Dentists are in charge of preventing and treating problems with teeth or mouth tissue. With thorough physical examinations and the assistance of x-rays dentists have the ability to diagnose cavities, broken or diseased teeth and gum disease. Being a dentist involves much more than just making sure that a patient's teeth are healthy, since dentist's also focus on improving the overall appearances of patients. Improving shape, color and alignment of teeth are common actions taken by dentists to improve patient's overall hygiene and self-confidence. Future dentists are required to take some specific courses during high school and college in order to fulfill their requirements. High school courses include biology, physics, chemistry, anatomy & physiology, and physical sciences. College courses include anatomy, biology, zoology, economics, and sociology.In order to be a dentist you must attend dental school, but in order to get there you must have a bachelor's degree or 2 years of college-level pre-dental courses under your belt.
Spitfire Boy: Being a special effects technician sounds dandy but how much does insurance cost? Is it through the roof? I mean it should be because if your on the set of a movie and kill someone with your fire power I'm pretty sure you will get sued out of the wazoo. I don't think I could handle that if I killed someone famous. How would you feel if you killed Jet Li? or Will Ferrell? Did I spell that right? I was wondering how many years of schooling it would take in order to accomplish this desire to become a special effects technician, would you mind telling me? What kind of degrees must you have? What are the top ten colleges to go to in order to get the best education on this subject? Daymar?
Jake, that job sounds really awesome. I think working with chemicals and equipment to make explosions and cool effects for movies would be an interesting job that would be different from day to day. Compared to being confined in a cubicle for 9 hours a day, being a Special Effects Technician would be a job worth doing.
The career I chose is a pediatrician whose responsibilities range from diagnosing and treating patients to providing education and counseling to both parents and children. I have also learned that college and medschool will take a lot of hard work with classes such as biology (basic, genetic, micro, molecular), chemistry (basic, organic), physics (basic), and math (calculus). After all schooling there will be a period of residency, three tough years of refining skills, but during this time you are officially a pediatrician and can move on to practicing on your own after the three years.