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What is the medical field like?

I'm a sophomore in high school and I'm interested in working in the medical field, mainly pararescue in the military or working in a hospital or OB/GYN. I am leaning more towards being a pararescue but I'm not 100% sure what I want to do for a job yet. If anyone has any advice in any of those fields I'll be glad to listen.

Thank you comment icon What i can advise you is to listen your heart.what does your heart feel to do ,do it NASSURDINE HASSANE
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Sunil’s Answer

Hi Baylie.
It is exciting to work in medical field. If you like fieldwork it is very exciting and also very demanding. To work in a hospital is also very fulfilling experience but it will be institutional environment. OB/GYN is very rewarding profession and you will have to have your total commitment and have to be ready to work extra hours including at night as mother goes through lot of changing situations during pregnancy and babies are very delicate. Your final career path Will shape up as you progress through college and depending on your contacts. Always try to stay focused on one goal which you feel you are comfortable with and you are happy to accomplice it. But do not shut down all the other avenues for your career. Keep your mind open as you go through your career path. One thing is common for all careers and that is enthusiasm, perseverance and hard work.
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Darian’s Answer

Hello, I decided when I was a Sophomore in high school that I wanted to be in the medical field as well. My one major piece of advice is this: don't stress about it too much right now. Out of all of the people I went to high school with there were dozens of people who wanted to go into this field, but too many of them burned themselves out. This resulted in almost all of them dropping out or changing their fields either before starting college or changing their degree once in the middle of it.
Once you start looking into getting admitted into medical school (for working in a hospital or as an OBGYN) or into military pararescue training, it might be a bit overwhelming. Most people end up dedicating their entire lives to trying to get in, but they don't realize that medical school admissions LOVE to see people who have pursued their other passions and have a well-rounded life. For example, I know of physicians who were movie theater managers, who trained animals for circus acts and scuba-dived in their free time. This shows that you have other aspects to you as a person than just being a healthcare professional.
So, I would continue to live your life but take a small amount of time to pursue something medical-related to test out the field. For example, I did sports medicine while I was in high school, if you have any options like that. If not, there may be some shadowing opportunities available at a local doctor's office or hospital.
Have fun, and remember that you need to be your own person. Healthcare is a career, and one that is amazing if you go about it the right way.
Thank you comment icon Thank you! This is really helpful. I’m going to be able to do a bunch of job shadowing at my school this year so I will hopefully have a chance to look at other options as well. Thank you again! Baylie
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NASSURDINE’s Answer

What i can advise you is to listen your heart.what does your heart feel to do ,do it
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