The Career Doctor™

by Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez

Looking for a first job? Thinking of changing careers? Facing a lay-off? The Career Doctor™ is a Larchmont psychologist specializing in career counseling. If you'd like to ask a question of your own, use our anonymous form, and she might answer you here. Read more about the Career Doctor here. Contact information is here.


Dear Career Doctor:

I am a student at the moment, and I have conflicting dreams for the future. I want to follow in the path of medicine with botany but somehow include math in all of that. Is it possible that I will be successful in accomplishing all three of those career options? Or should I just choose one? Do you know of any field that would include all three?

Ty L.

Dear Ty:

The work that physicians, botanists and mathematicians do is very different. To name just one difference, physicians work with people, botanists with things and mathematicians with concepts. Which do you prefer?

People in those fields also tend to work in different settings: hospitals, labs (or out in the field) and offices. Again, does one sound much better to you than the other?

Do I know a field that combines all three? Some botanists specialize in developing new drugs and medicines from plants. You would have to know botany, medicine and math to do the research.

The Career Doctor


The Career Doctor™ is Larchmont psychologist and career counselor, Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez.

Her office is at 90 Beechtree Drive in Larchmont, 914-834-1982.


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