Jan 2, 2018
Grey’s Anatomy? House? Scrubs? ER? If you consider yourself a fan of any medical TV show, then one of these occupations might be perfect for you.
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As you’re watching your favorite medical show on television, you might wonder what it would be like to be involved in all of the drama of treating patients and being responsible for someone else’s life. There are healthcare positions that require only a few months of training as well as those that require several years of education and training. If you are interested in the medical field, here are a few interesting careers that might call out to you.
If you like investigating, then you might want to consider being a medical examiner. You work a lot of hours by yourself trying to find out how someone died. This is a career that would be appealing to someone who enjoys mysteries and finding out the truth in order to help a family with questions about a suspicious death or when there are health concerns in the community as well.
Sometimes, taking samples of tissues and bodily fluids is the only way that people can get answers. An interesting career would be collecting those samples to be studied and then submitting them to a sample monitoring system. You’ll be able to see what kind of bacteria or viruses are growing in samples that you collect and how these samples are used to provide knowledge for the medical community.
As a travel nurse, you’ll get to explore an area outside of the hospital. You’ll get to see some of the most interesting and intense medical emergencies. Most of the time, you’ll fly in a helicopter to the scene, but there are times when you can ride in an ambulance. Another way to work as a travel nurse is to drive your own vehicle or a company vehicle to work with clients who are at home or in a nursing home and can’t get to a doctor.
The patient’s life is in your hands, or at least their breathing and ability to go to sleep when you work as an anesthesiologist. This is a career that is rewarding financially and emotionally. You are responsible for ensuring that patients are put to sleep during surgical procedures and that there are no issues that arise during the procedure.
The world of medicine is ever changing. As people get older and new viruses and bacteria are born, there will always be a need for people in the medical field. Explore the options that you have to find what best suits your life and desires.
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Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake.