I went into the field of Speech Language Pathology to help people. It started out that I was definitely going to work with children and more than likely work in a school system. I had ZERO interest in working with adults while I was still in graduate school.
It was a wonder that I actually completed an adult-based internship. I was in a Level 1 Trauma hospital working in the rehab unit. I actually enjoyed it. I was a little grossed out at the time with some of the dysphagia techniques, but eventually grew to love it.