5 Hidden Benefits of Being a Doctor

Benefits of being a doctor

Doctor’s as we know are treated as “Angels of God” sent to help and heal mankind. Despite heavy commercialisation of health sector around the globe Doctors continues to receive an immense amount of respect and position in society.
One of the noblest professions in the world, the job of a doctor is strenuous and hectic but totally worth it! Here are a few reasons why!

JOB STABILITY

One advantage of becoming a doctor is job stability. As long as there are people, sickness and disease in the world, doctors are needed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 691,000 doctors employed in the United States in 2010 with a prediction of 24 percent increase in that number between 2010 and 2020 which amounts to an increase of 168,300 jobs. Doctors can start their own private practices instead of waiting for a medical facility to hire them. Redundancy is also an alien term in the medical field. Prospects would always grow and employability is certain even when one decides to look for opportunities abroad

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PRESTIGE

Recognition and honour are other advantages that come with being a doctor. Doctors are viewed as lifesavers and get a lot of respect in the community, especially from individuals they provide health care too. Doctors build bonds with families in the community as they help to deliver babies and treat sick loved ones and become family doctors. Since physicians have to specialise in a narrow area such as cardiology or paediatrics, it becomes easy for them to make further discoveries in their areas for the benefit of the society. Sharing health research breakthroughs does not only inscribe a doctor’s name on a recognition plaque but helps to save hundreds of lives that depend on such findings. One of the options a doctor can therefore choose is to teach others through practice or become a medical professor at a medical school.

SAVING THE FAMILY

If a member of a doctor’s family falls sick, they can treat them well. A doctor can easily diagnose and treat ailment of a family member before a disease starts to show symptoms in case of tumours, hereditary diseases etc and measures to prevent disease. A doctor employed by a hospital is generally provided with excellent health insurance coverage for the entire household. As a result, the family can seek medical attention without a large medical bill.

HANDSOME SALARY

The salary of a doctor depends on his degree of specialisation and the years of experience which he or she has but all doctors have very well paying jobs! Salaries can range from 30,000 per month for a doctor who has just finished his MBBS to as high as 2-3 lakh per day for a highly accomplished super specialist.

SOCIAL INTERACTION

You get to meet a lot of new faces daily. Social insulation might never occur to a doctor, as the prevailing equation of demand-supply ratio is in favour of doctors. By meeting strangers every day and offering them a slice of life, as a doctor, one increases one’s chances of blending in life quite easily.

Lipi Patnaik

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