Make a survey of children's amibition and surely you will come up with doctor as first in the list. I was a typical grade school pupil who also have that ambition like my sister. But when I finished high school, an engineering course caught my fancy. When I passed the entrance exam for industrial engineering, I did not hesitate to pursue the course which I successfully finished. That degree was my passport for a job in the bank as a methods analyst trainee. My sister took up nursing because of budgetary issues and she is now a nurse in a government hospital. Her husband was her classmate in nursing school who continued his studies to be a doctor. He is a physician in a public health center. By the way, my mother has an obsession for a doctor so she was just glad when my sister's boyfriend passed the licensure exams for doctors (and later on he married my sister).