What should I be in the medical field?!?
So I’m 16, and just started grade 11. All the courses I picked have to do with me getting into a medical university course. I have to be some sort of specialized doctor like a dermatologist, pediatrician or nutritionist.
My Likes/What I’m interested in:
- Health; foods and how they help you and their benefits.
- Money. I would like a job that makes at least 80,000$ a year. And I know I have to work up to that over like 10 years or something.
- Children and youth. Which is why pediatrician sounds good.
- Helping people change naturally. Like helping people loose weight or clear their skin or cure a disease with natural ingredients.
- Health benefits.
My dislikes/What I don’t want to do:
- I can’t stand blood
- Getting or giving needles, or even just the thought.
- Working alone
- unnatural remedies such as pills or surgery or “fad-diets”
I hope this was enough information to get an answer!! It would really help me because I don’t know all the fields but I really got my mind set on something in a hospital or medical something.
If you are feeling really helpful, also list the universities in Canada I could attend and the salaries of each job. !
The only thing I can really think of is a dietitian or nutritionist. You can make over $70,000 depending on where you work.
It will be a little hard for you to go to medical school if you do not like needles or blood. This is because in med school you will have to dissect cadavers in human gross anatomy. Also, you will have to rotate among departments before you declare a specialty. So you will have to spend time in the surgery unit. They expect that doctors will administer medication via needles. Also, doctors need to be prepared for emergencies where they may need to inject something very quickly. You cannot be a doctor if you are not willing to use needles or deal with blood. While you may not need the skill everyday once you graduate, you will have to practice it and will need to know how for emergencies.
Calling all nutritionists and dietician??
Hi. I’m really interested in going into something in the nutrition/dietetics field. I just wanted to hear about this career from some experienced people. Some questions…please answer what you can, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
-What do you do at your job?
-Do you enjoy it? why/why not?
-What is your annual salary?
-What are your hours and working conditions?
-Was your training/college experience for this career difficult?
-What sort of classes/what was your major? How long did you go to school?
-In what direction/what general classes should I aim towards and think about? (I’m only 14, but I want to design some of my classes in high school around this somewhat)
-Any other advice or tips you can give me?
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
The new paradigm in nutrition is to become a “Certified Nutritional Therapist.” This is different than going to school to become a typical nutritionist that is geared toward mainstream schooling that does not address the real issues in nutrition, but is merely a person that supplies diets for specific conditions that are directed by a doctor.
A CNT is a practitioner that tests a person to determine what specific deficiencies exist in that person and then recommends diets and supplements to address those specific deficiencies. They work with doctors, etc. To promote health from a basic nutritional approach to health. They are getting tremendous results and are becoming highly respected in the field of nutrition. There are very few of them at this time and there is a huge need for them. Once you have become proficient in the art, you can expect to get about $100 to 150 per hour.
E-mail me for more information if you are interested.
Dietitians and nutritionists?
I’m very passionate about nutrition and dietetics, and have decided to make this my future career, but when I checked out the salary out of curiosity, I saw that their salaries are sometimes even less than what a teacher gets paid. Not that I care much about the money, but I wish to have a job which I can enjoy and make a good amount of money that I can also use for myself. For traveling, getting a nice house, a car, etc. This has made me indecisive, another thing that I like is dermatology but to be honest, I am afraid to start my studies that will be long and difficult. I want to study something very much related to nutrition and dietetics and that has a better salary… does anyone know any related careers? Or if anyone here is a dermatologist could you provide me with the information I need like classes I need to take and how many years of studying I need? Thank you very much.
Personally, i would just stick with the nutrition and dietetics career. That’s great that you found something you are truly passionate about, and the most important thing is loving your job. Money comes after that.
Help choosing a career?
I cannot choose between becoming a fish biologist or a dietitian. I first wanted to study medicine but the four years of medical school, the internship, and the four plus years of residency pushed me away. Anyway, I am into fitness and I workout daily and I also am very interested in diets and such which is why I thought of a dietitian. My favorite hobby is fishing which I generally do as often as I can which is why I thought of a fish biologist. Salaries do not matter for me, but I want to make sure that I understand exactly what each of these careers do. I heard that nutritionists basically plan meals for patients at hospitals, is this true? I also would like to know what a fish biologist does on the job. If you don’t know the about these careers you can still give me your opinion. Any advice or input would be great thanks in advance!!!
I’m guessing there is a big difference between those two careers
My experience is with finding people medical jobs so I’ll just point you in the right direction to find out more great information about what a dietitian actually does; The American Dietetic Association has a lot of great information I recommend you visit to get a good idea of the job description;http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/index.html
I’ve also included links to actual dietitian job postings to help you get a better idea as to the actual functions.
Good luck in your search!!
I want to be a nutritionist- but the pay is not too great?
I had a Pharmacist and a Physician Assistant in mind, but I really have a passion for nutrition- what nurtures the body, what to eat to fight off diseases, and how to be healthy. The avg salary is 55k per year- and yes the salary IS as important as my happiness within the job-, and I don’t want a job that pays less than 80k per year. Are there any related jobs that you personally think I’d have an interest in with a better pay? Thanks!
Well you of course make the job what you want it to be. Nothing keeps you from being a nutritionist, that is also a personal chef, or a nutritionist that works in a high end health club/spa that deal in private one on one clients. Or a nutritionist that works with in a life extension clinic (everyone there makes big bucks, because people go there to get the cutting edge on nutrition, and lifestyle change) or lectures and gives demos, writes books, etc.
Talking nutrition behind a desk in a clinic, is much different that showing people exactly what needs to be done. Making home visits to revamp people’s lifestyles, starting with one of the main areas of their lives, their kitchen. So really what you make as a nutritionist, really depends on what you bring to the table and the people you plan on educating.
Also you are looking at it as a just JOB where you clock in and out and make a pay check, and hand people sample diets that you hand to ever single person that walks in the door. You will then make that avg buck or less.
If you change your focus and make it your CAREER, something that you have passion about and can motivate others to share that passion, then you will make a difference in other people’s lives.
Also you have to be worth that 80K or more, to people, to get it. So make what you have to offer as a nutritionist, worth that 80K plus!
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