My Career Plan / Intro: leads up to and establishes goal; Body: 2 or 3 paragraphs covering both Plan A and Plan B; Conclusion: overall feelings about achieving your goals

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After all these years in school, I've come to discover that I am a math nerd and definitely plan to pursue a career involving numbers. My past Chemistry, Algebra and Pre-Calculus classes have helped me come to this discovery. In the future I plan to find a lot more information on different careers to find out what I really want to be.

        My first career choice is to become a chemical engineer. Recently I've been talking to my guidance counselor and asking what careers would interest me due to my great fascination for math. I added that I also enjoy the work done in my chemistry class, such as stoichiometry and balancing equations. Her first suggestion was obviously to be a chemical engineer. Before this discussion with my guidance counselor, I never put two and two together to realize that my own Uncle Keith is a chemical engineer himself. I have seen him in the past working on things for work and saw the math that was involved but never knew that's what he did for a living.

Chemical Engineers are often intimately involved in research and development, process engineering, and product development. A typical situation that a Chemical Engineer may be put in may be something like finding a way to manufacture a chemical developed in the laboratory at larger scales. The significant feature about Chemical Engineers is that they are employed in a range of industries including petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, bioengineering, pulp and paper products, ceramics, specialty chemicals, and electronics. They can also enter medicine, business, and law. That means possible careers could range from working for NASA to engineering the world's best cosmetics, which I think is pretty cool. In view of their lack of females in this field, women engineers are in demand and therefore receive better...

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