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Some laymen enjoy helping others, but don’t seriously consider medical school. Hard work does pay off, but only if you’re good at biology in this case. One problem has always been the crazy amount of names to learn.

The thought of SAT exams, medical school and MCAT tests already raise stress levels. It’s no surprise that a large percent of doctors feel stressed. Today, only half of them recommend their career to others. It seemed like a fun career once all the classes and training was done. And, many doctors seemed to be happy by the way they carried themselves.

Not so today! The higher than average salaries probably helped to boost their attitude before the ACA. But, perhaps not so much, today!

So; not everyone is cut out to be a doctor. Although it sounds really cool and we can dream about it as a child, becoming a doctor is not always practical. It is a high-intensity job but with decreasing stature and pay, likely going forward.

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    A recent survey was done by Medscape and WebMD. It is an annual survey where they ask doctors a series of questions. This year, the survey showed that many doctors regret that they decided to become a doctor.

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