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September 13, 2013

In pursuit of a profession

Career fair exposes students to occupational opportunities

ELWOOD, Ind. — Krystyna Thompson needs one question answered before she makes a final career decision.

“I tend to have a bit of a weak stomach,” said Thompson, 17. “I want a job I can enjoy, so I want to know if my stomach will keep me from being a radiologist.”

Seeking answers, Thompson took her question to the Madison County Career Expo this week.

Bob Reed, administrative director of radiology for Community Hospital Anderson, had Thompson's answer.

“I would say no. It won’t be a problem,” Reed said.

Hundreds of students and their parents attended the Madison County Education Coalition to observe a mock courtroom trial, perform a simulated surgical procedure and talk with experts in a variety of career fields.

Thompson, a Frankton student, said her mother and two aunts are in the medical field but no one is in radiology. She said she job shadowed a radiology technologist last year for a research paper and found herself fascinated by the technology.

Thompson explained to Reed that she does not get queasy, she just does not care for needles and she can feel the pinch when she sees others getting shots.

“We would not want you to care for people if you did not have compassion for them,” Reed said. “Your heart has to be in it.”

Reed also strongly discouraged Thompson from limiting herself by focusing exclusively on ultrasounds or other jobs because of her needle aversion.

“You don’t want to be expendable,” he said. “When times get tough, you want to be as valuable as possible.”

Thompson said Reed was very helpful and feels confident that radiology is the career she wants to pursue.

"I really think I can get over it," she said. "I'm really starting to think it might just be mind over matter."

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