Essay on Choosing A Medical Path For My Life

1450 Words Feb 15th, 2016 null Page
Growing up, my family never had very much money. My mother always had to work and was never able to take many days off. I have never had a problem with hard work; it keeps me from getting bored, but I never want money worries to be the highlight of my every day. For that reason, I chose to attend college so that I could get a good job. My family has also had a lot of health issues among the eight of us; this also helped me to decide what career path I wanted to follow. I want to make an above average income of $60,000 per year or more. I also wanted to be sure that I could have vacation time and I liked the idea of potentially working nights. I decided to pursue a medical path, more specifically a Family or General Physician. I chose this career because I believe it will allow me to help people of all ages and genders who were suffering from health problems and make enough money to live comfortably with vacation time. I chose to utilize the field report project to research this professional field to help make sure it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I started my research by looking on the Occupational Outlook Handbook to see if a physician’s job would allow me to have the life style I wanted. According to a study by the Occupational Outlook Handbook, physicians make around $187,200 per year or $90.00 per hour, which is plenty to live on. Physicians usually work long irregular hour that can sometimes become overnight work hours. Physicians often work “on…

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