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There are some pretty fantastic careers out there, wouldn’t you agree? Sometimes you can just come across someone who sounds like they have an amazing career. They earn excellent pay, feel passionate about what they do and most importantly enjoy it as well. It’s pretty rare to experience this yourself, but often we can forget just exactly how much hard work has gone into obtaining that career in the first place. With that in mind, here are some of the most sought after jobs you can have and explain just how long it actually takes before you get to do the job you have trained for. Some may surprise you.
Becoming a Lawyer or Solicitor
Do you have a thing for those law shows? Does being a solicitor or lawyer look like an amazing job? Where you stand in court all day arguing for your client, negotiating with the barrister and providing decent evidence. Not only do you have to have confidence and spot patterns or the truth, but you also need to build up ratings so that you can be seen as trusted, it can impact your bottom line in terms of earning potential. The truth is, that is only part of the job, and doing this profession requires extensive knowledge of guess what? The law. So it shouldn’t be surprising that candidates wanting this career can study for six years, if not more if they end up specializing in a particular area.
Training to become a doctor
Many people like the idea of becoming a doctor, or may express their wish of heading to medical school from an early age. However, it isn’t such an easy career to have. Being a doctor is stressful, and your patient’s life and needs can be in your hands. So it shouldn’t be surprising that doctors can train and earn degrees for up to nine years, and that may even be before getting some sort of on-hand experience in a doctor’s surgery or hospital.
Becoming a Neurosurgeon
If you thought training to be a doctor was hard enough, think again. Especially if you place your focus and expertise on some of the most intricate parts of the body, the spine and the brain. Becoming a surgeon is hard enough at around nine to ten years including residency, but a neurosurgeon can be training and earning the knowledge for up to fourteen years. Wow! But in theory you wouldn’t begin your actual career until you were in your thirties, how crazy is that? Guess that is why they can be paid such hefty wages.
Training to be an Astronaut
Flying a plane is something that you can get accredited for within a year, flying into space, however, is a different subject altogether. Training to become an astronaut is not just about the knowledge, but also about the physical aspect of going into space. Therefore you will find that training lasts around three years, but before you can even do that you need extensive flying experience as a pilot. Some would say at least one thousand hours of flying time.
So there you have it, some amazing careers with equally hefty study time to match. Which one would you choose?