My Life...

At 19 I'm not sure what I am doing with my life. I finished my freshman year if college with 3.44 gpa. I was a pre-pharmacy major but switched to social work. I chose the pharmacy path because my sister is in the pharmacy program, and I wanted to make good money to support my parents. They've worked hard since their journey to the U.S. as refugees during the Vietnam conflict.
They have worked day and night literally to provide my sister and me the opportunity they never had. In high school I graduated was with the top of my class, I'm still doing ok but I had a talk with my parents. They want the best for me but are afraid I will still struggle like them making $30000-$50,000 salary even with a masters degree in social work. They want the best for me. Understand but I know it won't be enough to support myself, my parents, and my future family as well.
I will not out my parents in a nursing home. It's my turn to take care of them like I said I lie my parents and now it is their turn to take it easy. I want to pursue social work but know the money isn't good enough to support those who I care about....

There's not much more to say other than I am looking into other fields also but I just don't know... Dental hygenist is a good career but I am just scared I won't be able to provide for my parents...

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  • Do you want to work with children or adults? Yes, social work doesn't always pay a lot of money, but that's not why people enter into the field. Have you thought about becoming a nurse practitioner? Maybe go on speak to professionals in fields that interest you and shadow them for a day. At least see if you're actually interested in what they do on a day to day basis. That may help guide you to what your major could be...

  • I am working with kids now and I enjoy it. I have talked with other professionals as well. I am considering engineering as well. I have spoken to family friends and am also interested in that field. Thank you for your comment. It may not be a lot... However, I greatly appreciate your help. :)

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