Love the Medical Field? How to Start a Career in a Great Industry

Getting started in the medical field is one of the best career decisions that an individual can make. There are thousands of new jobs that open up every year in this field. You simply need some rigorous formal education in the subject, as well as some clinical practice in order to become professionally trained. You have a vast array of choices when it comes to which profession in the medical field you want to choose. You may decide to become a medical assistant, a nurse or even a practicing physician. We have outlined two of the best options for working in the medical field below and their perks.


Becoming a Registered Nurse is an excellent decision when it comes to choosing your career. Registered nurses make an excellent salary and work flexible schedules. More often than not, a registered nurse will have a lot of the working knowledge that a doctor has without the formal Master's Degree education. If you want to work as a registered nurse, you need to go to school for a good 2 years. In this studying, you will learn about human anatomy and physiology, as well as all the other inner workings of the body that you need to know in order to practice as a nurse. Your schedule is a nurse will be excellent, as you are likely to work two or three days in a row and then have the rest of the week off.

Dental Assisting

You may choose to do a shorter amount of schooling in order to become a dental assistant. Dental assistants offer assistance to the dentist him or herself. They often will set you up in your chair at the dentist and do preliminary screenings before the actual dentist comes out to do the work. The dental assistant may also bring the dentist tools or equipment to use for your procedure. Dental assistant training usually takes a year or more.

Both of these professions are excellent choices for long-term career. Should you go into nursing, you will have a flexible 2 to 3 day schedule and a good salary. Should you go into dental assistant, you will work a regular 9:00 to 5:00 schedule with the opportunity for time off. Both of these careers afford you a professional work setting and a respectable position in the workplace, so there is no better time to get started on your education than now.

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