A few years ago, I used to travel for work roughly every month. I would visit “clients” and have various types of meetings. I’d also attend some trade shows, seminars, and educational conventions that are related to my job. Now, I hardly travel at all. I like the fact that I get to spend more time with my family at home.
If you’re considering a transition into the non-clinical world of medicine, you may need to consider the possibility that you’ll be called to travel quite frequently. Many corporate positions require frequent (if not constant) travel. Some people really love that type of lifestyle, but I’m the type of person who’d rather spend time at home and only travel here and there (and only when necessary). I enjoy eating out but I’m not a huge fan of hotels. It always seems to take a day or two for me to get used to sleeping on a new bed.
Today, I’m in Chicago for work. Fortunately, I’m only here for one night and I’ll get to see my wife and kids soon if I don't get delayed at the airport.