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    I keep changing my mind and have no idea what i want to do!
    What ones probably better for my future?
    Bearing in mind, the best paid job and the course which is easier to pass and etc

    Helpp would be appericated as i keep switching..
    and if theres any good other course ideas out there then that would be great too.

    As i have no idea where i want to go in the future tbh, but im condierin dentistry or medicine atm

    Thanksssssss ♥
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    if your confused as to which to chose out of them two, you really have no idea what you are doing to be honest. they are not similar really and i think the best thing to do would be to get some work experience for both medicine and dentistry and then decide.
    and just so you know, in both careers, you can be as well paid as you want and neither of them are "easy" to pass but i guess if your dedicated you will find it easy-ier to pass.
    at the end of the day, the more work you put in, the more you get out.
    but defo get some work experience sorted
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    heyy, yeh dats truee; and once again i guess it goes bk 2 da do what u enjoy/like or what ur gd at..but the thing is u kno how some ppl have a dying passion for something or really hate something; i'm not like that. I don't have a particular interest in any subject - like i'm alright with everything im doing at the moment. Theres nothing i hate, nothing i love; so its really hard for me. And then when it comes to what i'm good at, to be honest - theres nothing im particully weak at ( except for french! and my english isnt as strong as the other subjects ) so yeh. Its a hard decision. Then having typical asian parents wanting me to do medicine and that aswell. But the thing is its not like i have any other inspiration so i don't mind doing medicine that much. Like in chem the other day i was inspired to be a doctor but then sometimes i think actualy no dentistry, so confused!

    Work experience in dentistrys and surgeries are hard to get but yeh i'll look into that, thanks
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    From your posts, I'd wager you'd hate both medicine and dentistry. If you did enter them, you'd enter the professions for the "wrong" reasons.
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    (Original post by n33t)
    I keep changing my mind and have no idea what i want to do!
    What ones probably better for my future?
    Bearing in mind, the best paid job and the course which is easier to pass and etc

    Helpp would be appericated as i keep switching..
    and if theres any good other course ideas out there then that would be great too.

    As i have no idea where i want to go in the future tbh, but im condierin dentistry or medicine atm

    Thanksssssss ♥
    I would say medicine for more wide ranging career prospects, but then I have my own bias. I kept changing my mind for ages, at the end of the day though which one is the one you can convince yourself you prefer? Because if you can't, you won't get in. At least to medicine anyway, its probably similar for dentistry.

    Edit: oh my, 300th post
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    Both are different. But both are VERY hard. If you're looking for an easy ride go and do a degree in film or surfing. Again both are well-paid, but both are in demand. Specialised private doctors are generally better paid than private dentists. But if you can get to that sort of level then money probably isn't your main concern.
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    (Original post by n33t)
    heyy, yeh dats truee; and once again i guess it goes bk 2 da do what u enjoy/like or what ur gd at..but the thing is u kno how some ppl have a dying passion for something or really hate something; i'm not like that. I don't have a particular interest in any subject - like i'm alright with everything im doing at the moment. Theres nothing i hate, nothing i love; so its really hard for me. And then when it comes to what i'm good at, to be honest - theres nothing im particully weak at ( except for french! and my english isnt as strong as the other subjects ) so yeh. Its a hard decision. Then having typical asian parents wanting me to do medicine and that aswell. But the thing is its not like i have any other inspiration so i don't mind doing medicine that much. Like in chem the other day i was inspired to be a doctor but then sometimes i think actualy no dentistry, so confused!

    Work experience in dentistrys and surgeries are hard to get but yeh i'll look into that, thanks
    yeah, i totally know what you mean about the typical asian parents! aha
    but when it comes to something like this, i dont think it is about what you are "alright" with, as this is something that you are going to be doing for the rest of your life!this is going to sound daft, but try to see your self in about 10 years: what would you like to be doing?could you see yourslef as a doctor or a dentist? say you became the average doctor/dentist, would you rather go into work everyday and be happy looking in someones mouth everyday (even though you need to know ALOT more than just how a mouth works) or would you feel that you would much rather be able to work on the whole body and have a range (if you get what i mean)
    there are a HUGE range of things you could do once you have graduated and they may seem kind of smiliar. say you do dentistry, you could go into the surgery side of that, so i guess you could kind of direct it towards something seen more typically as medicine.
    but yeah, i think im going on now and your probably like :lolwut: but the best thing to help you decide is work exp and it is rather difficult to get but im sure, having typical asian parents who probably talk for hours on end to everyone and anyone, they will know a few doctors/dentists that you could possibly ask! butt good luck anyway and sorry for going on
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    no no no to medicine, just do dentistry...trust me you'll be better off stress wise and money wise!
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    (Original post by iceman_jondoe)
    no no no to medicine, just do dentistry...trust me you'll be better off stress wise and money wise!
    yeh lol thats what ive been told and tbh thats what makes me want to do dentistry! because ok i know i make it seem right now, im in it for money and im a boring person with no inspiration lol

    but i dont know..like im not dum and i am willing to put dedication and hard work into whatever i do, like dont get me wrong. Im jus a diversified person - like most people would look at me and no way ever guess im actualy smart...and it still shocks people that dont know me that i want do do medicine or something along the lines of that...

    just what i meant was..like i wos told not to do medicine, because being an asian girl, its long like hard work, comes in the way of having a family, marriage and ****..but my family perosnaly arent typical so i dont really need to think about that if u ask me... as my mum wants me to do medicine....

    but then like what iceman... said its easier ( dentistry ) when compared to medicine! not in general, as everyones aware they both require hard work and have so much competition.

