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DOCTOR, Lung Specialist: Sensitivity And Empathy Make A Difference

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As a Medical Doctor, it is important to realize that you are making a difference in someone's life and people will share sacred stories with you. Empathy and sensitivity make for a truly successful doctor. The responsibilities of a Doctor include working at the Intensive Care Unit helping the truly sick, or working at the clinic helping those who are more functional and also being an advocate in the community, teaching about diseases. Self-care and becoming well-rounded are important aspects to a college career, as well as following your heart and making the right choice to finding a passionate profession, rather than a simple job.

Degree: Medicine
Job Title: Doctor: Lung Specialist

Job Summary: Physicians and Surgeons

Job Description

Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses in patients. Physicians examine patients, take medical histories, prescribe medications, and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.

On-the-Job Training

Fellowship/residency

Additional Info

All physicians and surgeons must pass a standardized national licensure examination. M.D.s take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). D.O.s take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). For specific state information about licensing, contact your state’s medical board.

Certification Requirement
Required by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$70,000 - $400,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Patience, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Empathy, Organizational skills, Likes working with hands

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m='13310'>I</span> <span m='13560'>really</span> <span m='13820'>enjoy</span> <span m='14090'>my</span> <span m='14300'>job.</span> <span m='14760'>And</span> <span m='15440'>I</span> <span m='15580'>like</span> <span m='15775'>it</span> <span m='15970'>most</span> <span m='16290'>because</span> <span m='16600'>of</span> <span m='16690'>the</span> <span m='16770'>variety</span> <span m='17060'>it</span> <span m='17350'>provides.</span> <span m='18432'>Because</span> <span m='19910'>I</span> <span m='20000'>see</span> <span m='20210'>patients.</span> <span m='21220'>I</span> <span m='21350'>think</span> <span m='21580'>about</span> <span m='22040'>research</span> <span m='22420'>questions.</span> <span m='23100'>When</span> <span m='23270'>I</span> <span m='23440'>get</span> <span m='23670'>a</span> <span m='23900'>chance</span> <span m='24360'>I</span> <span m='24820'>sit</span> <span m='25050'>down</span> <span m='25280'>and</span> <span m='25433'>talk</span> <span m='25586'>to</span> <span m='25740'>the</span> <span m='25810'>community</span> <span m='26290'>about</span> <span m='26590'>asthma.</span> <span m='28520'>That's</span> <span m='29020'>sort</span> <span m='29240'>of</span> <span m='29420'>what</span> <span m='29560'>I</span> <span m='29900'>like</span> <span m='30110'>to</span> <span m='30200'>do</span> <span m='30370'>most.</span> <span m='30880'>I</span> <span m='31010'>don't</span> <span m='31170'>want</span> <span m='31380'>to</span> <span m='31470'>just</span> <span m='31690'>do</span> <span m='31840'>one</span> <span m='32110'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='32369'>I</span> <span m='32680'>also</span> <span m='32810'>take</span> <span m='32970'>care</span> <span m='33100'>of</span> <span m='33160'>patients</span> <span m='33590'>in</span> <span m='33640'>the</span> <span m='33690'>intensive</span> <span m='34170'>care</span> <span m='34400'>unit,</span> <span m='34840'>in</span> <span m='35040'>the</span> <span m='35240'>medical</span> <span m='35440'>intensive</span> <span m='35640'>care</span> <span m='35860'>unit.</span> <span m='36110'>So</span> <span m='36360'>I</span> <span m='36450'>see</span> <span m='36620'>patients</span> <span m='37560'>in</span> <span m='37750'>the</span> <span m='37890'>clinic</span> <span m='39170'>who</span> <span m='39265'>are</span> <span m='39360'>doing</span> <span m='39630'>fairly</span> <span m='39950'>well,</span> <span m='40230'>or</span> <span m='40350'>if</span> <span m='40470'>they're</span> <span m='40610'>not,</span> <span m='40880'>they</span> <span m='41022'>need</span> <span m='41165'>some</span> <span m='41307'>improvement.