One of con of being a doctor is that doctors more often than not find themselves doing what is unethical. As professionals, doctors find themselves rubbing the society the wrong way. Society is always against the vices of abortion and euthanasia. Doctors in all parts of the world are always accused of assisting women procure abortions. Sometimes, doctors just find themselves in situations that they can’t help it but assist women do this act. Whether abortions are legal or not, one fact is true; that abortion involves taking away the life of innocent unborn infants. Doctors who assist women procure abortions always have their conscience bothering them.
From the discussion so far, it has been shown that there are benefits and disadvantages associated with being a doctor. In summary, major cons of being a doctor are: deliberate or incidental engagement in unethical issues, stress and long process and debts. Pros of being a doctor include: being in a position to ease pain and save lives and; guaranteed employment coupled with rewarding pay. From these point, a decision can be made as to whether being a doctor is beneficial or not.
At a tender age, children have big dreams of what they would like to become when they grow old. Some dream to be lawyers, pilots, teachers but much desire to be doctors. Whatever kind of professional children dream to become is driven by a number of factors; the main factor that shapes children’s dreams is the environment that they grow in. A child who grows in a rural area may dream to become a teacher because teachers are the highest paid professionals in these areas. Those who grow up in cities may dream to become doctors because many doctors can be found in cities. But is taking a doctor’s profession really beneficial? As part of my stand, I must state that being a doctor may not after all be beneficial. The next sections of the paper will discuss pros and cons of being a doctor and then finally a justification of the stand taken will be highlighted.
As already noted in the introduction paragraph of this paper, being a doctor is not beneficial. Doctors earn decent salaries and their employment is always guaranteed. However, life is not only about money and employment. What is more important in life is happiness and self satisfaction which doctors often lack. Self satisfaction and happiness can only be achieved by being at peace with the society. Doctors contravene societal laws and so they find themselves confronting or being confronted by their conscience for doing what is not approved by the society. In addition, doctors have little leisure time and so they cannot take part in other recreation activities which are important for personal development.
Traditionally, people think of doctors and nurses taking blood samples. While doctors and nurses can, and do, take blood, they have become much too busy to do so on a regular and routine basis; this is where the specialization of Phlebotomy enters the field. Consider the pros and cons of becoming a phlebotomist.