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Should I choose a four year career over a 10+ year career?

I have always wanted to be a medical professional but now I’m doubting if I can make it that far. People have told me to choose a career that I can start right away working after college than a career that involves more years of school. I’m determined to help people either way, regardless of what career I choose. #career-options #medicine # doubtful #july20


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Ro’s Answer

This is just a personal opinion I'd like to share:

I pursued a job right after college not knowing if I would like the industry or not because I wanted to "start a career". I became a paralegal, liked some aspects of the job, and naturally thought that law school and becoming a lawyer were the next steps I should pursue. Years later, I changed my career into the education sector because teaching, guiding, and working within higher education was where my skills and passions were. My personal lesson learned was: I should have thought about what I enjoyed, and pursued it. Because I didn't do that right after college, I lost a lot of years working extremely hard at places that would have replaced me within a week if I left the firm. You graduate around 22, you'll be 32 after 10 years...you should be well on your way in a career you enjoy. No one keeps their first job anyways, so use it as a stepping stone to see if you like an industry.

Just like you, I'm happier when I can help others succeed. If you have a talent or passion for medicine, and have the means to pursue it, then follow what you want to do! There are so many choices in the medical industry: doctor, nurse, medical technician, caregiver, medical researcher, etc., and each of these have their own specializations. Always figure out what you like to do and what you're good at first, then branch off from there. I recommend not making money the starting point and focus of your career. Of course I do not know your financial situation and circumstances, but I believe that you should be building steps to move up into a career you can enjoy and be proud of rather than just starting a job to make money.

I hope that my opinion can shed a little bit of light on your question. Best of luck!

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Becky’s Answer

Go with your passion and of course you can make it! It will be a journey and you will learn along the way. The important thing is to enjoy your life and your career.
You will have the rest of your life to work, no reason to rush!
Explore opportunities and you will find your place but these things cannot be rushed. Life cannot and should not be rushed.
I am sure you will be amazing whatever you decide as your heart is in the right place!

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Tejeswini’s Answer

Gaining knowledge is always good. But first ask yourself what benefit you will doing 4+ year course . If you want to earn money by doing the course then there are multiple way to earn money , its myth that only if you have good grades in a particular subject then you earn well. You can learn skills from even a kid If you are open to.

If you want to gain knowledge then there are multiple videos in youtube regarding thousands of course and online course.

Just a suggestion.

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Tejeswini’s Answer

Gaining knowledge is always good. But first ask yourself what benefit you will doing 4+ year course . If you want to earn money by doing the course then there are multiple way to earn money , its myth that only if you have good grades in a particular subject then you earn well. You can learn skills from even a kid If you are open to.

If you want to gain knowledge then there are multiple videos in youtube regarding thousands of course and online course.

Just a suggestion.

Thank you for responding to my question! Claudia G.

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