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What is to be a Doctor

A doctor is someone who can help someone else in need. There are many

types of doctors, ranging from general pediatricians to specialists. They are

respected people and are looked to when something is wrong. Everyone needs a

doctor at some point, so doctors are very much in demand.

I am interested in this career because I like to help people. Also, it

pays well so I can live off the salary. Another reason is because many of my

relatives are doctors, nurses, or dentists. Even though school and training are

very hard, it pays off in the end, when someone can make a difference in

someone's life. I am not sure if I would like to be a pediatrician, or a

specialist. Specialists probably earn more money, but do not do as much, and

are required to learn more. I do not think I will want to be a surgeon, because

cutting people open and taking things out does not seem very appealing.

To become a doctor, one must endure a lot of training and education. In

college, one must study courses to prepare for medicine, such as biology,

chemistry, and some advanced mathematics. It generally takes seven to eight

years to finish his education. The first four years, one would take pre-med.

classes. Then it's on to medical school, where for four years one learns about

the area of medicine one chooses. After medical school, about one year of

internship is needed. Then he becomes a resident and practice medicine under

supervision of a senior doctor. All together, it is about 11 years before one

actually become an independent doctor.

Doctors will always be needed. Because of this, and because of the

population growth, doctors will always be in demand and the profession will

continue to grow. This way, a doctor will be unemployed less, and will be more

A doctor can earn from $60,000 to $700,000. Pediatricians and doctors at

free clinics earn the l...

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