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    I'm torn between two passions of mine, medicine and flying. I feel that I'd have a secure future if I was going to do medicine, but I do wonder if it would get a bit repetitive. On the other hand there is a being a pilot. I wouldn't want to go commercial as I grew up surrounded by the RAF and that's where I'd wish to go if I did pursue this path. Yet, this isn't a very secure job, isn't paid well and is very competitive to get. But it is also something I love!What do you think I should do? I can't decide and it's driving me crazy!
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    (Original post by JenniferKetley)
    I'm torn between two passions of mine, medicine and flying. I feel that I'd have a secure future if I was going to do medicine, but I do wonder if it would get a bit repetitive. On the other hand there is a being a pilot. I wouldn't want to go commercial as I grew up surrounded by the RAF and that's where I'd wish to go if I did pursue this path. Yet, this isn't a very secure job, isn't paid well and is very competitive to get. But it is also something I love!What do you think I should do? I can't decide and it's driving me crazy!
    Imo pilot, which you may or may not make.
    Commercial prospects are very good at the moment, for after you leave the RAF.

    For medicine then it would have to be a vocation imo.
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    (Original post by JenniferKetley)
    I'm torn between two passions of mine, medicine and flying. I feel that I'd have a secure future if I was going to do medicine, but I do wonder if it would get a bit repetitive. On the other hand there is a being a pilot. I wouldn't want to go commercial as I grew up surrounded by the RAF and that's where I'd wish to go if I did pursue this path. Yet, this isn't a very secure job, isn't paid well and is very competitive to get. But it is also something I love!What do you think I should do? I can't decide and it's driving me crazy!
    I don't think being a doctor is repetitive really, there's a lot of scope for getting involved in other things in addition to patient care e.g. research (aviation medicine perhaps?) or medical teaching. What makes you think it would be repetitive? Or at least, more repetitive than the military?

    You could always join the RAF as a doctor btw. Obviously that's not the same as being a pilot, but you would still be involved in an important way.

    Have you done any medical work experience?
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    Wait - out of doctor and pilot you think doctor is the repetitive one??!!
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    becoming a pilot is more repetitive, the amount of checks, pre checks and post checks you have to do to the plane plus you need a certain amount of hours of simulated flying before actually flying a plane regardless of military or commercial, a lot of theory and ground practical tests are involved before you can even touch the plane. By repetitive you probably get bored easily well.. most commercial pilots put on auto pilot during flights and you have to stare at gauges for the entire flight to ensure the plane engines are working fine, pretty sure most pilots would tell you that its a pretty dull life. However you should do medicine only if you think you will enjoy it, forget about the secure future and pay for a second you wont get payed well on your first job. You must enjoy your subject of field, which one of the 2 will make you feel more happy, which one will make you say "today is gonna be a great day at work", decide based on that. But i think you should do a degree of some sort first and then go to flight school.
 
 
 
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