Advice to a Junior in High School?
peter at engcorp.com
Tue Aug 26 14:06:53 CEST 2003
Jose Rodriguez wrote:
> I agree with another post in that you should look into a real field
> where you might be able to use the computer 'hobby' aspects of it in
> your field. For instance, be a doctor such as an oconologist,
> radiologist, or ear-noste-throat. These are great, high paying
> positions that are becoming extremely computer intensive. I look at
> it from the standpoint of practicality.... you'll never want for a
> job since there has been a demand in most sections of the country for
> the last 30+ years, you'll get paid a ridiculous salary, and have a
> normal work week of 25 - 50 hours.
Getting rather off-topic here, but I can't let this pass. A
recent survey of doctors in the Toronto area showed that something
like 70% of them felt that their work was very high stress, took
them away from their family far too much, and took much more than
25-50 hours. The article I read (sorry, no reference...) also
indicated that the suicide rate among doctors was much higher
than the average.
Never make a job decision based largely on salary... do what you
want to do, and find a way to make it pay enough to live on.
You'll be much much happier in the long run.
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