What I Know About The Medical Field

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Upon entering this class, I thought I had a pretty clear understanding of the medical field. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to pursue medicine. I thought for sure I wanted to go through medical and become a doctor of some sort. I was interested in physical therapy or even just a pediatrician. I was really excited to join this class because I still wanted to get an insight on other professions in the medical field. From taking this class, I hoped to have all my questions answered about my future. I hoped to come to the realization of what I wanted to do with my life. With that being said, I feel that this class has exceeded my expectations. This class has helped me understand the many aspects of each health professional that came in to present. I have learned that many professions require exams for the state you wish to practice in, such as dentistry. Many professions also require more schooling than others. Such as a nurse compared to a physical therapist. A nurse may require four to six years of school, while a physical therapist requires six to eight years of schooling. I also learned that in many occupations there is room to change or advance in the field. Such as, for a nurse, one can become a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, or just a nurse that specializes in a specific field. While it might be harder for a doctor to switch professions, they have many different titles, such as physician’s assistant, physician, or pediatrician.

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