It’s a nice dream to become a doctor or nurse, or even a veterinarian, but are those jobs that anyone can successfully do?
Anyone even thinking of having physician careers should know that it’s hard, brain-taxing work with long hours and little time off. So the first requirement for a medical career is to make sure the demands of life don’t interfere.
A person in the medical field may have to see blood, and from time to time it may be a great deal of blood. By the time a doctor or nurse is out of medical school they get used to seeing it, but if someone gets queasy or passes out at the sight of blood, it could be a bad choice of career for them.
Be Honest With Yourself
A person thinking of a medical career needs to be compassionate and gentle-natured. Dealing with ill people takes something that not just everyone has. Patience, tolerance and real empathy along with a desire to help others are required qualities. However, not all medical careers see blood and deal with patients. Some people help others by working in the office, being a tech in the lab, doing hospital laundry, cooking for patients; there are lots of bloodless jobs to choose from.
A phlebotomist position might be good for the person who doesn’t mind seeing blood. A nutrition expert to help people with dietary needs may be a fit. It’s a personal thing that nobody else can decide for you. But, it is something that should be well thought out before jumping into medical school with both feet. What are the strong and weak points of the personality in question, and how do they deal with ill, injured or challenged people?