About my college education:
Honestly, I studied Dentistry because its my parents choice. I want to take up Accounting then but in obedience I took up Dentistry. Its a Science course and theres a lot of difficult subjects in it like Histology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Radiology, Physiology etc. I took it as a challenge and gave my best.
It's a 6 years course 2 years for predent and 4 years proper. At first im not sure I want to take it but reaching 2nd year proper I said to myself I have to be serious or else I have to change courses. I had fun and did my best. everyday being at the school is no joke but gaining knowledge, being patient and loving what you do keeps you going on.
At my junior and senior years it became tougher we have to look for patients who will let us do operations, restorations and do repeat appointments for them. not considering the money you give them for food and fare just to make sure that they come in time when you need them.
My current job:
I've been a dentist for almost 28 years now. been practicing dental profession at home and now also works at the callcenter industry taking calls.
Am I using what I learned in college:
Partly I can say I had invested so much in my carreer as a Dentist but due to the present economy we now have not all doctors and professionals had a very successful growth in their own fields. When my children grew up and was about to take College, we had difficulties financially considering both my kids took up B.S. Nursing. It so happened that my sister ask me if I want to apply as a callcenter agent. I just tried to do it and when I was hired I find it too different with my carreer and as the years go by never got tired of talking to people, helping them out with their needs at the same time enjoying the company of the young people I work with in the office. Now I can also associate my job as a Dentist when my officemates needs my help to do dental work like Orthodontics for them.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Right after graduation, I took the board examinations and passed it in take one. then I got involved in private practice at once and put my own dental office at home.
Do I recommend studying Doctor of Dental Medicine:
As a dentist in the Phillipines I can say that its not easy. you need to study very hard, invest a lot of money and the return is not to fast and easy to earn. The carreer is fulfilling especially when you see your work is done well and beautiful and when you satisfy your patients. Since I never really had the chance to be employed as a Dentist, I can say that being Self Employed takes a lot of responsibilities. Reason im staying as a customer service representative is because of the benefits, contributions and fixed income I gain each month.
As an advise to the young generation go where your heart and interest is. know what you like in life and be determined in your own carreers. To God Be The Glory !
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