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What profession should I go into; business management or the medical field?

All my life I have been set on the medical field. I always wanted to know how exactly the body works and I want to be able to be given a situation and say something as simple as "Well let's check for appendicitis," and be right about it. I want to be able to connect with children and solve parents' worries even with the struggles along with it. Being a senior in high school I have concluded that I've never been good at any science class I've taken, including anatomy and physiology. So I figured I would go into business management because I work in retail and working in retail makes me so happy and has grown to be a part of me. I just don't know if it will always be a part of me. #business #career #medicine #management

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Joseph’s Answer

I agree and would like to add to Manjunath's simple yet wise advice. Sometimes we don't know what we're passionate about unless we try. Life is about trial and error so jump in and give it your all. Also, don't give up easily and do your best to find solutions. These experiences usually shape you and inform the desired stater. While in your field and as you mature, your priorities will evolve.
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Ishant’s Answer

Both of them requires dealing with people so you should be good in people management.

Both of them requires patience.

Both of them requires years of hard work.

So, if you are good in above three then ask your self, are you very passionate about saving someones life or saving money. If "life" is your answer then only choose medical otherwise you will end up mixing medical with business which most of the hospitals doing these days.

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Manjunath’s Answer

Go with what you love doing.

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Kruti’s Answer

Healthcare Management is a great option to be able to do both. You are able to be immersed in the medical field and still do management. If you want more hands on, physicians can manage their own practices and do both as well.
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Rachel’s Answer

I think that you should shadow a business professional to determine if this is a field that you are interested in. Both professions are really good professions to be in, but you definitely have to do what makes you happy and what you have a passion for. The medical field will always be here, so if you are unsure about which field you should go in to, you can always go into the business professional and go into the medical field at a later time.

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Erika’s Answer

I have a bachelors degree in Business Administration. While going to school; I worked for a staffing agency that put me in different position to really find out what I really liked. I found out early on that I was able to use every position in other work related issues. I love working in an office, I love working Monday-Friday and having the weekend off to enjoy. Do what you love. I do have friends in the medical field and the hours are too much for me now that I have young kids.

Erika recommends the following next steps:

talk to people in the field.
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Reshma’s Answer

Both medical field and business management are great career options...To make the best choice ,

There are a couple of factors that you need to consider

1. interest -The career you choose is most likely going to be what you would be doing for 30+ years of your life ...Both business management and medical field is quite vast .You may want to break down into what exactly you would want to be doing.

2.Skillset- Do you have the right skills ? If not, can these skills be developed over time ?

3.Your financial status and other factors -You would need to chalk out a plan on pursuing education of your choice .How to get into the right college ?Preparation for the same . How much money would be required?Would it be possible to finance it?List out the challenges and think of ways to mitigate them

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Aditya’s Answer

Hello,

Interest is a part of our vision and the thought process. I will suggest better you should watch and shadow the professions if it possible , let’s say either by personal meet or with some expert views on people and their day to day job responsibilities. Once these things are clear start working on your own whether you will like to deal with problems related to human body as you need to do it some personal task which may or may not feel comfortable while in your hands by your mind and body whereas management involves so many task hence narrow down the segment and perform the analysis to reach to a conclusion.

Hope this will help you in the career selection process and deciding a correct choice.

Thanks.

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Arquilia’s Answer

First you will want to look into what your passionate about. Make your decision on what best suites your personal goals and desires. Both of the areas are great avenues for a solid and fulfilled career.

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