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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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Nancy Hamp, MA
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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!