Gone are the days of old, where people felt obligated to stay, start their families, and plan their career around the town or city of their birth. It is increasingly common for people to receive the education they seek, or job they want, away from home. This means that people may travel hundreds of miles away or even several states away from where they grew up. This is even true for Bruce Heen.
Bruce Heen grew up and received his education in North Dakota. In 1968, he graduated from Devils Lake High School in North Dakota before he started school at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He graduated with his undergraduate degree in 1972 in education in the field of social studies and political science. However, it was only a matter of time that Bruce Heen found that it was not teaching that he wanted to spend the rest of his life doing.
Bruce Heen decided to return to school, but instead of further pursuing his teaching career, he decided to jump tracks. Bruce Heen returned to the University of North Dakota and started work on his accounting degree. He graduated from the University of North Dakota College of Business in 1980. It was after he earned his business degree in accounting that Bruce Heen would find his true career calling.
After receiving his formal education in North Dakota, Bruce Heen spent the rest of his life building his career related to business and insurance. His career path would lead him to change jobs several times and working into the position of vice president for several different companies in several states. His career, after earning his accounting degree, led him to work in Wisconsin, Georgia, Texas, and Alabama.