    And like i dont mind you know - im good with talking to people, i like telling people whats wrong with them and whats right and sort of the "know it all" figure but then i alaso wouldn't mind getting all practical and hands on with peoples teeth cos at the end of the day thats all it really is
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    One of the things that attracted me to Dentistry over Medicine, is the flexibility of the career. Once you've qualified as a dentist and done your years VT, then you are a dentist. You don't have to do anymore specialisation if you don't want to and you don't really have to do any further training.
    When you get out of your medical degree, you have to do 2 years of training, and then specialise and do further training and exams in that area/field of medicine. I've heard that the training years are really intense and you have to work all hours and do jobs noone really wants to do. (medics feel free to correct me if i'm wrong).
    That's something to think about.

    Also you can easily be a part time dentist, while still earning enough money. This makes it a good job for women as you can spend a fair amount of time at home with the children if that's something you want to do.

    Ultimately it's your decision. But i would definitely recommend researching both jobs thoroughly, and getting work experience in both sectors.
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    young? :p:

    'ighly impresionable?

    lacking in confidence?:confused:

    dont know what you want in life becos you've never been taught to fink for yourself? :mad:

    doomed to be single forever??


    Then Sign up for this medicine course!! Only £40,000 in costs! (no refunds given).
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    (Original post by n33t)
    I keep changing my mind and have no idea what i want to do!
    What ones probably better for my future?
    Bearing in mind, the best paid job and the course which is easier to pass and etc

    Helpp would be appericated as i keep switching..
    and if theres any good other course ideas out there then that would be great too.

    As i have no idea where i want to go in the future tbh, but im condierin dentistry or medicine atm

    Thanksssssss ♥

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    (Original post by lingual)
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    lol, I know the above sounds really stupid - as I tried to sum it up in a nutshell but to be honest but its not how it sounds..

    Like obviously the decision should not be made on salary and "easiest exam to pass" as both medicine and dentistry are both courses that need a lot of passion and commitment. However lets be real - i do want to know the average salary of a dentist or doctor as as the end of the day, we all work for money. It's nice to do a job you love, something your very passionate about - but obviously a jobs a job and everyone need money.

    Likewise with an exam easier to pass, i know none of them are eas, any phrat knows that. but one may be easier in terms of other e.g. medicine may require a lot of overall knowledge and good memory and one must learn so much at the top of their head. However with dentistry it could be that once the main ideas and principles etc are learnt then its easy to grasp (e.g. more skill based rather than theory).

    I sound really stupid up there, and reading this after some time is actually funny i wrote that; but i didnt mean it as - yeh what pays more and is easier to do, sure i'll get in they're both just the most competitive courses out there.
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    (Original post by n33t)
    lol, I know the above sounds really stupid - as I tried to sum it up in a nutshell but to be honest but its not how it sounds..

    Like obviously the decision should not be made on salary and "easiest exam to pass" as both medicine and dentistry are both courses that need a lot of passion and commitment. However lets be real - i do want to know the average salary of a dentist or doctor as as the end of the day, we all work for money. It's nice to do a job you love, something your very passionate about - but obviously a jobs a job and everyone need money.

    Likewise with an exam easier to pass, i know none of them are eas, any phrat knows that. but one may be easier in terms of other e.g. medicine may require a lot of overall knowledge and good memory and one must learn so much at the top of their head. However with dentistry it could be that once the main ideas and principles etc are learnt then its easy to grasp (e.g. more skill based rather than theory).

    I sound really stupid up there, and reading this after some time is actually funny i wrote that; but i didnt mean it as - yeh what pays more and is easier to do, sure i'll get in they're both just the most competitive courses out there.
    If you're so worried about the pay, why don't you do a bit of research yourself. Have a look on the NHS website.
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    try pharmacy. it is easier to get into and has a good pay (highest graduating pay for any health professional), but like you said your parent expect you to do medicine or dentistry.
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    pharmacy? ahh, but it aint got the same dowry rights, dude.
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    your parents have made a choice for you, now be a good girl and 'follow your dreams'.


    sigh, it's not a decision to be made on a whim or someone elses old impressions.
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    Go for Medicine, it's easier to get into than Dentistry.
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    (Original post by anon2010)
    try pharmacy. it is easier to get into and has a good pay (highest graduating pay for any health professional), but like you said your parent expect you to do medicine or dentistry.
    Thats wrong.
    (Original post by tx222)
    Go for Medicine, it's easier to get into than Dentistry.
    Are you getting rid of competition :p:
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    (Original post by qazwsx123)
    Thats wrong.
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    why do dentists get more? some pharmacists can earn up to 40grand on graduating i mean that is not all but some can.
 
 
 
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