What is life like as a doctor?

There is no one single answer which will describe what life is like as a doctor.  There are many different types of doctors and the lifestyle of each can be dramatically different. 
As a doctor, you will likely make above average income compared to the general population.  You will hold a respected position in society, others will look up to you for guidance and advice on their health.  Regardless of what type of doctor you are, you will likely be dealing with patients at your work.  You will be making diagnoses and manage the patients so that they can get well. There are many different setting in which a doctor can work in:

  1. Hospital
  2. Private clinic. 
  3. University at an academic physician, which involves teaching
  4. Medical research
  5. Administration

As doctors are also human being, you will and should take your annual holidays.  You need to have time to spend with your family and friends and you need to eat well to stay healthy.  Stress is very common among doctors.  Imagine hearing patients complain day in and day out for many years.  You will need to find a way to do something that you enjoy in your free time to reduce stress. 

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