Comparing and Contrasting Careers-Medicine and Electrical Engineering


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Comparing and Contrasting Careers-Medicine and Electrical Engineering

There is no doubt that medicine and engineering are some of the most lucrative careers to exist. For centuries now, both careers have continued to attract numerous students that are excited to graduate and venture into the job market as soon as possible. For smart students, making a decision on the career to choose between medicine and electrical engineering can be an uphill task. Careers as a doctor and electrical engineer share both similarities and differences.

One of the common factors that cut across moth careers is that they are both marketable, making them lucrative. There is a growing demand for professionals in both sectors, making it easy for graduates to find a job after graduation. While the competition for doctors and electrical engineers is high, there is hardly a shortage of jobs. One of the differences between both of these careers is in their roles. While a doctor’s main role is to examine, diagnose and treat patients, engineers mainly deal with engines, machines, and public works. Doctors are responsible for people’s health, while engineers’ role is in equipment, buildings, and systems. As regards work environment, while doctors work in clinical and non-clinical settings such as hospitals and clinics, engineers work behind closed doors in industrial plants, office buildings, and laboratories. Worth noting that engineers also work in outdoor areas such as works sites every once in a while. Another difference is that engineers typically work 40 hours a week. On the other hand, doctors tend to have a rigid work schedule. They work outside normal hours and work in shifts and rotating on-call schedules. Another significant difference between a career as an engineer and a doctor is the salary and re-numeration packages. Although salary depends on experience and location, an average doctor makes up to $246, 142 a year while engineers make a national average of $68, 746 a year. While both careers have similarities and differences, they are lucrative in their own unique way.