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Best jobs in the medical field for people who are squeamish ?


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Ashley’s Answer

Hi Maria,

I might be biased, since this is the field I studied, but I recommend dietetics (nutrition). You will still have to deal with patients, but not in the sense that a doctor or nurse might. Dietitians can also work in other areas like health departments, schools, big businesses, etc. Otherwise, like as said above, a healthcare administrator would be a good route.

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Sakeenah’s Answer

The medical field is very broad and there’s room for everyone even squeamish people:). You can be a medical clerk or a healthcare administrator. Those are both good options that don’t deal directly with patient care.

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Theodore’s Answer

Maria,

I would consider the following career options:

Chiropractic
Physical Therapy
(Both chiropractic and physical therapy will require cadaver lab so they may not be the best fit but I would do a lab experience before passing judgement)
Nutrition
Psychology (counseling or clinical)
Healthcare Administration
Massage Therapy

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Maria! If you are thinking about being a physician you can be a radiologist or a psychiatrist! There are many opportunities in the healthcare field, even as a physician!

Best of luck!

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Mei Ling’s Answer

There are a lot of areas within the medical field you can explore (Google and you can probably find a list) but my advice would actually be not to worry too much about being squeamish. I say that because if you pursue something you're passionate about, something that matters to you, something you enjoy then over time you'll get over the icky parts.

But if you're super squeamish and truly can't get past it, look into areas such as Dietetics, Radiology or other areas that are less messy.

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Richard’s Answer

Psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and radiology are good options

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Estelle’s Answer

I agree with Richard, but remember that you will become far less squeamish as you gain confidence and experience in your occupation. It's normal to be nervous at first.

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Jenny’s Answer

Healthcare is great because it's so diverse. If you are squeamish and don't want to see body fluids, injuries etc., you could potentially look into more healthcare administration roles, work as a tech in imaging where you work in radiology or ultrasound, you could even look into billing/coding options.

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