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#73 - 08/22/2005 12:34 PM Need advice about transferring to another school..
confused Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/22/2005
I need advice about whether I should finish my degree at the community college I am going to or not. I have been going to a community colleg for two years now and have only one year left to finish my degree in radiography. I'm really good at what I do and have a 4.0 GPA.. the only problem is that I don't like it. My first year I did all general studies classes and last year I got into my program. I hated being at clinical as it made me nervous and stressed but didn't tell anyone because I didn't want to disapoint them and also because I thought I didn't like it because there was so much to learn and I felt so helpless and rushed. I wanted to be like my classmates who were so into it and talked about it all day.. but all I wanted to do was get it over with and go home. The worst part is that I have to commute to school and hospitals at least and hour each way every day Mon-Fri. And I have the same 20 people in my classes so I am not able to really be involved with the college or meet new friends. I am only 19 and after having this summer off from school.. I realized some things I guess. All of my friends love going to school and I am dredding going back. Also.. I feel like I haven't really got to establish myself and meet new people or had as many experiences as they had. Also they have way more fun. Also.. after getting out of school and having the summer off I finally felt like me again and a little relieved. It was like the whole school experience made me into this other person who just worried all the time and couldnt get it out of my head. I have a week before school starts and I was considering dropping out of the radiography program and taking more general education classes and transferring to a 4 year state university where I could at least live there and meet new people and spend less time worrying and more time getting to know me. My problem is that my friends say to drop out of it and do something I enjoy and every adult I talk to says to finish it. I don't want to spend another year finishing my degree and end up having it be a waste of time but I also don't want to regret not finishing. The job as a rad tech has great pay, benefits, and low college dept, etc. And going to school somewhere else would mean lots of loans to pay off and possibly a degree that would land me a lower paying job. So I'm kinda stuck. Cause last year school was pretty much hell for me.. and I don't know if I'm not thinking clearly or not. Do you think I will like being a radiographer more after I do it a couple of years?? I just dont like the stress and hospital environment. But also Im not quite sure what I want to do at another college either. Please help me!! I appreciate your time.

#74 - 08/22/2005 15:35 PM Re: Need advice about transferring to another school..
TA Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/12/2005
Dear confused,
I read your message and had to reply. I do not know anything about being a radiographer, but it sounds like it is not what you are meant to do. You are very young and have your whole life ahead of you. There is something out there that you are meant to do that you will enjoy. Maybe going to a four year college and experiencing different areas of study will help you decide. When you do find an area of study you love, you will know. Studying (believe it or not!) will be a joy. The best advice I can give you is to follow your heart and everything else will fall into place. Best of luck!


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