Can You Cut It?
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The medical field is an always in demand job market, that has a consistent history of good salaries. There are many jobs in the medical field which do not require years of exhaustive training and study as well. However, the in order to be successful in the medical field it is important to understand if you have the personal traits required to carry out this type of job. The medical field needs individuals of a certain personality and character. The following are traits necessary to be successful in this field.
Strong Communication Skills
The medical field requires strong communication skills because miscommunication can lead to poor treatment of someone’s illness. This can negatively affect their health or worse. Those in the medical field must be able to listen in order to obtain important information from patients and they must be able to share information clearly with other staff or with the patient.
The medical field is one of the most stressful types of careers because you are dealing with people who are in pain, sick or worried about a loved one who is suffering. It is necessary for those in the medical field to handle stress well and know how to handle others who are not handling stress well. Stress tolerance also includes the traditional “strong stomach” that is associated with those in the medical field.
Empathy is a crucial trait for success in this field because other people will be in your care. It is important that those in the medical field be able to show empathy to the ones they are caring for so that mistreatment and abuse do not take place. Individuals who do not like interacting with others or who do not like dealing with other people’s problems will not thrive in this type of career.