I am graduating into a recession, many
employers are freezing jobs where they can
not hire people, and there are many
people who are losing their jobs.
I am a victim my I lost my job, the company
that I was working for got evicted so
everyone lost their jobs.
For this reason I looked up three jobs that I
could get quickly when I graduate to
generate income because I plan too
expect the unexpected
My dream is to become a Physician Assistant
I enjoy working in the medical field and I
have had a chance to experience it when I
was able to volunteer with the City of Miami
firefighters/paramedics. I have also
volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club and at
The North Regional Rehabilitation center and
exposing myself to different types of people
have affirmed that I have the patience and
passion to be a Physician Assistant.
When I graduate from the University of
Florida I will not have finished taking the
prerequisites to apply to the physician
assistants program, therefore, I will be
enrolling at the community college to
continue to take classes.
Since my goal is to be extremely focused
with my school, I want a job that is
flexible when I graduate.
Since I want a highly flexible job that is most
likely to be hiring in the middle of a
recession, the three jobs that I am interested
in are cashier, sales associate, and a certified
A CNA job will be very beneficial to me
because it will expose me to the many sides
of the medical field. It could also count as the
hours needed to get accepted into the
Physician Assistants Program at the
University of Florida
I need to pay bills!
A cashier is some one who rings up the
goods or services that a consumer would
like to buy. They are also responsible for
receiving and disbursing money.
Cashiers could make a decent amount of
money if working in places like Publix or
high end restaurants.
Many times cashiering gives you an
opportunity to move up in the business.
Where did you work as a cashier? Guthries
Did you like working as a cashier? Yes, it was such an easy
How much did you get paid? I started off at $7.50 and hour
and then when I got promoted as assistant manager and I
started getting paid $9.00.
How was it when you got promoted?
I received so many responsibilities, I had to buy things at
Sam’s Club and I had to always be available if someone didn’t
show up, that’s what really sucked and I also had to make the
Do you recommend cashiering to anyone? Of course it is an
easy job, yes you have to deal with peoples attitudes from
time to time but if you have a bubbly personality and you do
not let things get to you, you will be fine.
A person who sells products or services for money or
They help the customer choose between products
They also help customers look for what they want
They sometimes have to work for commission
Interview: Sales Associate= Mary Williams
Where do you work? At Victoria’s Secret at Oaks Mall
Do you like working there? Oh my God yes, I get free stuff all the
time and the discounts are incredible, all I wear is Victoria’s Secret.
How much do you get paid as a new employee? Well I started off
making 8 and hour, but I do not know if that is the amount that
most people start off at.
How do you get treated as an employee? They treat me well, the
shifts are flexible and you get promoted
What exactly do you do other than sell? I also promote, sometimes I
am on campus, on the set “Turlington”, promoting Victoria’s Secret;
we always have great discounts and giveaways.
Do you recommend working as a sales associate? If you have the
patience to deal with customers and do not mind standing all day
you should be able to enjoy it.
Certified Nurses Assistant
Is a person that helps people with
health care needs and that works
under a nurse.
They provide basic nurse procedures
They have a high level of experience
and ability but do not have the
qualifications of a nurse such as an
LPN or RN
Interview: CNA= LeeAnn
How long did it take you to become a CNA? Well, I took
a course that lasted about three weeks, they gave me
hands on experience and taught me the basics, it was
an accelerated course.
Where did you work as a CNA? Harborchase
Was it easy to find a job? Yes, specially in a nursing
home because they are so short staffed.
How is the pay? It is well, I got started off at 9 in
hour, but you always have the opportunity to work
overtime and get time and half sometimes I would make
$2000 a month but I would work hard and do a lot of
Did you like the job? It’s fine some people are stuck up
and don’t treat you right because you do the dirty
work, but it’s all politics like anywhere else.
Do you recommend the job? If you want good pay and
have a strong stomach, yes!
These are the jobs that I am considering
looking into when I graduate
I am graduating into a recession so even if I
do work in any of these areas I will be open
for new and better things.
I will be saving most of my money to go to PA
school which is my ultimate goal.