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Question by : Medical Career information please?
I have alot of questions based on what I want to be, I know I want to be in the medical field and im taking medical classes in high school right now (I graduate next yr 2012) and I just really need alot of different opinions from people.. here are my questions:
1) What medical jobs pay at least about $ 100,000 a year but requires no more that 6 yrs of schooling?
2) What does it take to become those?
3) Im willing to go to any college in Florida preferably Miami or Orlando, what colleges do you suggest are best in medical?
and 4) What kind of math must I need to know to become any of the jobs you listed?
Lastly please just give me your honest advice and what my best bets are?
Your answers are very greatly appreciated, Please & Thank you! 🙂
Answer by spidermonkee624
It depends if you want to work with patients or not. If you don’t mind working with patients medical engineering or chemical engineering are good choices to make decent money.
In the medical field you really need 8 years of schooling. 4 years college, 4 years med school. You can also do a combined program where you finish your BS and MD in 7 years, some school offer that. Or you can do Physician Assistant, which still makes decent money, but also requires 7 years of school. 4 years college, 3 years PA school. If you are really stuck on the 6 years of schooling you can do nursing, but you won’t make 100,000 unless you progress and become a director of nursing somewhere.
You really have to do research about the colleges you want to go to. Florida has some good universities, but I am not aware of the nursing schools there, because I wanted to go to college in the Northeast. You are definitely going to have to take Calculus 1 and 2, and organic chemistry 1 and 2, along with Physics and a LOT of Biology.
Honest advice, the medical field is rough right now. I wanted to be a doctor since I was 4. Then in college I realized that doctors don’t make nearly as much money as they used to, they live in their offices and they never see their families. So instead I do genetic research, which I do enjoy. I chose this so I could be around for my kids (which I don’t have yet). I would sit down with your guidance counselor and go over your options.
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