Hi. We make great EMTs, RNs, doctors, professors, helicopter pilots and counselors. You can do it! Work on your ADD with behavioral modification (I like Daniel Amen, MD’s books from the library, as well as counseling). For me, I started off as an nurse with a one year degree, and then worked my way all the way up over about 20 years. It wasn’t so overwhelming that way.
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