Are you happy in your careers?

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  1. SilentMagenta profile image71
    SilentMagentaposted 4 years ago

    Are you happy in your careers?

    I'm 21 and a college student I often wonder if my pursuit to be an OB/GYN will be worth it when I get older?

  2. Penny G profile image68
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    No, I am not really happy but I am so close to retirement I will finish it out. I hope to do something fun after this one.

  3. Amanda Howdeshell profile image71
    Amanda Howdeshellposted 4 years ago

    I'm considerably happy with my career as a paralegal, but that's because I chose a career that I knew would fit my personality. For example, I enjoy learning and I get to learn new things every day. I can't stand repetitive work and I get to work on a variety of different things every day.

    On that note, I'm also only 24 and I have been working in this field for 3 years. From what I understand, it's not uncommon for people to switch fields two or three times in their life.

    If you diversify your education enough, you may be able to switch within the medical profession should you ever tire of being an OB/GYN or you could always join the legal field! In all honesty, people with medical training are coveted by medical malpractice or personal injury law firms because they understand how the medical profession works.

    So, in short, if you do pursue the OB/GYN path and eventually decide you don't like it, you still have other options!

    1. SilentMagenta profile image71
      SilentMagentaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well I have 10 years to find out. thank you for the advise.

  4. connorj profile image80
    connorjposted 4 years ago

    I believe it is paramount to find an occupation that you can truly enjoy. After all it will take up the "lion's share" of your time. That is why I refer to it as an occupation and not a career. As I tell my children, complete graduate school and this will most likely serve you well in terms of finding that elusive occupation that enables you to enjoy your occupation... A great test to discern if you like your occupation is to discern if you would indeed retire from it or just continue until you pass on.

    1. SilentMagenta profile image71
      SilentMagentaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I just hope these 10 years are worth it.

    2. connorj profile image80
      connorjposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I believe those 10 years will serve you well and just imagine if you didn't complete those 10 years of grad school would  you not always wonder how life would have been different. "Nose to the grindstone" and you will not be disappointed...


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