What could i do in the medical field?
My question is what type of career in the medical field should i choose?i have a mild learning difference .and im very hard on my self and i have a high school diploma also.i REALLY love human anatomy ,one of my other talents is i can draw medical devices like otoscope,stethoscope,iv bags,blood bags,iv poles,human body,oxygen mask &ambu masks,Iv set up tubing,foley cath,syringe,human heart,blood pressure cuffs(all sizes),pulse ox monitor ,cardiac montor (with ECG waves).i remember medical words and meanings and i know alot of human anatomy terms too which I love talking about human anatomy all the time(people hate that).i see this stuff i my brain because my father died of canser when i was nine and i has around a lot of this stuff in hospitals.im a good people person ,caring,loving,understanding,listens to people.i want to get it to something i would enjoy other than choosing Medical doctor or RN or paramedic any ideas ?please kind words also!
Ah so you have love for the medical arts too eh? It runs in my family (I am a CNA my dad is a family practice doctor and my uncle is a retired surgeon. I have a few cousins who are RNs and my mom used to be a RN. My question to you is how much dedication to schooling are you willing to go into the medical field?
To be a Certified Nurses Assistant, a Certified Medical Assistant, or Phlebotomist it will be less than one year in college (to be a CNA I took classes from October to December including clinicals and that was all I needed). You can become a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practicing Nurse with 2-year or 4-year nursing degrees. You can become a Physicians Assistant in 6 years. A Nurse Practitioner is 8 years and to become a doctor, it’s 8-11 years (4 college, 4 med school, 3+ residency). The years to be a doctor vary on the type of doctor you wish to be. Example my father is a Family Practice Physician he took about 8 years to become one, because it is a general practice but say a person going into neurology might need more schooling because they are specializing in a specific field. Right now I’m a CNA and for now that works, but when I am able I plan to go back to school to work my way up the medical ladder to become a Speech Pathologist. Good luck!
Since you are able, and like to draw medical devices I would suggest getting a bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering. You could work for a Biomedical Engineering firm and design new devices used for medical purposes.