A friend of mine is studying medicine and trust me her world is bizarre and brilliant at the same time. Tight training hours, voluminous course-works and not-so-appealing visuals are part and parcel of her life. But, that is what she chose and she is quite content with it. During one of our conversations on how diverse her academic and future professional world is, she mentioned about the rising demands of specialists. Of the many things she told me about why one should consider being a specialist, the money factor was quite obvious.
The world of medicine can generate a lot of money, though at the cost of many other things. But, if you specialize further, then you open gates to better opportunities. Based on the aforesaid conversation and what I have read, I have compiled a list of top 5 medical specialists to watch out for. In case you are pursuing medicine or might do so in the future, this article may be of some help to you.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Today, it has become exceedingly common to find patients with affected musculoskeletal systems. In simpler terms, we are talking about problems associated with spines and related internal bodily structures. As a result of the rising numbers of these problems, surgeons are in demand. However, there are many variants of orthopedic surgeons i.e. narrow specialized areas relating to, say, foot or hand. Whatever your choice, there is a lot of demand and you get paid handsomely no matter which country you practice in.
- Invasive Cardiology
If I remember correctly, one of the most common causes of death is cardiovascular problems. It is imperative to maintain and improve the health of your heart; if you do not, you are as good as dead. A specialist in cardiology means that the person is an expert in the assessment and treatment of heart-related problems. They undertake primary procedural work and are the absolute in-charge of your heart and its treatment. There are not many specialists in this field and the number of patients is exceptionally high so it is not surprising that these professionals get paid handsomely.
Kidney stones are what come to my mind when I think about urologists. However, urologists are not just there for the treatment of kidney stones. Urologists deal with the health of your urinary tract, which means they study organs such as the bladder, urethra kidney, and genitals. Being a specialist in urology would mean you are an expert in conducting surgical procedures relating to problems such as bladder infections, oversized prostate, and male infertility.
- Plastic Surgery
There is no doubt that in the following years cosmetic surgeries will take over the world. It is already quite popular in countries such as the United States and South Korea. With the increasing penetration of beauty corrective techniques in other parts of the world and the rising emphasis on aesthetics, plastic surgery will become a much more relevant specialty than it is now. Plastic surgeons specialize in areas of skin grafting, implanting, botox, craniofacial treatments, and whatnot. They are there to correct any body part of yours particularly breasts and face. Because the definition of beauty keeps changing, people want to stay loyal to the changing times and hence, plastic surgeons would always be in demand. So, if you decide to master this field, then you are going to fill up your pockets quite quickly.
The name speaks for itself, but if you still do not get what this field of medicine is all about, let me give you a brief idea. Gastroenterology deals with problems concerning the digestive system. Everything that is produced, goes through, or excluded from this system is what gastroenterologists specialize in. They will be involved in the detection and treatment of problems such as ulcers, diarrhea, and others. Even cancerous growth in digestive tracts such as colon cancer is dealt with by these people. Heard of endoscopy? It is a popular invasive procedure that is commonly used by gastroenterologists. Judging by the nature of their specialty, it is obvious that they are well-paid and treated with high regard. A decision to become a gastroenterologist will bring you a fortune.
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