When it comes to making choice between engineering and medicine there are many students who get confused. But the key is not to run after what your parents say or your friends are doing, but sit and ponder what you want to do, what you want to be and what you are good at. When you identify what you are good at then you can easily pursue what you chose and will enjoy it thoroughly.
Choose to be a doctor only if you are truly passionate about being a doctor and cure people. Choose to be an engineer only if you are passionate about building things be it electronic, civil, mechanical or automation engineer. Engineering is a four years course however medicine is a six years course. But, you should be aware of the fact that out of six lakh engineering students passing every year, only 10% of the students are absorbed in the good jobs.
Healthcare is the discipline which involves treatment, diagnosis and caring of people. The scope of medicine has improved multi folds over past few years. With the advancement in medicine and newer technologies evolving for treatment, there is high demand for medical professionals all over the world. Hospital administration, health technicians and health technologists are upcoming fields where you can mark a successful career. With rising standard of living, demand for nurses and doctors is increasing at a shooting rate. Brain analysis and genetic counselling are among the latest highly paid medical professions.
With boundless technological innovation happening in recent past, people are eyeing on the new career options for new generation. Civil engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science engineering, telecommunication engineering, etc are traditional forms of engineering. Robotics, simulation, space tourism and teleportation are the upcoming engineering domains.