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With technology advancing as fast as it is these days, which medical career is the smartest to go into, if any: doctor, pharmacist, dentist, radiologist ?

I want to go into a career in the medical field, but I also want to ensure that my job and degree will be useful to me twenty years down the road. #doctor #dentistry #doctorate-degree #pharmacists #bachelors-degree #masters-degree #medical-field #radiologist

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Neil’s Answer

That's a tough question to answer, because most of us know our own fields well, but not so much the other fields. I'd say that you named four excellent fields that should still be great in twenty years. Dentistry has changed a lot in the last twenty and I expect it will change even more in the next twenty. I see almost all of the changes as being very positive, so I feel confident recommending dentistry.

Thank you comment icon Thanks! Dentistry is a great field. Athena
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s’s Answer

You've already heard from a dentist.

When you write 'doctor,' I assume you mean physician.

Physicians will not become obsolete in 16.5 years (it's been 3.5 years since you asked).
I think that a safe field.

Pharmacy?
I don't know, but suspect there will be a need for pharmacists, too.

Radiology is a specialty.
You have to get an MD first, then take a radiology residency (usually 4 years).
I suspect there will be a need for radiologists in 16.5 years.

You're likely safe in any of these fields in 16.5 years as far as being employable.
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