There’s so many things you could do in Medicine. Whether you’re a potential heart surgeon or a future cancer researcher, you are pushing humanity forwards. Click below to learn about your future as a doctor.
Average Salary for a Doctor (Specialist): $20,418 /Month
Average Salary Overall: $3,248 /Month
Average Working Hours (Weekly) for a Doctor: 60+
Average Working Hours (Weekly): 48
Important School Subjects:
- Someone with a good memory?
- Patient? (Pun not intended)
- Disciplined and hard working?
What you need to do:
- Graduate from high school
- Go to college for 4 years, get a Bachelors, usually focusing on scientific subjects (pre-med)
- Go to graduate school (medical school), learn how to be a physician (fancy word for doctor)
- Go into residency (kind of like hands-on work experience) where you go from grad student to professional doctor
- Get your specialist medical licensing and start practicing!
House, MD. This famous TV doctor is a medical genius – a type of Dr. Holmes. He tackles and solves health mysteries and messes with his colleagues in the classic TV show. He specializes in diagnostic medicine, and does whatever it takes to solve a case, in a witty manner. Learn more about this eccentric doctor here.
Speaking of Sherlock Holmes, this is Arthur Conan Doyle. This writer is famous for his iconic ‘Sherlock Holmes’ novels. Wait — wrong category. Actually, Arthur Conan Doyle was a medical doctor by profession. True, medicine wasn’t very close to his heart given he spent his time writing detective stories, maybe that’s why he crafted the assistive character of Dr. Watson, the right hand man to Sherlock Holmes. Learn more about Arthur Conan Doyle here.
Admittedly, Zach Braff is not an actual doctor, he’s obviously an actor. However, he does play J.D, the iconic medical student that inspires oh so many kids to go into medicine every year (not). He is the main character in the cheesy but classic medical sitcom ‘Scrubs’. A staple for medical students around the world, watch this TV show to get a taste for what it’s like to be a med student (without the long hours of hard work). Learn more about the character of J.D. here.
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