As a high school student I am extremely confused about the compromise between religion and occupation. I'm aware that there are guidelines for this but say you wanted to do nursing or medical school, you would have to go through the clinical practice which involves association with the opposite gender, so would that be Islamically acceptable?
Keeping in mind the situations you would face for example, during clinical practice in nursing, you will be taught and expected to know how to "clean up" a patient whether it be male or female, and this would mean being exposed to body parts of the opposite gender? Is that allowed?
Also as a doctor you will obviously have to go through the practice (residency) in which you will face diseases involving the opposite gender in certain areas? I just wanted to clarify if this was okay and if there are barriers, what would the other options be. (no matter what career out of the 2, you will still have to go through the building blocks and they can't be discarded, how will this work?)
Jazakhallah for taking the time to address my questions.
Ps.I know a few Muslim nurses in full hijab that practice but I just feel uncomfortable after realizing the part where I will have to deal with visual content of the opposite gender.