Introduction to Career in Health Care and Medicine
Health care is a good option for those who are very much interested in science and dealing with sick people. Good education and passion to the profession is a must to become success in the field. You need to update the knowledge regularly as the field is changing and advancing regularly. The salary for a health care practitioner depends on the education, ability and expertise in the field. Now-a-days a person needs master in the subject and specialization to get good position and salary. Here we discuss about career in Health Care and Medicine.
A health care practitioner must have a registered license from an authority concerned for his / her profession for practicing.
Educational Qualification Required
The education requirement varies with courses and are different. Most careers in health and medicine requires students to pass 10 + 2 with PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) stream.
Skills and Knowledge Required for Career in Health Care and Medicine
As most of the health care career are directly related with common people, student planning to join this career must develop related skills. Some of them are communication skills, scientific skills, patient care skills, patience, observation skills, empathy, team player, dealing with pressure, positive attitude, time management skills, self-discipline, self-confidence, etc. The person must possess empathy towards the patient and be ready to work for long continuous time.
How to become a health care professional?
One can become a doctor just by obtaining an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) but the medicine field is developing daily and now specialization within are increasing. So specialization in a particular branch of medicine becomes a necessary in these days. There is super specialization courses are also available in these days.
There are entrance exams (like NEET UG)conducted by various institutions and organizations to provide admission to medical colleges. A good score will lead you to get admission in to good college of your choice. The qualification for entrance exams are 12th science pass with biology as one subject. There will be a certain percentage to obtain in the qualification exam to write entrance exams.
There are many other courses which help you to qualify as health care professional as given in the list below. The basic qualification to get admission to most such basic programs are also same as above.
Where do I get the Job?
Jobs are available in different fields includes government services, health care clinics, hospitals, NGOs or charitable societies, social projects, medical labs or clinical laboratories, medical shops or drug shops, research institutes, business entities, etc. Some are practicing in their own clinic as self-practitioner.
Different Courses or Specialization available are:
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