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Do anesthesiologists have to deal with lots of childbirth (adding the anesthesia or IV) during work? Also, is it better to start college at 18/19 right when you graduate high school, or can we worry about it at a different time, what will be the pro's and con's other than finishing earlier?

I am a curious high schooler that wants to know more about my future and job opportunity. I often wonder what would happen if I waited before going to college but also think its definitely better to start college after high school.
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Ian’s Answer

I am not certain for the question with anesthesiologists.
However, I believe going to college a year later could be very beneficial for high school graduate. Taking a gap year doesn't mean you are going to do nothing. Make sure you plan out what you will be doing that year and you can still apply to college in your senior year and defer the enrollment. There are plenty of gap year program out there now from volunteer to paid-internship type of thing. It is good for recent high school graduate to have real world experience and travel to different part of the country or abroad. This will allow you to gain different perspective and treat your undergraduate (college) career more serious and have a better understanding what you want to use these 3 or 4 years to help you achieve your career goal.

Let me know if you would like to chat more.

Good luck!

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Kristi’s Answer

Hi Camila,

An anesthesiologist would work in partnership with either a surgical facility, a hospital, or a clinic. So it would really depend on where the doctor was assigned/ employed. If the anesthesiologist worked at a hospital that had an obstetrics division, then they would . If a surgery, epidural, or spinal is needed and you are the one on call, you will work with a patient in many scenarios.

You should go from high school to college if you are ready to do so. Not before. If you are going to college right out of high school and are looking for an opportunity to just have freedom from living at home- that is probably not setting you up in the best position for success in college! I received my bachelor degrees (double major) when I was 39. Going right out of high school wasn't an option for me financially. It was very difficult- I was working full time and had a family. If you are ready for college at 19... go for it. Work hard and you will be happy you did!

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Camila! I am not too sure about the first part of your question so I would like to leave that up for someone who has more expertise in the area. However for your question about which age to start college, traditionally many students do begin after high school especially with the thought of pursuing the medical field, which will take time with college being 4 years plus medical school being 4 years and residency years as well. However, there are students who begin college later as well, they are not sure of what they would like to do, they work and save up money or travel and gain more experience as well. I had a classmate who began college at 24 with the goal of being a physician, however he delayed this dream after high school to travel and get more insight. I think it's up to you individually as well and what you prefer. If you feel comfortable beginning college after high school then definitely go for it! You may want to do something else as well for the time being and that is okay too; there is a lot of diversity in medicine with students taking time off or switching career choices. I hope this has helped!

Thank you so much for this information, I will apply this to my future decisions and consider my options. Camila A.

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Edgar’s Answer

Many high school graduates take gap years before heading off to college and also during college. I know some friends who took a gap year during college in order to gain work experience or work for a mission that they care about. So there are definitely a lot of people who don't follow the traditional 4-year timeline of getting that college degree. If you have a clear goal of what you will be doing while you take time off after high school and you know that you will take advantage of this time wisely, then perhaps taking time off will be a good decision.

You talked about two choices- going to college straight after high school or waiting before going to college. There's actually a third choice- taking time off during college to work or travel or do something else that you care about. Explore all your options, and decide on what feels right for you!

Thank you so much for this information, I will apply this to my future decisions and consider my options. Camila A.

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