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How do I know if I should go into medicine or business ? I'm a social person and am not scared of hard work. I'm good at science and math, but i'm not perfect with time management.

I'm a social person and am not scared of hard work. I'm good at science and math (for math I'm good if I practice), but I'm not perfect with time management. #medicine #marketing #career


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Kei’s Answer

Both are very good areas and I am glad that you are considering these because that's what interests you. Write pros and cons. If you pursue medicine, what do you envision yourself doing? Do you see yourself being a medical practitioner? A doctor, nurse helping people in need? Do you see yourself being on call and treating people on emergency cases? When I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor because I see myself wearing white gowns and treating sick people. I love watching series involving doctors or medical practitioners. I feel good about those so that can be a sign.

If you chose to pursue business, what do you have in mind? Will you be putting up your own or will you be working in a firm? What type of industry are you considering?

Bottom line, my advice is, follow your heart. Do what you are passionate about. It is very important that you choose a career that you love. This will make it easier for you to come to work everyday and be the best at what you choose :) Time Management is something that you will learn. It takes practice to be able to multi task. It will help if you write your tasks down and set a level of priority. That way you know what to do first, next and last.

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Nadia’s Answer

Both medicine and business are very wide areas. For example, if you think about medicine, you may be a doctor, a nurse, but also a manager or director in a hospital. I would start with exploring business and medicine by checking job offerings, reviewing requirements and salaries. Try to imagine yourself in those roles, if you enjoy it or not. Being good at math and science at school is a bit different than performing the job after graduation, so I would focus more on above. When it comes to time management, it's also very flexible. For some people it comes with time, so even if they're not perfect during studies, then become better once they have a "real" job. Also, you can always work on it. As you already know that there is a room for improvement, you can check coaching pages and try to do some exercises that help in time management.

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Pilar’s Answer

Sahil, if you like both, you can prepare yourself to be able to work in both, medicine and business. The tricky decision is to decide where to put most of your efforts first. I, am a physician, see patients, work in a large business medical environment and also work with social entrepreneurs to help them launch their own business. I decided to first focus in medicine and science and went through the efforts that take to become a physician. I learned business later. The reason I chose that order is that medicine takes long time and it best to do it when you are young. Meanwhile, I set some time aside to learn/do things related to business skills. On the other hand if you like medicine but would like to do a lot of other things, perhaps you can focus on the business side and choose medical areas. I would suggest you to join volunteering medical organizations to ensure you really like to actually practice medicine.

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Funmike’s Answer

Hi Sahil, you have actually asked a very good question and as i reflect and place myself in your shoes; i very much travelled this path myself wondering, stumbling and fortunately finding my pathway - but it was hard work and managing my time was an important part of the process.

So since you are interested in Medicine or Business , i would suggest asking people in the field or line of work or that you consider job shadowing opportunities. This may help you get a practical sense of what the world of work entails from your particular interest area. Either way, the hard truth is that time management is essential to every thing we do in life and it takes a bit pf practicing to hone the skills or try to live up to it, at best!
Once you commit to a job shadow opportunity, get someone you trust to make you accountable for making it on time to go. Give it your best shot. Whatever the output - think of it like an experiment and of course a journey. You will never know till you try!
I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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Funmike’s Answer

Hi Sahil, you have actually asked a very good question and as i reflect and place myself in your shoes; i very much travelled this path myself wondering, stumbling and fortunately finding my pathway - but it was hard work and managing my time was an important part of the process.

So since you are interested in Medicine or Business , i would suggest asking people in the field or line of work or that you consider job shadowing opportunities. This may help you get a practical sense of what the world of work entails from your particular interest area. Either way, the hard truth is that time management is essential to every thing we do in life and it takes a bit pf practicing to hone the skills or try to live up to it, at best!
Once you commit to a job shadow opportunity, get someone you trust to make you accountable for making it on time to go. Give it your best shot. Whatever the output - think of it like an experiment and of course a journey. You will never know till you try!
I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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Pilar’s Answer

Sahil, if you like both, you can prepare yourself to be able to work in both, medicine and business. The tricky decision is to decide where to put most of your efforts first. I, am a physician, see patients, work in a large business medical environment and also work with social entrepreneurs to help them launch their own business. I decided to first focus in medicine and science and went through the efforts that take to become a physician. I learned business later. The reason I chose that order is that medicine takes long time and it best to do it when you are young. Meanwhile, I set some time aside to learn/do things related to business skills. On the other hand if you like medicine but would like to do a lot of other things, perhaps you can focus on the business side and choose medical areas. I would suggest you to join volunteering medical organizations to ensure you really like to actually practice medicine.

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deirdre’s Answer

If you are open and interested in both, I would look around and notice what careers are considered essential right now. In a time of a worldwide crisis, who is employed and has job security is an important factor to consider.


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