My dream career, of all careers, is to become a pathologist. I have always been interested in diseases and pathogens, and I want to prevent people from being overcome by illness.
One of the most notable issues of our time is the possibility of bacteria and other pathogens developing resistance against our strongest antibiotics. Because the development of improved antibiotics is a slow-going and difficult process, the possibility of microbes becoming resistant faster than we can make new medicines is a very real threat. As antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance grows, people are at risk of dying from very treatable illnesses. The thought of someone dying from something as simple as an infection is horrifying to me.
I would love to dedicate my life’s work towards fighting the “war against disease”. My goals to achieve my dream career start small with getting decent grades in college to advance my degree. I plan to study hard, be attentive in class, volunteer in hospitals, and contribute to research in labs. My next goals are to be accepted and later graduate from my state’s medical school in Jackson, Mississippi. I plan to one day work at the Center of Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. My ultimate goal is to become part of a team to further research bacterial resistance and antibiotic development.
The spread of bacteria and disease sometimes seems unstoppable, but the opportunity of studying and preventing these diseases is my dream job and I plan on fighting hard to make it reality.