Career as a Civil Engineer, or as a Physician
Hello everyone, I am relatively new to this forum. My name is Domn, I am seventeen, and will be graduating from a community college this June with my AA, and my high school diploma. During my two years at junior college I took a lot of math classes, and am currently in Calculus 2. My math history is as so: Pre-Cal 1: 1.5, Pre-Cal 2: Self Study, Calculus 1: 3.0, and so far I received a 94% on my first Calculus 2 exam, and a 54% on my second exam. For some reason, I did not understand calculus work problems whatsoever, but I know how to take integrals well. I've also taken the second biology course in the biology for majors series, I received a B, but I decided to not continue with the series (last year). My overall college GPA is 3.39, my science GPA is terrible due to my 1.5 in Pre-Cal. I've noticed that my grades are primarily related to my study method, by that I mean I have no study method.
For the majority of my sophomore, and junior years of high school/ start of college, I have had a strong interest in the field of architecture. During my trips through Seattle, the thing that astounded me the most was the artwork, and the look of the buildings, and the design of the city itself. My high school was just rebuilt, and every time I walk past it, I always imagine different ways it could have been designed to be more efficient, and more aesthetically appealing. I really have a drive to push our society into the future whether it be in building design, road design, or railroads. I really love the idea of architecture, but I feel that architecture tends to be more art oriented, where as civil engineering seems more realism oriented. For all of these reasons, in the back of my mind I want to become a civil engineer, but I have read from numerous sources that civil engineering is rough for finding a job.
Another career that I have been looking into has been internal medicine. In particular, I have an interest in infectious disease. My reason for looking at this career is because I like working with, and helping people. I really enjoy problem solving, and love the idea of actually being able to solve different health issues in people. My grades aren't that strong for this line of work however, and I believe that to become a physician, I would have to go to a Caribbean med school.
Overall, money does not matter to me. I am also willing to work internationally so that I can see, and learn more about different cultures in this world, but I am not sure what career I should be pursuing. I love the ideas of creating, and designing things, but at the same time, I want to help people medically. If anyone has any insight into any of these two fields, or work experience in either, I would benefit greatly from your input.