Where do I start so that I can end up with my dream job?
I want to become a Radiologist. I really want that job, it's a cool part of the medical field and it's challenging and after all radiology is pretty cool! The thing is I have no idea what colleges I should go to if i eventually want to go into med school? If a school has no pre med program or major what do I do then? I'm confused with the whole process and quite frankly it seems scary and like it'l take forever, which I don't mind but if I don't do what I am supposed to be, I could be wasting time when I could vbe using that to persue my career. #help #lost #whatschool #wheredoigo #howdoistart #getmetoaschool #freakingout #radiologist
1. Ask to volunteer or shadow a radiologist to make sure its what you want to do for the rest of your life.
2. You dont need to be "premed" to go to med school. So, i suggest doing BSN to start off. You can always change.
3. Undergrad is your last chance to explore options. (You can always reinvent yourself after choosing another track but after undergrad you basically have limited options based on your bachelors degree). Dont be hesitant to explore completely different fields... imaging, pharma, biomed engineering*. Engineering for women is emerging.
Before you do all that, ask a radiology group if you can spend a day (or part of a day) shadowing a radiologist, so you can see what that entails. You can ask either a private group or one based in hospital.
But maybe you don't mean 'radiologist.'
Maybe you mean something else.
If you want to become an x-ray technologist, for instance, you don't need to go to medical school.
The training is shorter.