All throughout my academic career, I have found my classes to be easy with the exception of two subjects: math and science. It was not that they were difficult, but rather that they were more so than perhaps English or history; they were a challenge. Once I found the trick to doing a certain equation or memorizing a fundamental idea, they became my points of interest, my passion. The challenge was enticing.
Until the spring of my junior year, I was unsure of what major I should pursue in college despite how I had the grades to go to almost any college I wanted. Upon that spring, an assignment in my online health class was to take a personality test that determined what career or major I would be suited to. The one that caught my eye and has become my goal was Biomedical Engineering. While being a career in the pursuit of helping society through technology in medical field, it also is a career concerning biology and physics, physics being an application of calculus, making it a career composing of my two passions in one.
A Biomedical Engineer can pursue to improve many things. Perhaps they can decide to improve the use of an MRI machine or that of ultrasound technology, therefore improving the accessibility and functionality of these, which would aid medics in caring for their patients. A degree in Biomedical Engineering also allows for the creation of prosthetics, which benefit those with missing limbs. They can fix machines as well as create them. In creating them, they can increase the accessibility of machines through numbers. As a Biomedical Engineer, I would seek to increase the functionality of the machines medical experts use, as well as increase the numbers through the efficiency of new machines. If enough people, not necessary everyone, worked on doing such, then that would increase the availability of health care, which is something I believe should be a necessity, not a privilege. As a Biomedical Engineer, I would use this passion of mine to help others by creating and improving the machines that are needed in the process of health care in order to increase the availability of and accessibility of health care.