</span> <span m='41450'>And</span> <span m='41683'>I</span> <span m='41917'>see</span> <span m='42150'>people</span> <span m='43320'>doing</span> <span m='43480'>very</span> <span m='44100'>poorly</span> <span m='44570'>but</span> <span m='44930'>I'm</span> <span m='45082'>talking</span> <span m='45540'>with</span> <span m='45690'>their</span> <span m='45790'>families</span> <span m='46019'>and</span> <span m='46248'>giving</span> <span m='46477'>them</span> <span m='46706'>what</span> <span m='46935'>they</span> <span m='47164'>need.</span> </p><p><span m='48080'>So</span> <span m='48410'>my</span> <span m='48860'>days</span> <span m='49480'>are</span> <span m='49650'>divided</span> <span m='50120'>up</span> <span m='50280'>week</span> <span m='50480'>by</span> <span m='50700'>week.</span> <span m='51700'>And</span> <span m='51860'>then</span> <span m='52010'>in</span> <span m='52100'>between</span> <span m='52700'>I'm,</span> <span m='53190'>like</span> <span m='53416'>I</span> <span m='53642'>said,</span> <span m='54094'>doing</span> <span m='54546'>some</span> <span m='54998'>advocacy</span> <span m='55450'>and</span> <span m='55902'>education.</span> <span m='56810'>And</span> <span m='57140'>this</span> <span m='57490'>has</span> <span m='57700'>evolved</span> <span m='58220'>over</span> <span m='58450'>time.</span> <span m='58810'>It's</span> <span m='58940'>been</span> <span m='59320'>about</span> <span m='59860'>10</span> <span m='60090'>years</span> <span m='60300'>in</span> <span m='60370'>the</span> <span m='60460'>making</span> <span m='60780'>that</span> <span m='60930'>I</span> <span m='61010'>found</span> <span m='61360'>this</span> <span m='61520'>right</span> <span m='61820'>niche.</span> <span m='63690'>And</span> <span m='63970'>what</span> <span m='64200'>I</span> <span m='65050'>like</span> <span m='65280'>about</span> <span m='65610'>it</span> <span m='65730'>is</span> <span m='65890'>that</span> <span m='67190'>you</span> <span m='67320'>can</span> <span m='67470'>sort</span> <span m='67640'>of</span> <span m='67770'>have</span> <span m='67970'>an</span> <span m='68060'>idea</span> <span m='68320'>what</span> <span m='68510'>you</span> <span m='68600'>want</span> <span m='68860'>to</span> <span m='68940'>do,</span> <span m='69090'>but</span> <span m='69280'>it</span> <span m='69380'>can</span> <span m='69550'>change.</span> </p><p><span m='72100'>I</span> <span m='72230'>went</span> <span m='72540'>directly</span> <span m='72880'>from</span> <span m='73070'>high</span> <span m='73210'>school</span> <span m='73540'>into</span> <span m='74490'>college.</span> <span m='75430'>And</span> <span m='75720'>I</span> <span m='75770'>kind</span> <span m='76040'>of</span> <span m='76100'>knew</span> <span m='76320'>that</span> <span m='76490'>if</span> <span m='76640'>I</span> <span m='76720'>stopped</span> <span m='77180'>I</span> <span m='77420'>didn't</span> <span m='77780'>know</span> <span m='77920'>if</span> <span m='78050'>I'd</span> <span m='78360'>keep</span> <span m='78550'>going.</span> <span m='78920'>So</span> <span m='79040'>I</span> <span m='79120'>just</span> <span m='79300'>kept</span> <span m='79520'>right</span> <span m='79700'>on</span> <span m='79900'>going,</span> <span m='80220'>really</span> <span m='80500'>kind</span> <span m='80880'>of</span> <span m='80970'>put</span> <span m='81030'>my</span> <span m='81090'>nose</span> <span m='81410'>to</span> <span m='81510'>the</span> <span m='81600'>ground,</span> <span m='82020'>and</span> <span m='82490'>kept</span> <span m='82760'>studying.</span> <span m='83950'>But</span> <span m='84340'>really</span> <span m='84580'>enjoyed</span> <span m='84820'>the</span> <span m='84960'>college</span> <span m='85280'>experience</span> <span m='85880'>too.</span> <span m='86120'>So</span> <span m='86270'>definitely</span> <span m='87160'>don't</span> <span m='87370'>just</span> <span m='87840'>stick</span> <span m='88110'>to</span> <span m='88380'>one</span> <span m='88730'>subject.</span> <span m='89250'>I</span> <span m='89490'>did</span> <span m='89570'>music,</span> <span m='90210'>and</span> <span m='90830'>just</span> <span m='91480'>be</span> <span m='91650'>more</span> <span m='91870'>rounded</span> <span m='92365'>if</span> <span m='92520'>you</span> <span m='92755'>can.</span> <span m='93210'>Take</span> <span m='93410'>care</span> <span m='93580'>of</span> <span m='93650'>yourself.</span> <span m='94070'>Exercise,</span> <span m='94650'>eat</span> <span m='94870'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='95990'>And</span> <span m='96220'>then</span> <span m='96480'>I</span> <span m='96560'>went</span> <span m='96900'>to</span> <span m='97658'>a</span> <span m='98076'>medical</span> <span m='98494'>school.