Let’s face it. We’re being pulled in so many directions by advertisements, news media and sheer availability, it’s difficult to figure out the right path for us. Here are three reasons why I think medicine might just be the best career for you.
Technology. Plain and simple. The advances in technology have forever changed our world and medicine is on the cutting edge of that technology. Twenty years ago, in order to have your gall bladder removed, it required a surgical cut halfway around the torso. Today, a couple of inch-long incisions and you’re done. That’s technology, and it’s here to stay in the world of medicine. That spells job security.
Shortage of Trained Professionals. Remember the “baby boomer” generation of the 50’s and 60’s (if you tell me you’re too young to remember, I’ll slit my wrist)? Well, all those folks who grew up with Andy Griffith and Barney Fife are now the aging population. Bodies are deteriorating and in need of an increasing amount of medical care and treatment for all sorts of ailments. The supply (of medical personnel) can’t keep up with the demand. Get trained as a medical professional, walk into your local hospital with diploma in hand and the HR person is liable to kiss your feet!
Human Rights Activist! The basic of all human rights is “the pursuit of LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” (from the US Declaration of Independence). What an exciting opportunity and privilege to be a part of helping sick people overcome what prevents them from their basic human right of LIFE! And the great part is you don’t have to be politically oriented! Help them get well and you land the three-for-one special! You help restore their lives, which liberates them and makes them very happy.
It’s a challenge to figure out what you’ll enjoy doing for a living. You gotta bring home the bacon but, since you spend most of your day at some job, you better like it! What could be more exciting that making good money while restoring sick and injured people to a normal life? Medicine. Need I say more?