Why is Paramedics an EmergingCareer Option

Normally people go according to the trends and thus lines up with lakhs to join regular professional courses which are already full of natural talents. In the present-day job market, there are plenty of talented professionals available for some specific fields but on the other equally, there are huge professions where there are practically nobody to compete with. Although this trend has now changed and we can find young minds are taking chances to opt for other professions as well. And thus, people have started thinking others too as emerging career options which is full of employment opportunities.

Very recently, students are focusing on Paramedical Sciences, which is a part and parcel of any medical practice. Pathology, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Optometry and dentistry are the huge such areas where opportunities are aplenty. Among these, dentistry has become most sought after career opportunities. Employment prospects in this field are very strong. Paramedics are required to go through stressful training procedures and extensive field work. They help save lives of the people who have been injured in accidents or fallen in acute crisis like heart attack by stabilizing with first aid and other medical supports.

Other than the programmes mentioned above, there are other popular areas students can thrash upon –

  • Electro Cardiograph Technology
  • Cardiovascular Technologies
  • Genetic Therapy
  • Nuclear Medical Technology
  • Medical Radiology Therapist
  • Industrial Radiology Therapist
  • Radiological Science and Technologies
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy
  • Ultrasound and Sonography Technologies

Work that these Professionals do:

Physiotherapy:

Again a very important part of paramedical is physiotherapy. It is basically a post treatment role that a physiotherapist plays. It is important in case of any physical disability, pain after injuries, post operation or dislocation. Post operation cases involve nerve injuries, heart and chest conditions, and skin conditions and so on.

Dental Hygienist:

They basically assist dentists in treating patients. They are trained to perform some clinical procedures that prevent dental diseases. The main job of a dental hygienist is to make and repair teeth, fill a cavity and straighten teeth. They also advise patients on taking care of teeth and help dentists by taking dental x-rays of the patients.

Pharmacy:

The main job of a pharmacist is to mix, compound or dispense medicines, drugs, ointments, pills and injections. With an increasing number of health care centres, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies the need for pharmacists has definitely gone up and this seems to be a good career option right now.

Audiology and speech therapy:

Listening and speaking are two of the major actions of human beings to communicate and make other people understand their needs. Audiology is the study related to detecting hearing disorder or inability. They use some kind of testing instruments and audiometers to measure the loudness at which a person can listen, the extent of disorder in hearing and his ability to distinguish between different sounds. Speech therapists similarly use some tools or oral and written tests to detect the speaking disorders and the nature and extent of impairment.

Nursing:

One definitely does not need to explain how popular and important this branch of paramedical is. Starting from general ward to operation theatre to critical care unit, nursing professionals play a very important role in patient care. When considering the reputation of a hospital, a lot depends on the quality, behavior and professionalism of the nurses.

Eligibility Criteria:

To get admission in paramedical courses the student must have completed his or her twelfth class from a recognized board with Chemistry, Physics, Biology and English as their subject and has secured 50% marks in each of the subjects. The courses that can be pursued by the students are:

Pharmacy:

  1. Pharm. (Diploma in Pharmacy)
  2. Pharm. (Bachelor in Pharmacy)
  3. Pharm. (Master in Pharmacy)

Nursing:

  1. Sc. Nursing
  2. Sc. Nursing

General Nursing and Midwifery

Skills required:

Any field that is involved with medical requires the professional to be very much responsible, careful and dedicated. Some of the skills that a paramedical person should have other than this are good communication skills, ability to bring confidence in the patient, understanding the patient, team spirit, cool temperament, patience, ability to work for long hours and ability to memorize and recall scientific facts. Only and only if a person possesses these entire qualities one should think of pursuing his career in paramedical.

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