What is the name for this job, it has to do with Neurology?
Hello! For my future i'm looking for a career that has something to do with #neurology , or the #brain. I am mainly VERY interested in finding scientific breakthroughs (such as why we dream, and many other things)
Could someone tell me what the name for that career is, and how I can start to pursue it? Thanks!
Neuroscience is a growing , dynamic and exciting field and it's great that you're interested in it.
There are a couple of major career paths that can pertain to what you're interested in.
- Neurologist: This is a medical specialty (either MD or DO degree) that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems dealing with the nervous system. While it is a clinical field in which you will be interacting with and treating patients, you can be involved in a great deal of scientific and clinical research.
- Neuroscientist: This is a purely scientific field (usually a PhD degree), which is entirely focused on scientific research and academics.
Both fields are quite challenging and require a long road of training that involves a great deal of discipline and dedication. Both can involve a great deal of research into the inner workings of the brain, though neurology tends to be more clinically oriented and typically (though not always) includes at least some clinical practice, while neuroscience is purely an academic discipline involving only research and teaching.