</span> <span m='99330'>And,</span> <span m='99710'>really</span> <span m='100000'>what</span> <span m='100170'>I</span> <span m='100380'>liked</span> <span m='100650'>about</span> <span m='100980'>that</span> <span m='101350'>is</span> <span m='101415'>that</span> <span m='101480'>you</span> <span m='101620'>just</span> <span m='101800'>learn</span> <span m='103050'>more</span> <span m='103340'>and</span> <span m='103420'>more</span> <span m='103930'>about</span> <span m='104260'>science.</span> <span m='104660'>But</span> <span m='104810'>then</span> <span m='104980'>more</span> <span m='105085'>and</span> <span m='105190'>more</span> <span m='105360'>about</span> <span m='105620'>getting</span> <span m='105850'>comfortable</span> <span m='106260'>with</span> <span m='106460'>people.</span> <span m='106730'>You</span> <span m='106833'>have</span> <span m='106936'>to</span> <span m='107040'>listen</span> <span m='107195'>to</span> <span m='107350'>people</span> <span m='107710'>and</span> <span m='107820'>their</span> <span m='107970'>stories.</span> <span m='108630'>You'll</span> <span m='108830'>be</span> <span m='108950'>amazed</span> <span m='109320'>at</span> <span m='109380'>how</span> <span m='109520'>much</span> <span m='109820'>you</span> <span m='109960'>can</span> <span m='110100'>learn</span> <span m='110240'>about</span> <span m='110610'>a</span> <span m='110790'>person,</span> <span m='110970'>the</span> <span m='111310'>stories</span> <span m='111510'>they'll</span> <span m='111710'>tell</span> <span m='112080'>you,</span> <span m='112340'>things</span> <span m='112770'>that</span> <span m='112930'>they'd</span> <span m='113110'>never</span> <span m='113370'>tell</span> <span m='113550'>anybody</span> <span m='114030'>else.</span> <span m='114290'>And</span> <span m='114440'>it's</span> <span m='114590'>just</span> <span m='114810'>a</span> <span m='114860'>real</span> <span m='114910'>sacred</span> <span m='115215'>kind</span> <span m='115520'>of</span> <span m='115820'>job in</span> <span m='116220'>that</span> <span m='116420'>way.</span> </p><p><span m='117790'>And</span> <span m='118160'>what</span> <span m='118320'>motivated</span> <span m='118920'>me</span> <span m='119070'>to</span> <span m='119170'>do</span> <span m='119320'>this</span> <span m='119610'>was</span> <span m='120870'>I</span> <span m='120990'>was</span> <span m='121170'>always</span> <span m='121690'>worried</span> <span m='121990'>about</span> <span m='122510'>people</span> <span m='122820'>who</span> <span m='122980'>are</span> <span m='123090'>suffering,</span> <span m='123650'>and</span> <span m='123740'>I</span> <span m='123830'>wanted</span> <span m='124140'>to</span> <span m='124220'>make</span> <span m='124420'>a</span> <span m='124470'>difference.</span> <span m='124840'>I</span> <span m='124920'>was</span> <span m='125000'>afraid</span> <span m='125130'>that</span> <span m='125380'>I</span> <span m='125500'>couldn't</span> <span m='125790'>do</span> <span m='125990'>it</span> <span m='126090'>because</span> <span m='126300'>I</span> <span m='126390'>was</span> <span m='126550'>very</span> <span m='126760'>sensitive.</span> <span m='127070'>And</span> <span m='127225'>I'd</span> <span m='128090'>cry</span> <span m='128180'>at</span> <span m='128405'>a</span> <span m='128630'>Kleenex</span> <span m='129060'>commercial.</span> <span m='129770'>But</span> <span m='130080'>I</span> <span m='130160'>found</span> <span m='130440'>that</span> <span m='130820'>that</span> <span m='130863'>was</span> <span m='130906'>the</span> <span m='130949'>kind</span> <span m='131180'>of</span> <span m='131290'>person</span> <span m='131545'>that</span> <span m='131672'>should</span> <span m='131800'>be</span> <span m='132015'>in</span> <span m='132230'>this</span> <span m='132445'>field,</span> <span m='133090'>and</span> <span m='133310'>empathy</span> <span m='133550'>is</span> <span m='133790'>so</span> <span m='134040'>very,</span> <span m='134420'>very</span> <span m='134680'>important.</span> <span m='135520'>You</span> <span m='135640'>feel</span> <span m='135850'>like</span> <span m='136010'>you're</span> <span m='136150'>really</span> <span m='137990'>feeling</span> <span m='138370'>what</span> <span m='138560'>you're</span> <span m='138680'>doing.