Either a Heart Surgery or a Psychiatrist

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When I was filling out the questionnaires about possible career opportunities, cardiac surgery and psychiatry were the jobs that I liked the most within the career field best suited for my interests. The first, cardiac surgery falls in the health science field. Demand for the profession has steadily increased over the years, but different experts predict that as the baby boomer population ages, the demand for cardiac surgeons is dramatically increasing. The number of people over age 65 is expected to double in the next 20 years, from 35 million to more than 70 million. By 2025, the researchers say, there could be a 46 percent increase in the demand for cardiothoracic surgeons, but a drop of at least 21 percent in the number of available surgeons. This means that in addition to the increasing number of members of the older population, the number of trained and available surgeons is on the decline. There are no geographic restrictions on the availability of surgeons. They are needed everywhere in the world at any time. Where ever there are people, surgeons must be available to provide needed health care assistance. Also, the workload is not affected by seasons, as people tend to need medical care year-round. The time commitment for cardiac surgery is almost overwhelming. Doctors must be at the hospitals for long hours to make sure patients in need are treated. They often work late nights and early morning hours. The physical demands that one must meet in order to become a

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