Career paths

I was curious today about why some males choose to be gynecologists. So, I googled the question and found an article in New York magazine asking 10 male gynecologists the same question, and read 10 good explanations.

No doubt, every doctor who specializes in one area of medicine has his or her reasons for doing so, just as lawyers who specialize in particular areas of law have their reasons etc.

Indeed, many people chose their fields back in university or even high school.

But some of us may have had an idea of the career we wanted, but found ourselves going down other paths. For example, I thought I wanted to be a criminal lawyer, but fell into the editing whirlpool by circumstance. Not that I mind: I like the newspaper business, and it shares some similarities with law in that journalists are advocates, too — and somewhat more objective than a criminal defence lawyer.

How about you? Is the career you find yourself in now the one you planned back in your school days? Or has destiny put you on other paths, either for good or not so good?

— Jillian

4 thoughts on “Career paths

  1. My nephew is a doctor. In rotations he was expected to select a specialty. During a birth, he thought, if I care more for the mom, then it’s obstetrics, if the infant, pediatrics, but wow, the placenta was fascinating. He selected pathology.

    What gets me is why would anyone want to be a proctologist?


  2. As the oldest child of a physically abused mother, by her husband, as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a cop to help people, like my mother, and stop people, like the biological father.

    After meeting my dating my wife, while in HS, and her father asking what I wanted to do as a career, I found that he also wanted to be a cop, in the beginning, but chose to become a firefighter instead. The more I learned the more I preferred the firefighter career and took that path instead of the law enforcement path.

    Glad I took the firefighter path. I can’t think of doing anything else. It is rewarding everyday.


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