On the other hand, being a surgeon can be extremely stressful. The fact that patients' lives are often reliant on surgeons puts an enormous amount of pressure on those who work in this field. Many surgeons will also experience a patient dying during or after a surgery at least once in their careers, which can be extremely psychologically challenging for many people. A medical career can be highly emotional and draining. While some incredible highs comes with saving lives, once you begin practicing, it can take a toll on your emotional well-being when you encounter patients whom you can't save. That—paired with the long hours, difficult procedures, stressful work environment, and overwhelming responsibility—often lead to depression or at the very least anxiety problems.
Not only do surgeons undergo up to 15 years (or more) of schooling and training, they often must work long hours, too. This can interfere with one's personal life, limiting the amount of time the surgeon has to spend with family and friends. The workload of a surgeon is extraordinary. Surgeons typically get up early, check on patients, attend meetings, perform surgeries and then have notes and other paperwork to complete. They may have additional responsibilities such as training new doctors, doing research and writing and publishing papers on their research. This leaves little downtime and makes it difficult to balance life and work. Long hours and the stress of dealing with life and death decisions lead to burnout.
Surgeons are highly respected and fulfilling, but the career is not for everyone. The long hours, huge student debt, stressful work, and years of educational preparation can deter those not dedicated to the field. However, being a surgeon comes with its fair share of advantages like a high salary, rewarding life work, and actually getting to make a difference in the world.
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