My road in life took a while to figure out.
Not hearing back from other Medical offices about hiring an intern.
Realizing that Dermatology wasn't for me.
Knowing that I wanted to find a career where I could have a family in the future.
Wanting a career that can support my family and I.


High School
First Flight High


dental assistant

I assist a certified Dentist

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

My day consists of observing and sometimes helping the Dentist get rid of cavities, pulling out teeth, etc. Sometimes I am allowed to assist with simple procedures like doing suction while the Dentist is shaping a tooth and grabbing instruments or supplies when needed.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

To have an interest in being in the Dentistry field because you want to be passionate about what you do.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"Do you really want to spend 12 years in college? Are you sure it is something you will be passionate in?"

Challenges I Overcame

Physical Issues