Quiz: Medical Professions
January 21, 2021
Mostly A’s – You might like to work in a hospital setting
You like a faster-paced environment and don’t mind long hours or a changing schedule, because it’s the important work you do
that’s rewarding. Some paths you may be interested in include surgery, nursing, obstetrics, anesthesiology, or occupational
Mostly B’s – You might like to work in a general, clinical setting
You want to know a bit about everyone and you really care about helping people. In this area, you will be able to see people of
all ages, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds, and help them to get better over time. Possible careers include: family practitioner, medical assistant, pharmacist, or other general medical jobs. You may also consider teaching medicine to students or residents later in your career.
Mostly C’s – You might like specializing in a certain area of medicine
You might feel more comfortable knowing all there is to know about a particular medical field. Doctors like otolaryngologists,
psychiatrists, chiropractors, cardiologists, and gastroenterologists specialize in their chosen field and take care of patients struggling with very specific problems. If you are particularly fascinated with one specific branch of medicine, there are many more potential careers than listed that you could check out!
Mostly D’s – You might like a career in public health
If you got mostly D’s, maybe working in a hospital or clinic isn’t right for you! Many other fields require less hands-on work but are just as important, like a career in public health, biostatistics or epidemiology. If throughout the pandemic, you’ve been following Dr. Anthony Fauci and thinking about how you could improve Department of Health guidelines, this field could be your best way of making a difference.
This piece was originally published in Inkwell’s Health Issue.