</span> </p><p><span m='139480'>And</span> <span m='139650'>then</span> <span m='139780'>I</span> <span m='139830'>guess</span> <span m='140150'>what</span> <span m='140350'>I</span> <span m='140790'>wish</span> <span m='141080'>I</span> <span m='141250'>knew</span> <span m='142010'>is</span> <span m='142890'>that</span> <span m='143330'>you</span> <span m='143550'>can</span> <span m='143680'>not</span> <span m='143950'>make</span> <span m='144210'>the</span> <span m='144300'>wrong</span> <span m='144570'>choice</span> <span m='144930'>if</span> <span m='145020'>you</span> <span m='145130'>follow</span> <span m='145480'>your</span> <span m='145720'>heart,</span> <span m='146530'>that</span> <span m='147140'>something</span> <span m='147390'>that</span> <span m='147600'>feels</span> <span m='147720'>right.</span> <span m='148120'>Just</span> <span m='148165'>keep</span> <span m='148210'>following</span> <span m='148750'>what</span> <span m='148940'>feels</span> <span m='149270'>right,</span> <span m='149560'>and</span> <span m='149615'>what</span> <span m='149670'>really</span> <span m='149960'>makes</span> <span m='150160'>you</span> <span m='150230'>feel</span> <span m='150410'>like</span> <span m='150650'>it's</span> <span m='150730'>more</span> <span m='150810'>than</span> <span m='151060'>just</span> <span m='151520'>a</span> <span m='151665'>job.</span> <span m='152260'>Sure</span> <span m='152590'>you'll</span> <span m='152800'>make</span> <span m='152970'>a</span> <span m='153220'>living,</span> <span m='153620'>but</span> <span m='153810'>if</span> <span m='153930'>you</span> <span m='154030'>feel</span> <span m='154273'>like</span> <span m='154516'>you're</span> <span m='154678'>making</span> <span m='154840'>a</span> <span m='155002'>difference,</span> <span m='155488'>and</span> <span m='155974'>at</span> <span m='156136'>the</span> <span m='156298'>end</span> <span m='156460'>of</span> <span m='156622'>the</span> <span m='156784'>day</span> <span m='156946'>that</span> <span m='157067'>you</span> <span m='157189'>feel</span> <span m='157310'>like</span> <span m='157432'>I've</span> <span m='157675'>really</span> <span m='157918'>done</span> <span m='158161'>everything</span> <span m='158404'>I</span> <span m='158566'>can</span> <span m='158728'>do</span> <span m='158890'>to</span> <span m='159376'>make</span> <span m='159619'>a</span> <span m='159862'>difference</span> <span m='160348'>in</span> <span m='160591'>someone's</span> <span m='160712'>life,</span> <span m='160834'>even</span> <span m='161077'>if</span> <span m='161320'>it's</span> <span m='161563'>just</span> <span m='161806'>listening</span> <span m='162292'>to</span> <span m='162535'>them</span> <span m='162778'>or</span> <span m='163021'>holding</span> <span m='163264'>their</span> <span m='163507'>hand,</span> <span m='163750'>any</span> <span m='163912'>sort</span> <span m='164074'>of</span> <span m='164236'>profession.</span> </p><p><span m='164722'>If</span> <span m='164966'>you</span> <span m='165210'>do</span> <span m='165335'>it</span> <span m='165460'>with</span> <span m='165600'>your</span> <span m='165740'>heart</span> <span m='166850'>you'll</span> <span m='167020'>feel</span> <span m='167430'>good</span> <span m='167670'>about</span> <span m='167950'>it</span> <span m='168020'>and</span> <span m='168830'>you'll</span> <span m='169450'>fall</span> <span m='169705'>like</span> <span m='169960'>a</span> <span m='170050'>marble</span> <span m='170660'>into</span> <span m='170960'>a</span> <span m='171060'>hole,</span> <span m='171315'>or</span> <span m='171400'>a</span> <span m='171485'>golf</span> <span m='171570'>ball</span> <span m='171900'>into</span> <span m='172030'>a</span> <span m='172180'>hole.</span> <span m='172820'>You'll</span> <span m='173020'>find</span> <span m='173800'>right</span> <span m='174060'>where</span> <span m='174165'>you</span> <span m='174270'>need</span> <span m='174480'>to</span> <span m='174560'>be</span> <span m='175110'>at</span> <span m='175180'>what</span> <span m='175400'>time.</span> <span m='175690'>And</span> <span m='175760'>that</span> <span m='175940'>hole</span> <span m='176120'>may</span> <span m='176300'>change</span> <span m='176680'>over</span> <span m='176860'>time.</span> <span m='177340'>Things</span> <span m='177530'>are</span> <span m='177640'>always</span> <span m='178080'>changing.</span> <span m='178350'>We're</span> <span m='178620'>always</span> <span m='178890'>learning.</span> <span m='179730'>So</span> <span m='180340'>just</span> <span m='180590'>follow</span> <span m='180850'>your</span> <span m='181140'>passion.</span> </p>","file":{"id":167979,"video_id":"2700324350001","name":"121482284","duration":182508,"thumbnail_url":null}});