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Engineers VS Medical doctors

View Poll Results: Which group has better life satisfaction?
Engineers 86 54.78%
Medical Doctors 71 45.22%
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  #41 Old 08-05-2007 Default

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Originally Posted by Fourthshifter
this thread is turning from who has happier, more satisfying life thread,

to who is better thread
it changes into 'who is superior' thread.
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  #42 Old 12-08-2007 Default

de ans 4 de Qs differ from one to de other. it really depends on hw u define satisfaction of life.

if u ask me, then i would say...can't really tell. doctors save lifes everyday, n dat's a great satisfaction to me. but i dun think it's enuf.

personally, i would prefer engineers (chem n environmental), only if they can do sth good to everyone, both humans n de environment, without harming de innocent lifes of de animals.

if u compare both doctors n engineers, it would be like comparing fire n knife. if we use fire de correct way, then it's good 4 all. so is knife. but if u abuse it, then it's destruction to all.
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  #43 Old 15-08-2007 Default

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most of the time, Engineers work in a team of almost equally qualified experts.

Doctors are not very often (esp those u see sitting at clinics ones) working in a team, not in all cases, and his teammates are just some nurses. Compare to the bling bling teamwork by Engineers, I believe doctors team is not very cool nor interesting.

Engineers are more satisfied at work.
I'm sorry, but you are wrong. Most of the time, doctors work in a team of professionals too. There are many behind the scene communications going around with every consultation. There's constant communication between every stakeholders that's taking care of a patient. This is not obvious when you see a GP for small problems, but when you have major issues like cardiac problems, etc. Your GP will have to collate data with your cardiologist and discuss the best outcome.

I suggest you try to go to a hospital one day and observe the amount of teamwork that they have to carry out. In a surgery for example, there's a whole lot of people involved in the care of 1 person, and within that care every person uses their expertise to cover each other's deficiencies, making the care of the patient comprehensive and effective. In the surgery example, we have the surgeon collating information with the anesthetist, the VMOs, the nurses, the GP, the cardiologist, the physiologist, the hospital admins, etc.

If that's not enough, in Oncology (cancer) care, there's a whole lot more teamwork processes involved. Assuming you have Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma for example, you'll be seen by a whole team of health professionals ranging from clinical professionals to allied health professionals. You have the haematologists, the oncologist, the radiologists, the specialist nurses, the pharmacists, the physiotherapists, the occupational therapists, the dietician, the GP and many other health care professionals. Within each case, information sharing and consensus on treatment is an utmost importance to maximise the care given to the patient.

Doctors don't try to be cool or interesting in our teams. We just want the best outcome for the patients. We're not that shallow in thinking

About job satisfaction, i believe it's very subjective to the person. If you get satisfaction by building something, then engineering is the one for you. But as doctors, our satisfaction comes from getting the smile out of a patient that was crying in pain earlier, or of course for some, looking at the cash flow that they get.

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no engineers:
No cars for you to drive,
no high rise buildings for you to life and enjoy the view from
no airplanes for you to take to travel to the other countries
no boats for you to take to the various pulaus in malaysia
no computers for you to surf ReCom.

etc etc etc...
Lol! For those emergency cesarean born engineers that believed in this, you survived because of the doctors that took you out.
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  #44 Old 15-08-2007 Default

The thread is about life satisfaction.
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  #45 Old 15-08-2007 Default

The thread is flawed in the first place.

Life satisfaction is SUBJECTIVE to the individual.

A person can be a trash collector and still feel satisfied with his life. "Hey, i'm cleaning up the world!"

A person can be a police and be satisfied with his life. "I'm making the place safer!"

So, there's not much of a point in the argument/discussion.

It all boils down to what you want to do with your life. And in fulfilling your goals, you should get more satisfaction.
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  #46 Old 15-08-2007 Default

this is opinion discussion
and the career affects private life
doctors have long working hour and that affects private life. Hence, it affects life satisfaction.
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  #47 Old 16-08-2007 Default

this is a biased poll. youre asking msians to choose between a medical doctor, and a non medical doctor job? the answer is rather expected, as the results of the poll has shown.
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  #48 Old 16-08-2007 Default

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this is a biased poll. youre asking msians to choose between a medical doctor, and a non medical doctor job? the answer is rather expected, as the results of the poll has shown.
initially, the result is different.
After some topic distortion, the result changed
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  #49 Old 16-08-2007 Default

oh, i always do polls without reading the topic discussions first, i just put down my answer immediately after reading the poll question. i just dun like to read or get influenced by ppl's opinions to sway mine, especially in such a trivial thing as polls, god forbid i'd be so indecisive in other bigger matters if even answering a poll question i need ppl's "guidance". i'm not sporean you know.

maybe the initial result wasnt as such because the sample size wasnt that big to begin with to get a "real" picture?
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  #50 Old 16-08-2007 Default

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this is opinion discussion
and the career affects private life
doctors have long working hour and that affects private life. Hence, it affects life satisfaction.
You are telling me that engineers have short working hour? It depends on which field you are in and which company you goes to, really. My sister who is a doctor usually goes home at 6 (although there are certain night shifts), and my brother, a computer engineer used to come home at 9 or 10 almost every day.
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