When children imagine themselves growing up to become doctors, they don't envision the years of hard work they will need to do to prepare themselves. Those who enjoy biology, chemistry and the other kinds of required classes still need to work hard in residency and beyond. Becoming a physician is more of a commitment than many other job paths, but it is worth it. Even with large student loans, doctors make enough to live comfortably and get the satisfaction of helping their patients on a personal level every day they work. There is a surprising amount of variety in the kinds of specialties and practices physicians have to choose from, and with it, stark differences in work conditions. Most potential physicians see this as a positive thing, because what gives personal satisfaction to one person might not work for another. Here are just a few of the considerations you should consider when pursuing a physician job.