For example, with a medical degree, most folks think about patient care, but there's a wide variety of fields in medicine that change how doctors interact with patients, or you can even leverage the medical degree to help with medical research, or the business side of the health industry.
If you read some of the other similar questions on this forum, you'll see a common thread is that that with hard work, and ability to make, update, and execute on your goals, there's lots of opportunities to have a fulfilling career that balances out your other life goals.
Keep exploring your options!
If you think that a medical degree is right for you, start talking to people that are going through or went through this route.
Explore the colleges/universities that are offering the degree that aligns with your interest, and understand what it takes to complete the degree and what are your options after you have graduate. You might also want to check with your school's career advisor (if there's one), or even your favorite teacher on what resources are available and how the school can help. I believe most colleges/universities offer tours to seniors as they are about to make that decision, so grab on those opportunities and attend those tours! Sometimes they might also have a session where you can talk to university professors to understand more about the degree being offered.
As you talk to more people, your thought process might change and you might gain some new insights about the career or might even realize that this is not what you are interested in at all, and it's ok. Gather as much information as you can, talk to people, and make a decision that you are happy with.
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