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Do you ever get boerd with your job?

Updated Fontana, California

I want to become a psychiatrist mainly because I have always wanted to push myself in a topic I am generally interested in. I loved every second of Chemistry and I also love learning about Psychology. I just want to know if you ever get bored of working this job. If someone who is similar with my interests could respond to me I would greatly appreciate it. #psychiatry #healthcare #medicine #mental-health

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Naiara’s Answer

Updated Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hi Nicholas, It is great that you have a passion and know your interests. I do not think there is a job in the world that people don’t get bored doing. There are “boring” moments in every career, however, if you are doing something you truly enjoy and care about, the rewards/excitement will outweigh the negatives. Before you become a psychiatrist, you will have 4 years of medical school. During those years, you will have a chance to explore many different fields within medicine and see which one would be the best fit for you. For example, in my field, some people enjoy variety and can combine surgery and pathology with their work (in addition to seeing patient in clinic), or they become involved in teaching or research, so there are always new things to do. You can always find a way to keep yourself busy in medicine :)
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Thank you, I was worried about the medical school part because it seems like a huge challenge but recently my Physiology teacher who was a doctor told me that I have the capability to complete the medical school portion with little problems. (It meant a lot to me because his class is the hardest class in my school and I passed it with a B+ while everyone else was C- and lower.) Your comment is helpful because it gets rid of some of my fears about the pathway that I have to take in order to get my wanted job.

Nancy’s Answer

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I agree with Dr. Barbosa. Also, when it comes to treating psychiatric patients, no two patients are exactly alike. This adds to variety. For example, some have neurological problems or developmental disorders, as well. I heard a neurologist say she had never heard a person describe a symptom a particular way before. People are interesting. Of course there are boring aspects--maybe documenting or getting insurance authorizations may be that for you. But there is variety, too. You are on the right track doing well in chemistry!