In today’s world, there are a lot of different career paths that one can take. And when selecting one, a point to consider is whether or not that job will remain relevant as technology improves. For example, many types of work have become obsolete with the advent of computer and automation technology, such as factory work and even (to a degree) accounting. So picking a path that will not meet a fate of obsolescence is important.
One path in particular that will probably always be in demand is medicine. People will always need doctors, nurses and other types of medical professionals and technicians. But this is not a path for everyone as some of these specific careers have certain demands.
Take doctors of instance. First of all, it requires a lot of schooling and education to become a doctor. And not only that, you have to be willing to deal with many kinds of people, in varying conditions. Not everything about being a doctor is glamorous (in fact, most of it isn’t), so one has to be willing to deal with the sick, the stubborn, the elderly and the irritable.
The same could be said of nurses and medical assistants. Actually, these have to deal with some of the “dirtier” work involved with patient care on a regular basis. So being a doctor or nurse not only requires the willingness to experience loads of education, study of anatomical models, practice, etc. but also requires the ability to care for people.
If those don’t seem like your cup of tea, there is also the possibility of becoming a technician. These professionals only deal with a particular machine (like x-ray or scanning machines) and have a much more technical function. They are still in demand and can help to make a difference while not having to deal with patients as intimately and the aforementioned positions.