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Starting on the right foot

Sunday, September 24, 2000

While thoughts of being a surgeon or a nurse may sound like exciting career choices for a variety of reasons, it is important to know what the job requires before starting down that path. That's exactly what one senior at Buena Vista University decided to do.

Mindi Becker, a biology major at BVU, knew she was interested in medicine, but she did not know what area.

"I knew I wanted to be involved with medicine, but I also knew I wanted a life and a family," Becker said. "I knew I wanted to study medicine but I didn't know what."

Becker, who is from Atkins, Iowa, decided to look into podiatry at the end of last school year. However, even then she wasn't certain if that was the right decision.

Many career professionals say to choose your vocation carefully - especially in the medical field, where you don't want your years of time and money to be wasted.

Podiatry school, for example, is costly just to apply to. Throughout the United States, there are only seven podiatry schools. Becker can apply to three schools with only one application, but it still costs her $200 to apply - so she wanted to make sure podiatry was right for her.

Read the rest of this story in the 9/23 Pilot Tribune.

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