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How did you decide on what you wanted to be?

I know I want to study something in the medical field, but I am still very indecisive. Sometimes I think of other careers to focus on but I'm not sure. I need advice on how to choose. I would like to know how a professional decided her/his career. #medicine #physician #photography #chemical-engineering #physical-therapy #medical-education #pharmaceuticals #chemicals


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Rashida’s Answer

Volunteering can give you great insight. I found my way to my current job as a creative teacher by building up experiences from volunteering which helped me discover where my strengths are and gave me insight into what different fields are like.


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Huong’s Answer

The best way would be trying to foreshadowing people who work in the field and see/observe for yourself what is the daily work like and add to your interest plus other factors such as income, easy to find jobs or not, etc.. before decide, best of luck to you


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Richard’s Answer

I chose to become a physician because I have many family members who are physicians and it looked like a field in which I find job satisfaction. However, I did not truly become passionate about the field of medicine until my third year of medical school during clinical rotations. That was the first time I saw an image guided procedure. I was fascinated by the intersection between medical imaging and treatment. I decided that I wanted to become an interventional radiologist. Now I get to perform image guided procedures every day including angiograms, TIPS, radioembolization of tumors with Y-90, and thermal ablation of tumors.

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Dennis’s Answer

I encouraged my daughter and son to pursue medical careers like their mother who is a nurse. My daughter earned a masters degree and is a nurse anesthetist and my son has a doctorate in pharmacy. Both earn very good incomes and have job security. My background was in social work until I went into business as a photographer/photo tour operator and struggled for a decade before finally becoming financially successful. I loved the freedom of having my own business despite the initial financial uncertainty and lack of job security. So you have to judge for yourself what is most important to you.


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David’s Answer

Hey Genesis,
What are your interests? Do you have a passion that drives you? If the field of medicine interests you, then research that field. Find out what the field of medicine has to spark your passion.
How did I arrive at photography? A guy told me I should know how to use a camera to be a commercial artist. I can't explain why, but that moment changed my life. I borrowed a camera from my aunt, bought film, asked questions, read books and took classes. I fell in love with photography and the images I could create. That was 46 years ago and I am still obsessed with photography.


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vineet’s Answer

I analyzed myself. what do i have experience or exposure too. what are my interests? talents? personality? ability to handle pressure? job outlook? contribution to the greater good? ability to provide for my family? time to spend with family?


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