What jobs in the medical field are ideal?
I am still in high school, specifically Junior year, and I still am trying to figure out what job I want to study for in college. I know I want to work somewhere in the medical field but I don't know what specific job I want to get. I know that I can't work seeing bodies that are involved in accidents, It's too graphic for me and it would probably have me passed out. So most likely a job that's either related to animals or just in labs or clinics. #career #jobs # #career-choice #doctor #vet #therapist #nurse
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
Being in veterinary care involves dealing mostly with animals and having limited contact with humans. A lot of people would say the con of being a vet are the times when you put animals down.
Being a physician involves 100% human care. Depending on the specialty you pursue, it may be more "gruesome" than other specialties. You get the chance to choose which specialty you want to pursue at the end of your medical school career, though.
Being in a lab may or may not involved much patient interaction. Many times it is very repetitive and requires a lot of patience.
Although the professions are very different, I totally understand how someone in undergrad could have trouble differentiating which is best for them. Again, I would put a lot of emphasis on job shadowing. That is how I decided I did not want to pursue veterinary medicine and ultimately why I chose to pursue a career as a physician.
An option you might look in to is a medical lab technician. Depending on the program, you would most likely be a trained phlebotomist (meaning the person who takes the blood). Most of the time, you would be running tests and patient samples in the lab.
A separate option you could look in to is being a surgical technologist. You would be in the operating room, handing surgical instruments to surgeons, counting gauze squares, etc. It can be a high stress job at times.
Look at local colleges around you and see what type of healthcare programs they offer. Start looking up each program and Googling resources to see what each job entails.