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1. Surgeon

Why I've chosen this career because it interested me and I like to help others. A surgeon treats injuries, diseases, and deformities through operations. Some of the challenges of this career are the long hours, doing difficult procedures, and overwhelming responsibility to someone's life. Skills necessary are good motor skills, teamwork, communication, good problem solving, patience, and stamina. To become a surgeon you need four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school leading to a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, and three to eight years of surgical residency at a hospital. Typical working conditions are long hours standing up, overnight hours, on-call, clean spaces, and traveling between offices to hospitals. Work environments are both in clinical and non-clinical settings. Starting salary for this career is usually $66,890, and the average is $407,896 (numbers can vary). This job requires being able to stand for hours, speak clearly, use fingers to grasp/move/assemble small objects. And also to see details that are less than a few feet away, react quickly, etc. Mentally a surgeon should be strong and ready to see blood and death and much more stuff. Reflection: The career that I have chosen is a surgeon. The thing that I like the most about this career is the satisfaction of making someone's life better. And also the salary, starting salary is usually $66,890. If you hit well in being a surgeon your salary can go up from $407,896 or more. Even though the salary looks great the things you have to do during work aren't. You have to stan for hours during procedures, irregular work hours, long night shifts, and mental illness. Anxiety, depression, broken relationships, substance abuse, and suicide are all from the distress surgeons have. Plus it takes a long time of studying to achieve this career. Four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school leading to a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, and three to eight years of surgical residency at a hospital. After looking more into the career it came to mind that it's not as easy as it seems. There are alot of things inside the job that many don't know such as mental illness. Even with all this, I am still interested since I would be helping others. “I still take failure very seriously, but I've found that the only way I could overcome the feeling is to keep on working, and trying to benefit from failures or disappointments. There are always some lessons to be learned. So I keep on working.” - Denton Cooley