Are You in Your Dream Job?

Some of you may have known from the time you were a child that you wanted to be a doctor, nurse or chef. For others, you may have recently discovered your desired career path. And for some, you’re still searching for that job that checks off your boxes—to make a difference, to travel or to share your expertise. We want to know: Are you in your dream job?

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Daniel August 30, 2013 at 8:49 am

I'm currently woking as a Surgical Tech and I love what I do, but my true desire it to become a OR Nurse. I've started my search for a nursing program so I can finish up my prerequisites. I wanted to attend the JH Nursing program but you must already have a BS and I only have a AA.
So please pray that I find a good program.



Alex August 28, 2013 at 9:22 am

Sure am! I love it here!


Sheryl G August 27, 2013 at 10:48 am

Absolutely! Good days and bad days but most always rewarding and yet a little frustrating at times with some patients. JHU is the best of the best places to work! Dr. Bernacki, Amy Alfried, Lachelle Couplin, Nancy Brass-Mynderse, Naren and Liza as well as he rest of our division of occupational and environmental medicine are always so supportive and helpful.


chawann August 25, 2013 at 9:51 am

Good morning, my dream has always been to able go to school to get my RN license I love my position as a technician and would love the oppportunity to get that degree ,be able to pay my bills with out the struggle and buy my house. Thanks for listening have a great day!


Daniel August 30, 2013 at 8:52 am

I pray God blesses you with the desire of your heart. It's nothing like work in job that you love doing. It is so fulfilling.



Sandra Lee August 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm

August 23, 2013

I am not in my dream job but it is in the same line of work, which is helping others. I only needed to be certified to do this. I recently obtained my B.S. degree in Human Services specializing in Addiction and Substance Abuse. Thanks to Johns Hopkins, for providing my education! My dream job is being able to spend quality time listening to clients and helping them make better choices for a happy and more productive life. As a Clinical Technician, I am able to do some of this but not to the extent I wish. My hope is to do more in this area of work before I retire, at Hopkins if available. Hopkins is an excellent place to work.


Joyce August 23, 2013 at 6:16 pm

As a child I have always want to be a teacher,as I have grown older then I realized I want to be a nurse so I can help sick people to get better. So I went into nursing program and have become a nurse,now I am a nurse taking care of the patient and also be a teacher to teach patient and new nurses. I have been a nurse and been working for over 40 years and stll love what I do every day


Joyce August 23, 2013 at 6:10 pm

As a child I have always dream to be a teacher,as I have grown up then I realized I want to be a nurse so I can help people get better. So I have fulfill my dream by finish nursing program and now I can be a nurse to help patient get better and also can be a teacher at the same time. I have been a nurse for over 40 years and still love it.


Robin Walker August 23, 2013 at 9:31 am

I have the very best job, for I get an opportunity to greet our patients, visitors, families and staff with smiles, offer encouragement, and listen to their stories. My delight as Staff Chaplain is to be present in the moment with them as they journey with the process of illness...what a gift, what an honor, what grace from above.

Chaplain Robin Walker


Lorilei Barsh August 23, 2013 at 10:53 am

That is so awesome that you are doing what you love!


Bonnie August 23, 2013 at 9:22 am

Well, since part of my dream is to be able to pay my bills (including buying a house), I guess part of my dream is coming true. I get to meet & greet people, and believe I make a difference in the lives of at least some of them (if only to help make them a bit more at ease when coming for their appointment). Hopkins has treated me fairly over the 21+ years I've worked here, but to be perfectly honest, no, this is not my dream job.

My dream job would be to do something I enjoy doing, and at which I believe I have some real talent. After all, if you love doing something, then it you don't mind doing that work. I truly enjoy writing, taking care of children, and stitching pretty gifts for friends. So, I find time outside of "working hours" to stitch gifts, baby-sit for friends (or attend parties & other events where my friends bring their children), and write my stories. I've been told I have a bit of writing talent, and my stitch-work receives many compliments, but neither of them would have brought in enough income to have allowed me to raise my own two children and purchase a home. I think one would need more financial resources, or, perhaps, a benefactor, than what I have enjoyed to be able to pursue that line of employment.


myesha August 23, 2013 at 9:05 am

Goodmorning!! The dream and desire has always been to find a way to help someone concur and tackle obstacles in their own lives...Its a sense of an accomplishment to me to be able to provide some sort of comfort to someone else in their time of need: But as time goes on, the fulfillment for yourself becomes a blur; you begin to see how you can and have helped others...but lacked the ability to build and positively project for your ownself. My dream and desire has changed.... The new dream and desire consist of me building upon myself; stationing myself career wise in a place that is rewarding for my life and financially; allowing my light to shine more. Once i accomplish this, the dream is now becoming more of a reality....I can be more content and satisfied continuing to help others (because thats just what i love to do) and will be better at it because i have been more dedicated to making the dream for myself come true first. My dream job is to become AN OUTCOME ANALYST.....I love projects, discoveries, and having to piece the puzzles together to make everything work to make it run smoothly and simply make sense.


Smith August 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

This isn't my dream job, but it's a good job, and it lets me pursue my avocation.


will August 23, 2013 at 8:03 am

I wish, I am doing exactly what I love to do! I just don't get paid like the other people that do the exact same job. Not having my degree is holding me back from moving up in the institution. I have worked here 9 years and many more before I made the move to jhh. I am not surprised at all anymore to get phone calls from others (making much more money) and having to explain and teach them how to do something. They may not have the experience but they do have a degree.


Joyce Dean August 23, 2013 at 7:21 am


At four years of age, I wanted to be a nurse. As life goes, I grew up and didn't follow that dream exactly. I first made a pit stop in the computer field. I graduated with a degree in Computer Sciences for Programming and went to work for Marriott and then the Montgomery County Government. Later, I decided I wanted to pursue that dream of a little girl long ago and began Nursing school. After graduating, I often thought how wonderful it would be to put my two careers together some day. Today, I am working in IT at Suburban and beginning a Masters program in Nursing Informatics!


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