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The medical field or the fields of medicine and their careers are not simply limited to doctors and nurses. In fact, it is one of the largest and fastest growing industries. There are hundreds of different areas and options you can choose from if you are considering a medical career.
These careers all have different educational requirements, as well as salaries. Here is a quick look at finding a medical profession that will be right for you.
Complete an aptitude test that will look at and evaluate your weaknesses and strengths. In addition, you need to examine whether your truly enjoy working with people. A large majority of these careers will require a lot of personal interaction with both patients, as well as other medical personnel. There are a few positions, such as pathology, that won’t require as much personal interaction.
Make some visits to different medical institutions to see which ones would be the most comfortable for you to work. You may find that you prefer a large hospital setting over a small private practice.
Investigate all of the educational requirements you may need for different fields. Some positions such as that of physicians require many years of advanced or higher education, while others such as medical assistants will take considerably less time.
Check out salary calculators that will provide you with income information about some of the career paths you may be considering.
Volunteer or intern at facilities that you are interested in working at. This experience will give you a real-life look at your potential career path.