"Health professions careers provide a unique opportunity for self-fulfillment and service to your community."

Role Model Photo Eric Solomon

Health Field: Dentist

Number of years in the profession:
30 year

Years in College: 13 years

Professional Credentials:

How did you know this career was what you wanted to do?
I investigated alternate career opportunities and this was my best career option.

What other careers did you consider?
Allopathic Medicine, Urban Planning, Computer Systems Analyst

What experiences in your life developed your interest in your career?
Family member

What early preparations did you take (in high school and college) to reach your career goal?


What things did you find to be difficult as you prepared for your career?


How did you overcome these challenges?


Was your family supportive of you through your college (or other training) years?
Yes

Did you have a job and work while you were going to college or other training? Yes


Present Career as a Dentist


Describe an average work day for you.


How many hours do you work in an average week?
40-50

What kind of health care setting do you work in?
Dental School

What do you see as strengths needed for your career?
organizational skills analytical skills communication skills

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Conducting research which helps the current and future practice environment.

What advice would you give to those who are interested in your career?
Health professions careers provide a unique opportunity for self-fulfillment and service to your community.

If you could start over, would you still make the same decision to pursue education?
This has been an outstanding career choice for me.

Do you plan to pursue opportunities for advancement in your career field?
I have three degrees and three graduate certificates - I think I'm done.

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