Hi I am a Radiology Technologist and want to be a doctor?

Hi I am a Radiology Technologist for more than 2 years at a hospital situated in Toronto, Canada. However now I want to be a doctor, more specifically a radiologist. Is it worth it? I have a six-figure salary ($102,000/year) with bonus, 2 weeks vacation, and full-benefits. However I have a passion for what Radiologist do, and am always regretting the fact that I could have been a doctor that essentially solves puzzles everyday. As of now I am 26, is there a sensible pathway that I can take to make medical school worth sacrificing this job? In light of this, what is the traditional route to become a Radiologist in Canada. The radiologist at my hospital said that they needed a bachelor's with prerequisites, write the MCAT, study 4 years of medicine, and 4 years of internship. If that is so? is it worth the trip financially? logically? aside from social needs? No I am not doing it for the money, but I want to know how much I have lost and will gain if I go through with this. So I can assess my social needs/wants for a family, home, and other related wants because I can still get it with my current job. At the end of the day, though I want to be a radiologist, I want to have or adopt a kid more (not necessarily wife), live in the dream lakehouse that I worked hard for the last 10 years, and pretty much be grounded by the time I reach 36. However I would love to work as a radiologist for the rest of my life.

Asked By: - 1/18/2013
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As my friend used to say the essence of life is having it both ways. Right now it sounds like you are comfortable with your position, income, and lifestyle. I know two people who went to medical school after working several years after college, one was an engineer the other an attorney. Both took the risk of giving a... More
Answered By: PracticaL Mentor - 1/18/2013
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