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I'm interested in the medical field and would like to know what I should expect in the field.

I like to help people both mentally and physically.
I'm interested in becoming a Nurse Anesthetics, General Dentist, Physical Therapist or Therapist.
The medical field has always interested me as a child seeing how caring and attentive most doctors were and looked up to them since.


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I like your mentality of medical field choices. First foremost have you did any volunteering or shadowing with professional in these area or even go to conference or work shop about people in this profession. If not, I would recommend you to do so or at least find more information about the people in these professional as well as the coursework and school most of them are from within your area. I am from Philadelphia, PA and these major are one of the top choices for a lot of people in the Tri-State (NY, NJ, and PA). I have once tried taking couple course in these major to see how it is like and if I should continue pursuing in this area of the Medical field, but did not happen to me that is because it was not something I like or willing to be my profession.

So, my recommendation for you is see if you can volunteering or shadowing with professional in these area or even go to conference or work shop about people in this profession before making your final choice, everyone make different decision and career profession after entering college. Myself is the same.

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you don't mention occupational therapy. we work with people of all ages to help them to being more independent, more functional, with more rewarding lives. We deal with basic activities such as eating, bathing, dressing as well as more complex areas such as working with a person with spinal cord injury or dementia caused by alzheimers disease. You mention being caring and attentive; because the areas that OTs work with vary from person to person depending on sex/age/culture/economic status/etc we have to be attentive and listen; other medical personnel can give a standard treatment (exercises, medicine, etc) for people with the same diagnosis but OT can't. we also depend on therapeutic use of self, projecting a caring attitude because that makes a big differnence in how people progress.

And OT is one of the fastest growing fields with good opportunities all over the country

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