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Nonstressful Medical Career

thegreatgatsbythegreatgatsby Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
edited May 2005 in Careers in Medicine
Is there such thing as a nonstressful medical career?


Is it possible to be, say, a surgeon, AND

- have regular work and eating schedules?

- high salary?

- work "only" 5 days a week, 9 am - 5 pm?

- low stress?
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Replies to: Nonstressful Medical Career

  • PSedrishMDPSedrishMD Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    Dermatology might do the trick. They get to do some limited surgery, work good hours and make above average salaries.
    Stress, per se, comes from the individual, not from the job. I know quite a few really stressed out folks (they might say it's from their job) in pretty laid back jobs; the reverse is true as well.
  • bigndudebigndude Registered User Posts: 1,054 Senior Member
    Any type of medical job nowadays will not let you work 9-5 and have weekends off. Making 10 different posts on this subject will not change the answer. If you want hours like that become a medical researcher, not a doctor.
  • SSJ2MysticGohanX1000SSJ2MysticGohanX1000 . Posts: 282 Junior Member
    Pharmacy might be the answer. They can work part/full time, high salary, relatively low stress, and can get a job anywhere.
  • audiophileaudiophile Registered User Posts: 2,594 Senior Member
    I'm a dentist, have 3 out of 4 (not low stress, but manageable); podiatry and optometry would probably also meet your criteria.
  • glucose101glucose101 Registered User Posts: 5,264 Senior Member
    Radiologists?
  • audiophileaudiophile Registered User Posts: 2,594 Senior Member
    Radiologists?

    High risk of outsourcing.
  • SSJ2MysticGohanX1000SSJ2MysticGohanX1000 . Posts: 282 Junior Member
    Radiologists = high risk of cancer.

    think about all the radiation ur exposed to.
  • bigndudebigndude Registered User Posts: 1,054 Senior Member
    Um, not really, but if you think so... Do you have proof of it.
  • SSJ2MysticGohanX1000SSJ2MysticGohanX1000 . Posts: 282 Junior Member
    where do you think the word "radiologist" come from? RADIATION.
  • bigndudebigndude Registered User Posts: 1,054 Senior Member
    Once again I say proof. The levels of radiation are extremely low level. Also radiologists usually only look at the films, sometimes they actually do them. Xray techs actually do them. Plus you stand outside of the room when it is being done as not to get radiation into you.
  • glucose101glucose101 Registered User Posts: 5,264 Senior Member
    First off, he never said anything about risks!

    Secondly, you are just as prone to health risks as a doctor (bodily fluids, etc.).

    Thirdly, the chances, if you use correct universal precautions, you won't have these problems. (There is some chance, as you probably are going to try to prove, but the reality, it is VERY VERY low. I'm going to say like less than 1%-2%.)

    Fourthly, you will have risks at any job...get over it!

    I'm not an idiot guys, I go to a medical magnet school, and we're lectured about this all the time!
  • bigndudebigndude Registered User Posts: 1,054 Senior Member
    "First off, he never said anything about risks!"-glucose
    Um..........


    "Radiologists = high risk of cancer."
    SSJ2MysticGohanX1000

    Your confusing me.
  • PSedrishMDPSedrishMD Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    We will keep the discussions here civil and totally devoid of any personal insults or the offending posters will vanish.
  • SSJ2MysticGohanX1000SSJ2MysticGohanX1000 . Posts: 282 Junior Member
    1-2% higher risk than the average person is not good. remember that radiation accumalates in the body after a long period. so if you work there for like 30 years, you're in danger.
  • glucose101glucose101 Registered User Posts: 5,264 Senior Member
    I still don't agree with you. Plus, I think you're looking for an easy way out of becoming a doctor.
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