Presentation on theme: "Ryan Wiegand 10/5/11 3 rd Hour. The fact is: the world needs doctors. Whether the economy is bad, or oil prices have sky rocketed, everyone always needs."— Presentation transcript:
The fact is: the world needs doctors. Whether the economy is bad, or oil prices have sky rocketed, everyone always needs a doctor. Part of the reason I want to be a doctor is because I wish to help people and find medical problems so that others don’t have to deal with them. The thing that inspired me to become a doctor were all the medical television shows, specifically, House. The series house has helped me to want to become a doctor because in every episode, they have a patient who falls ill to some strange disease and it takes a while for the main character, House to figure out what is causing all these strange effects. I will be researching surgeons and all that they do inside of their job. In order to get a better understanding of this career field I will be researching the nature of work, working conditions, training, qualifications, and advancement, job outlook and earnings.
Surgeons must always complete an operation the correct way. Surgeons diagnose illnesses, prescribe and administer treatment for people. Surgeons specialize in treatment of injuries, diseases, and deformities through operations. Uses a variety of instruments Examine patients, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, and counsel patients on preventive healthcare Fix broken bones, skin, and deformities by performing surgery.
The working conditions of a surgeon are both mental and physical because performing surgery on people is mentally grueling and you need to know what to do physically to fix their problem. The workplace is usually indoor because surgeons work in hospitals. Most surgeons work long irregular hours sometimes fifty hours a week. 90% of surgeons work part-time. The environment would be inside of a hospital so it’s clean with people moving in and out of hallways. But surgeons are inside of an operating room with specialized equipment and complicated instruments.
To get to be a surgeon you must have at least eight years of school and be a resident of the area for 3-8 years. I plan on going to college somewhere that is a good university, not a small two year college. I would need to get a doctorate degree to be a doctor. In high school I should be taking medical classes and health classes. Things like those in high school would get me ready to take more advanced medical classes in college. Skin Cancer
Jobs to be a surgeon are on the rise 22% from 2008 to 2018. It is not very competitive. I would like to work in a hospital somewhere in Colorado, maybe in Denver. Not any place in particular but in Colorado.
My lifestyle goals are to become a neurological surgeon. The average earnings for a surgeon is $186,044 to $339,738. This does fit my goals. My first purchase with this money would be a very expensive car.
My career that I would use as a back up would be a pilot in the Air National Guard. Air National Guards protect the country and do things inside of the country to keep people safe. Air National Guard has tough training and working conditions I chose the Air National Guard because I want to help the country, and I would love to fly a plane.
My feelings on being a Surgeon is that I believe in working on patients to help fix there problems no matter how small the problem may be. I also feel that doctors and surgeons will always be a very important part of our society as a whole and will be needed in the future no matter the economy. I look forward to surgery and operating on people. I do also think it would be a very difficult task to accomplish but I know I could do it. My least favorite thing I’m looking forward to would be using so many tools. If I have to memorize a lot of tools then if I forget what a few names are when it comes time for surgery, I’ll be in trouble. Overall, my learning experience has told me that to be a surgeon means you must train hard, be the best that you can and have strong nerves to be able to work under constant pressure.