It’s a scary thing to end up in an emergency room in pain and not knowing what is wrong or if you are going to die. One of the people who comes in and makes it less scary and takes control of the situation is a doctor. A doctor seems to be a miracle worker at times the way they swoop into an emergency situation and save the day, and just about everyone looks up to them.
Do you want to be respected as well as help others in the field of medicine? There are far more reasons to become a doctor than the fact they make a lot of money. In fact, in many countries, doctors are not well-paid and do it because they want to help people.
Here are five wonderful reasons to become a doctor:
1. New And Challenging Opportunities
Young people thinking about becoming a doctor are getting in at a time where there are more opportunities and exciting technology than ever before. With all the advances in both science and technology happening every day, new doctors have tools that past doctors never could have imagined. There are new treatments for diseases, new cures, 3-D printing of limbs and organs, artificial intelligence, etc.
Doctors in the past had to face horrible diseases with the knowledge they had nothing they could give to their patients to prevent them from dying. While there are still such diseases today, there are new cures being found all the time, as well as other tools to prevent them. Today’s doctors have things like general anesthesia that doctors a couple of hundred years ago would have loved to have and other new discoveries just as miraculous as this are coming for newly graduated doctors to use to help their patients.
2. To Inspire Patients To Manage Their Own Health
These days a lot of people get some sort of ache or pain and the first thing they do is go online and do a symptom check to self-diagnose themselves. However, doctors warn people that this isn’t always a good thing, as it can unnecessarily scare people into thinking their headache is some sort of terminal disease. But it does show that people are eager to be more in control of their own health, and that’s something a doctor can work with.
Being a doctor give one a chance to help people to help themselves be healthier and happier. Doctors can talk to patients and help them to learn how to manage their health by explaining all the things they can do on their own like eat nutritious foods, watch your weight, get routine checkups, get vaccinations, etc. They can teach them how to do things that make their life better like what kind of physical therapy will help that back problem, etc. Some doctors even have their own blogs to post the newest methods of treatment for various issues or post a video to teach patients more about their disease or other issues.
3. It Takes A Special Person To Be A Doctor
If you plan to be a doctor, it takes a special kind of individual who can think critically, logically, is able to do problem-solving at a moment’s notice and who don’t fall about under the pressure in a life or death emergency. A doctor must be intelligent and have the right technical abilities to treat someone, and it can be very challenging to diagnose some problems. Plus a specialist like a surgeon has the person’s life literally in their hands as they lay on an operating table and the doctor has to perform some sort of life-saving surgery on them.
It is an honor and privilege to be able to do this life-saving work. Most doctors are revered and trusted more than any other occupation. They must experience the vulnerabilities of their patients as well as their patient’s families as they face not only the ups of successful treatments but the agonies of the death of a patient even when they have done all that was humanly and technically possible to save them.
4. The Field Of Medicine Is Intriguing
If you want to be a doctor you have to learn all there is to know about how the human body works. And believe me, the human body is a fascinating topic indeed. From learning every single part of the body and its internal structure to learning all about precisely which medications are used to treat various issues, it can be a daunting task for a young person just starting their medical training.
Especially with today’s technology, there are lots to learn, and that learning never stops as the doctor becomes a real doctor and starts practicing on real patients. And if they get out of the business of actually treating patients, they can be intrigued by the world of research and possibly invent a new tool or medication that will save even more lives in the future. They can choose to get into things like consulting, public health, clinical and scientific studies, etc.
5. To Play A Crucial Role In An Expanding Field
And people also should become a doctor so they are part of the folks playing a crucial role in this expanding field. There are so many different types of doctors and ways to be a doctor. From general practitioners to specialize surgeons to anesthesiologists and baby doctors and so much in between. All this also gives doctors a pretty clear chance at job security, in fact, there are shortages of doctors in many areas so it’s vital more people get into the medical field. And above all, you get to play a part in saving lives and making people’s lives healthier and happier. And isn’t that what makes life grand?
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