Identifying Skills to Promote Career Advancement

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“It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.” (Carlton Fisk) Setting the framework of personal goals gives you long term vision and short term motivation. My personal goals are to continue as a positive, committed role model for my husband and children, earn degrees in both Medical Coding & Reimbursement and Nursing, and become a charge Nurse specializing in outpatient surgery; challenging but realistic. Understanding the influence of, and using strengths and skills retained from education is crucial for personal, educational, and professional success. Engaging and exploiting these qualities may justify indispensability, boost quality of life, and effectively parallel success within the career world. Even though career goals can be confronted with challenges, a precise career plan, utilizing educational resources, and increasing human capital will make you career goals attainable.
My career plan is exact in nature. The employment outlook for technicians is anticipated to increase by 21 percent and 26 percent for Nurses, respectively through 2020 (Occupational Outlook Handbook, BLS, 2011). This prediction allows for elbow room should new obstacles arise. Foremost, I must earn my Medical Coding and Reimbursement degree. Then, procure gainful employment in the Medical Records and Health Information Technology field. Simultaneously, I will establish myself within an educational hospital, such as Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. While working, I need to minimize my tuition debt, pursue entry into the nursing program at Albany Medical College, and acquire my R. N. degree. Next, secure a position within the operating suite. Where I will work to develop and refine my skills, with the hel...

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I did however learn a great deal about myself. For all the skills I lack, I discovered many I possess, and can leverage to make up for my shortcomings. That lesson alone will help my psyche when the going gets rough. My journey has already begun, yet is far from complete.

Works Cited


Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at (visited November 15, 2013).

Carl, J. (2011). THINK Sociology. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
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