My name is Gavin Sexton and I am 12 years old, and I want to be a Sheriff. I’m in 7th grade and my GPA is 3.8. I enjoy automotives and working hands on with stuff that I can figure out. I would rather get out and do stuff then to do the same thing all the time. My interest have led me to my number 1 career choice. When I grow up, I want to be a Sheriff.
When I grow up, I want to be a Sheriff. I will become a Sheriff by keeping a high GPA, and going to learn skills for this job. According to the Ohio Means Jobs website, if I keep a high GPA, and get a high school diploma, I can go to EHOVE and get basic training, after that I can go and get Moderate-term on-the-job training. If I continue to do good in school and keep a high work ethic, I can become a Sheriff.
In order to become a Sheriff, I need to have good problem sensitivity, oral expression, and inductive reasoning. According to Tom Green, County Sheriff's Deputy. “As police officers and deputies, we don’t just throw on some work clothes and then go to work. We’re talking about putting on work boots, and pants. Then you put on a bulletproof vest and strap on a duty belt with a gun and a taser [on it]. Then you are walking your shotgun and AR to your vehicle. That is how a deputy or any police officer starts their day," Being a Sheriff isn’t a normal, easy job, I will need to go through training, and I also need to accept that any day could be a threat. It won’t be an easy job, but it is what I want to do.
Being a Sheriff is a career that will have many job openings in Ohio. According to Ohio Means Jobs website, Ohio will be looking for 850 new Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs, and will make an average $28 hourly. I’m planning on being a Sheriff in Huron County, where I plan on retiring.
After Career Day and researching this job, I understand the tasks of the job better, job openings, wages, skills needed, and the education needed. After research I confirmed that I want to be a Sheriff.