Cost of studying as a doctor or a Nurse

Published: 21st July 2009
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When you want to get into the health care profession, you'll have to go to school. What you want to do in that profession, where your interests lie, and the cost of your education will all be things that you'll have to consider. Nurses and doctors are the most common jobs that people study for when they get into the medical field, but nursing education does not cost as much. However, nurses do not make as much, either, so that's something that has to be taken into consideration. For people who are just determined to be doctors, the cost of medical school can come as a shock, but that won't stop them from trying to get any financial help or aid that they can get so that they are able to fulfill their dreams. The average cost of schooling is between 25,000 and 50,000 pounds, and some doctors, depending on their specialties, go to school for between five and ten years. It's easy to see why not a lot of people do it. The cost and the commitment that are required are not for everyone. For the people who feel very passionate about it, though, they will figure out a way to pay for it and they will be repaying their loans with the very nice salary that they are earning as doctors once they graduate.

For nurses, the costs are not as painful. They are more confusing, though, because there are many different types of nurses. The first step toward getting into nursing is obtaining a degree or certificate in it. Many places now want to see a bachelor's degree, and the cost of that will vary depending on which school you get it from. Others who are in the nursing profession elect to go even farther and they get masters degrees in nursing and study to become nurse practitioners. Any time you study to get another degree or certification the cost will rise, but it won't rise into the thousands of pounds that you'll be paying out to become a doctor. Of course, the salary that a nurse gets is not the same as the salary that a doctor gets, either. It's something worth considering along with the treatment by others in the community, the prestige factor, and other issues. Some people don't care about these things, but other individuals find them very important, and they can be a deciding factor.

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This article was written by Tom Sangers on behalf of Maydayhealthcareplc.co.uk who are a Nursing Agency based in London.


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