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Last Updated on by Noni May
Whilst we’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, people are losing their jobs and more and more of us have increasing amounts of time at home to sit and mull over our life choices, many of us are considering a change of career path once it’s safe to return to studies or work. One area of careers that more people are taking into consideration seems to be medical careers. Many of us have seen just how hard medics and other specialists are working in order to save lives, keep people healthy and make major changes to different people’s lives and want to get involved. The good news is that the medical field always tends to be an area in need of workers, so as long as you follow the right steps, you should definitely be able to land a role within the field. This is, of course, a huge field though. So, here are just a few different roles that you might like to take into consideration!
Let’s start out with an option for the business-minded – setting up your own medical practice. Of course, taking this route will take a large amount of investment. Largely a financial investment, but also an investment of time and effort. You’ll have to research all the essentials you’ll need for your clinic – medical equipment, computers and software, appropriate commercial premises, etc. You’ll have to figure out what members of staff you’ll need to take on – doctors, nurses, reception staff, etc – and what companies you’ll need to outsource work to – lab billing companies, for example. If this is something you’re ready to commit to, you could find yourself providing quality services and making a large amount of money down the line!
Perhaps the best-known career within the realm of medicine is that of the doctor. But this is a career that requires firm dedication and commitment. After all, medical degrees tend to take the longest to complete of all the medical degrees. Generally speaking, a medical degree will consist of six to seven years of study. This is understandable given the large body of knowledge you require to be a competent practitioner and considering the huge amount of responsibility that doctors take on over others’ health and wellbeing. As your degree progresses, you’ll be able to choose your area of specialism – this should be a field that interests you and that you can see yourself working in once you graduate!
Another medical career that’s almost always recruiting is nursing. Like you would if you wanted to become a doctor, you will also have to study for a degree to become a nurse. This is essential to become a registered and qualified nurse. This course is often shorter than a medical degree – with the average full time course lasting three to four years. The course will have both academic and practical elements and you will learn everything you need to know to complete all tasks expected or required of a nurse within a professional healthcare setting.
These are just a few careers to consider. There are plenty more out there, but this should get the ball rolling in the right direction!