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    Hi all, I don’t usually ask for advice but I’m really struggling with something. I’ve taken a gap year because I can’t decide what to study at uni, only I need to get my application for 2018 entry in soon. I’ve always wanted to go into healthcare, and I’m considering nursing or paramedic practice. My grades at A level are BBC, so I meet the entry requirements but I mostly lack self-confidence and don’t trust myself in these jobs. I’ve worked in care homes and I constantly worry if I’ve done something wrong and doubt myself, so I’ve been thinking I shouldn’t go into healthcare because I wouldn’t be very good at it. It was/is my dream job to become a paramedic, yet I also really hate driving (and after 5 months of lessons, I gave it up) so I’m feeling lost, nothing interests me and I don’t know what to do. Any advice/suggestions are very much appreciated, thank you.
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    (Original post by Anonymous0206)
    Hi all, I don’t usually ask for advice but I’m really struggling with something. I’ve taken a gap year because I can’t decide what to study at uni, only I need to get my application for 2018 entry in soon. I’ve always wanted to go into healthcare, and I’m considering nursing or paramedic practice. My grades at A level are BBC, so I meet the entry requirements but I mostly lack self-confidence and don’t trust myself in these jobs. I’ve worked in care homes and I constantly worry if I’ve done something wrong and doubt myself, so I’ve been thinking I shouldn’t go into healthcare because I wouldn’t be very good at it. It was/is my dream job to become a paramedic, yet I also really hate driving (and after 5 months of lessons, I gave it up) so I’m feeling lost, nothing interests me and I don’t know what to do. Any advice/suggestions are very much appreciated, thank you.
    The first bit of advice from me to you is please don't rush into anything. You have till January 15th so there's plenty of time to make up your mind. What kind of work experience have you got? Bear in mind that you will be trained to do the jobs and not just left to do them from day one with our current knowledge and experience. Self confidence takes some time to build and will do as you practise and learn. Driving is key to being a paramedic but there is time for that too.
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    (Original post by Anonymous0206)
    Hi all, I don’t usually ask for advice but I’m really struggling with something. I’ve taken a gap year because I can’t decide what to study at uni, only I need to get my application for 2018 entry in soon. I’ve always wanted to go into healthcare, and I’m considering nursing or paramedic practice. My grades at A level are BBC, so I meet the entry requirements but I mostly lack self-confidence and don’t trust myself in these jobs. I’ve worked in care homes and I constantly worry if I’ve done something wrong and doubt myself, so I’ve been thinking I shouldn’t go into healthcare because I wouldn’t be very good at it. It was/is my dream job to become a paramedic, yet I also really hate driving (and after 5 months of lessons, I gave it up) so I’m feeling lost, nothing interests me and I don’t know what to do. Any advice/suggestions are very much appreciated, thank you.
    Why don't you look at something like speech therapy or occupational therapy or optometry ( although maybe not the latter!)

    Don't dismiss nursing - the training is good and you seem to have a conscientious manner which is great - if fact I think you would be good judging by your post. I am a senior sister and I see a lot of students come through.

    You have experience in care homes which will be ideal - give it a go and don't doubt yourself. PM me if you want advice on application. Good luck
 
 
 
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