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Considering studying medicine? Here’s why you should

Studying medicine and going into a medical field is one of the best, most noble things someone can do, but that isn’t to say it’s easy. It takes many years, a lot of stress, money sacrifices (although thankfully there is financial advice for medical professionals available) and certainly isn’t a decision to enter into lightly. That said, there are so many reasons why you should go into medicine! Here are some of the top reasons…

Incredibly rewarding

One of the main reasons people go into medicine is that it really is so rewarding. You will be saving lives, and helping people every single day. You may get to be a part of medical miracles occurring, and follow people from diagnosis to cure. Your job will be to help alleviate pain, and your patients will be so grateful for your help and support. There are not many professions that are quite as rewarding.

Well-respected

Being a doctor, or anyone in the medical profession is an incredibly well-respected job. You’ll always have something to talk about at dinner parties and many doctors have so many stories they even write books! If you want a career you can be proud of, and your parents can brag about to their friends, going into medicine is a fail-safe.

A huge choice of careers

There are so many different options for careers in medicine, depending on what you want to specialise in. You could work as a general doctor in a hospital, or become a radiologist, working with children in paediatrics, or specialise in cancer treatment, not to mention palliative care and neurosurgery – there are endless areas depending on where your talents and passions lie.

A good salary

It’s not a secret that those in the medical profession earn what is considered a “good wage”. After all, without a fulfilling salary no one would put themselves through the many years of gruelling training, residencies and then the day-to-day (or night-to-night depending on shifts!) stress and struggles of being a doctor. There is a reason that plenty of doctors retire young – partially because they are exhausted after working so hard, but also because their salary and pension mean that they can and no one can begrudge them that!

Jobs are always in demand

While some jobs are like gold dust, and others are being replaced by robots and automation, there will always be a need for people to work in medicine. It may involve working your way up in your chosen field, like most careers, but it is unlikely that the demand for doctors will ever really go away. Although medicine is slightly different in different countries, our bodies and anatomy are essentially the same, so if you want to work abroad in medicine, that is often an option too!

Studying medicine is certainly not the easy option, but as you can see, there are so many reasons to go for it, if it is something you have been considering. Change the world and save lives – once you’re qualified of course.

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