• Question: why it is such a good job

    Asked by james to Neel - Psychiatrist on 28 Jan 2019.
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      Neel Halder answered on 28 Jan 2019:

      Hi James. It you love your job you never have to work a day in your life, as the saying goes. A good job is where you look forward to every day and you leave feeling like you’ve made a difference. Being a psychiatrist is a great job because you end up meeting so many interesting people all with their amazing stories, and you are able to make a difference in their lives. I can’t think of anything more rewarding. You can do something relatively minor but it makes a great difference to them, or you can sometimes end up saving someone’s life. And you get to do this day in day out, and it’s never dull. You can also mix it up and just work with children, or older people, or those that have committed crimes. I also teach at University and do some research so there is lots of scope to find something that suits you.