Looking Beyond High School

I’ve come to understand that no one can really progress in life and acquire success without working hard for it, or without having a constructed plan as to how they wish to get there. So in the last few years, I’ve constantly reminded myself of the fact that everything I do today will in some way or another have an impact on what tomorrow looks like. And because of that, I’ve been working extremely hard on first off having an idea as to which profession I want to work towards, and determining what I have to do in order to get there.

In the last few years, I’ve repeatedly changed my mind on different professions. I always had a connection towards becoming a lawyer, and maybe that’s because both my parents went in that direction. But then my inner passion of going into the field of medicine came through, and I decided to become a Pediatrician, however later on with a whole lot of research I’ve set my mind towards becoming a Dentist.

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Dentists overall diagnose and treat problems that have to do with the teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth and advise patients on taking care of their teeth and gums. Their average wage where I live is around $198,300 and the expenses being tuitions and residence costs. Tuitions being around $32,960 and residence costs being somewhere in between $5,376-$7,606 yearly.

In order to become a Dentist, I would have to do four years of pre-dentistry university studies then be licensed by a provincial regulatory body and enroll in Dentistry School.
The High School Requirements that must be completed in order to go into Pre-Dentistry are: Grade 12-level mathematics, Grade 12-level biology, Grade 12-level chemistry, and Grade 12-level physics

Overall, to become a Dentist you’d have to make sure that you have keen eyes for great detail, can work well with your hands in extremely small places, and a whole lot of patience. Which I hope to work on more in the next few years leading on to University.

Hopefully, this post was informative enough to be of benefit to you, and also opened doors to a whole new career path that you probably hadn’t considered taking.