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Becoming a Doctor :: Specialties and Salaries

So you want to become a doctor? Well, first you need to decide what kind? Do you want to be like the doctors and surgeons you see on medical TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs? (Remember that working in a real-life hospital is far less comical and glamorous than Hollywood hospitals). Or do you want to be a specialist?


Doctors and Salaries

Want to make the big bucks? Check out these different types of doctors, along with their average annual salaries according to www.indeed.com (salaries will vary by location):
 

  • Allergist/Immunologist – Doctors who deal with allergies and immune system problems (approx. $160,000)
  • Anesthesiologist – Doctors who put you to sleep before surgery (approx. $87,000)
  • CardiologistHeart doctors (approx. $164,000)
  • Dermatologist – Doctors who treat skin disorders (approx. $81,000)
  • Endocrinologist – Doctors who treat problems with the thyroid and ductless glands (approx. $142,000)
  • General Practitioner – Your family doctor (approx. $104,000)
  • Nephrologist – Kidney doctors (approx. $187,000)
  • NeurologistBrain and central nervous system doctors (approx. $83,000)
  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist – Doctors who deal with pregnancy, childbirth and other female health issues (approx. $81,000)
  • Oncologist – Doctors who treat cancer (approx. $164,000)
  • Otolaryngologist – Ears, nose and throat doctors (also known as an E.N.T doctor) (approx. $164,000)
  • Ophthalmologist – Doctors who treat eye problems that cannot be dealt with by an optometrist (approx. $81,000)
  • PediatricianBaby and children’s doctors (approx. $117,000)
  • Plastic Surgeon – Doctors who perform surgery to fix or alter appearances (approx. $164,000)
  • Psychiatrist – Medical doctors who work with patients with mental illnesses (approx. $85,000)
  • Rheumatologist – Joints, muscles and bones doctors (approx. $137,000)
  • Urologist – Urinary tract doctors (approx. $81,000)

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AimeeJury
AimeeJury posted in Style:
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6thBeatle
Don't worry too, you'll grow up too and live on your own, I noticed that my aunt is unfair to children (except to her child) and I can't wait to be an adult (she's afraid to adults). And when you grow up, don't make revenge to your parents, I know that you still love them. Trust me, things would get worse if you make revenge.
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6thBeatle
I understand you, but those things are worse than my experience. I am a very lonely nerd and I don't have friends. When my mom goes to work she leaves me with my unfair aunt. My aunt is so unfair, she always blames me and ignores my explanations, she always defends my 5 year old cousin even though she's wrong. She's so unfair I wanted to drink bleach or hang myself but I realized that there are more people who love me. When I was months old or maybe 1 year old my dad broke up with my mom because our family doesn't like him because he hurts my mom physically, called my grandpa a liar even though my dad knows how honest he is, and he always blamed things on me when I was a baby. I met him a month ago (maybe), and we were supposed to talk about important thing like if why he left me and other stuff like that, but instead he boasted about being the best pilot in the airport, he did nothing but boast. I never want to meet him again. My problem with my mom is that she hurts me horribly like jumping on my back, and she says hurtful things like she wanted me to die and that she loves her boyfriend (who is a jerk) more than me. I have to admit, I'm the one who started the mess, but that's no way to discipline your child. I apologized to her, but she is still pulling my hair. After we relaxed for about 40 minutes, she apologized. That's it, but my mom is really hard working and is very patient to me (but when it's too much, she gets crazy). There's always a good side of someone. I hope that there are more of your relatives and friends who love you, my advice is to write a letter to your parents, and if it didn't work well, you could always talk to the guidance in your school or your teacher, that's the only one I could think of.
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The way they are doing it is wrong,however it sounds like your parents really love you and really want the best for you. they have faith in you. when you get a 3 if they know that you can get a 4 so they address you want it. not that they don't love you.Your parents were the ones who raised you and introduced you to this life so you should always respect them and think them as your god.
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