lifestyle  (“Pay;  How  to  Become;  Work  Environment”).  The   interesting  and  new  skills  I  will  learn  from  the  process  make  all  of  the  time  worthwhile   (“What  Dental  Hygienists  Do”).  Not  only  will  the  information  acquired  be  useful  in  work,   but  also  at  home.  Becoming  a  dental  hygienist  is  not  going  to  come  easily,  and  will  require  a   lot  of  hard  work,  but  in  the  end  it  will  pay  off.  All  these  factors  make  working  as  a  dental   hygienist  my  dream  career.                  

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