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why doctor is better than engineer?

my family want i will became doctor

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Anna’s Answer

Both doctors and engineers make valuable contributions and can have rewarding careers. The question is what do YOU want to do and what skills do YOU possess?

Both careers have the potential to make a lot of money, but at the cost of a lot of schooling, debt, and/or work hours in your career. If it's really important to you to spend time with your family, a career as a doctor in some fields may make that difficult. Other doctors may be home every evening. Think about what type of doctor or what type of engineer you would like to be.

Engineers tend to work on technical problems more often, whereas doctors work with people more often. Which do you find more satisfying? Both careers have a mixture of the two.

Another way to decide between these careers might be to try one college class in each field. Try physics and a biomedical class for instance. If you really love one more than the other, that could inform which degree you pursue. Remember that you can make important contributions no matter what field you choose, as long as you are willing to put in the hard work.
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daniel’s Answer

Consider why you family thinks you should be a doctor instead of an engineer. If it's based on money or job placement that's not relevant. These things change and are not a good way to plan a career. Sound like you want to be an engineer. Nothing else matters. Either is going to be extremely challenging. Best to do what you like.
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Dennis’s Answer

Hi Michel...THe earlier answers hit the nail on the head - either profession is useful and contributes to society in different ways. The key is for you to figure out how you fit in. So, a couple of options: If you elected "Pre-Med" as your major in college, you would be ready to apply for Med School after your four years of undergraduate studies . But whatdo you do with "Pre-Med" if you don't get accepted to Med School? Second option: seclect "Engineering" (of any specific discipline, possibly even Bio-Medical if your school offers it). Take electives in the medical field if you choose. Then you have a BS degree in engineering. You apply to Med School. If you are accepted, you can pursue the medical path, if, indeed, that is what you desire. Or, if you don't get accepted, you are still ready to enter the work force as an engineer. You might still want to get involved in the medical field- there are businesses that deal with prosthetics, instruments and tools and a variety of other things for the medical field. Best wishes to you whichever way you choose, Michel.
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