Voices Of Youth

Good to be open to different career paths

I am deeply heartened that there is a rise in the number of youngsters who are willing to pursue nursing as their career (NUS sees more students opting for nursing; July 25).

It is important for our society to approach different career paths with an open mind.

In the past, many shunned the idea of becoming a nurse, because of various wrong perceptions, including that it had "dull future prospects".

I am touched that people are finally discovering the importance and joy of being a nurse, and that they are giving nursing an equal chance and respect as they do other career choices.

Their passion for serving the community is inspiring, and I look forward to seeing how our medical scene will grow, given such enthusiasm.

Kimberly Low Mei Yi, 16

Secondary 4 student

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 18, 2017, with the headline 'Good to be open to different career paths'. Print Edition | Subscribe