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Many advantages and disadvantages come with being a doctor. Some of the career's most notable rewards and challenges include income, prestige, helping others, job-related stress, long work hours ...


Doctors use subjective and objective standards when choosing to administer medical care, and unfortunately doctors are not perfect. Another disadvantage in being a doctor is that there has been an increase in litigation and malpractice lawsuits. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2005 close to 2,500 malpractice claims were handled.


The long hours, huge student debt, stressful work, and years of educational preparation can deter those not dedicated to the field. However, being a surgeon comes with its fair share of advantages like a high salary, rewarding life work, and actually getting to make a difference in the world.


Only you can decide if the benefits of becoming a doctor would adequately compensate you for the time, money and effort required to earn a medical degree. Being a doctor requires completion of an undergraduate degree, four years of medical school and up to seven years of internships and residency ...


The disadvantages start even before you become a doctor. * You have to study for 5 and a half long years by when most of your other classmates would have started earning. * Out of this 5 and a half years, one year is internship, when you ae workin...


A doctor in the midwest might earn more, spend less, and work less than her equivalent in California. By this token, who would want ever want to live in the Sunshine state? There was a recent post on the White Coat Investor enumerating all of the financial disadvantages of being a doctor in California. Sadly for those in California, those ...


Income. One key disadvantage to family practice is the relatively low income. Although medicine is a field well-recognized for its generous salaries, family doctors earn less than physicians in more specialized fields.


Advantages of being a doctor, Good points of being a doctor: In ideal situations, it is a great profession to be in. Children strive hard to become doctors either because they idolize someone or were inspired by some doctor or were guided by their parents to become doctors.


I remember being asked this and it was the only question I was pushed further on, they just want to know you have a realistic concept of how hard the workload can be and as TC said not being able to cure a lot of the time are certainly important issues..


Dr. Ali responded: Being a doctor. Biggest advantage is the emotional reward that comes out of helping people. Biggest disadvantage is not spending enough time with family & kids.