Its that time of the year again, when plus two students have cleared their exams and are looking up for courses in various fields of interests. Its literally chaos this time with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Students are limited to online consultations of courses, as the pandemic has locked us in our homes .Their are a variety of options for children at 17, and they do poses all the means and facilities to avail them too. Lets focus on those who want to enter the medical field or science field. You have many options that could help you have a prosperous future.
India produces the largest number of engineers and doctors. Those who want to be a doctor, the procedure is rather simple, write entrance exams (NEET) , work your way up to getting a MBBS degree and fulfill your dream. You can be a veterinary, homeo(BHMS), ayurvedic(BAMS) or a dental doctor (BDS). But for those for some reason or the other want to do something else , but still remain in the medical field , also have a lot of options. You can either pursue a degree in the science field and take job in research labs, clinical labs , enter teaching field or pursue paramedical courses.Paramedical or the health care sector to e more specific requires a lot of manpower. The current Covid-19 pandemic has increased the requirement of health care officials in this sector. Paramedical courses are job oriented academic programmes that can help you get high paying jobs in India as well abroad.
You can enter the field of teaching and research by simply doing degree and post graduate courses in
The above courses offer you a chance to study deep in your area of interest and either do research (PhD) or opt for a career in the educational field , where you could be a professor or you can both together .The area itself has many opportunities , as you can also enter into the government sector and gain a post in government based scientific research centers or industries.
Another job oriented field is as a health care worker. Apart from being a doctor, the other options are entering the paramedical field.This area is in high demand and requires professional and well trained hands,while assuring you with a high paying job.
PARAMEDICAL COURSES AFTER PLUS TWO
1.Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSc. Nursing]
This course allows you to enter into the field of nursing. A field that requires patience and perfection. With the demand of nurses on ahigh , this sector assures you a secured job for sure.
2.Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology[BSc.MLT]
The course work deals with study in examination and analysis of tissue sample, body fluids to understand and analyze the underylig cause of a specific disease , symptom or pathological condition. The course trains you to examine and analyze disease causes and help doctors with the diagnosis.
3.Bachelor of Science-Perfusion Technology[BSc.Perfusion Technology]
Bachelor’s in Perfusion Technology helps you to study the physiology and pathology of lungs and allied respiratory organs and also the heart. Cardiac perfusion technology teaches you the science of providing artificial support to the patients cardiac and respiratory system in case of emergency.
4.Bachelor of Science Medical Radiological Technology[BSC. MRT]
MRT is the science of diagnosing and treating patients using medical imaging procedures such as X ray, Computed tomography(CT) scan, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, Positron emission tomography (PET) scan and ultrasound. The course teaches you to diagnose diseases, accidental injuries, or underlying pathological conditions.
5.Bachelor of Science Optometry [BSc.Optometry]
Optometry involves the study of vision care . It include eyesight correction,prescribing corrective lenses, diagnosis and treatment of eye related diseases
6.Bachelor of Physiotherapy [B.P.T]
Physiotherapy teaches you to restore normal movement of your body by exercising, use of electrical and physical agents. Mostly used post accident or trauma . Physiotherapists help bringing patients back to normal life post a surgery or accident. They also help relieve pain using mobility exercise and can help children who are born with disability to attain a functional body movement.
7.Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language pathology[B.A.S.L.P]
This trains individuals as Speech and Audiology doctors who help patients with speech impairment,speech correction, prescribing hearing aids and and giving therapy sessions for better speech.
8.Bachelor of Cardiovascular Technology [B.C.V.T]
Cardiovascular technologists assist cardiologists during surgeries and help them diagnosing cardiac and peripheral vascular ailment. The cardiologist assist physicians and help them monitor cardiac patients to recovery.
9.Bachelor of Dialysis Technology [BSc.D.T]
Dialysis technologist provide dialysis treatment to patients suffering from kidney ailment. They work along with registered doctors and nurse to aid dialysis treatment
OTHER PARAMEDICAL COURSES
The paramedical field of education also offers diploma and certificate courses in the above mentioned areas of study, but the downside is the lack of options to pursue master’s once you do a diploma. Apart from these courses , we have some emerging areas of paramedical study which can offer you high paying jobs.
- BSc in Naturopathy and Yogic Science
- BSc Neuro-Monitoring Technology
- BSc in Respiratory Therapy
- BSc Dental Operating Room Assistant
- BSc Urology Technology
- BSc Nuclear Medicine Technology
You can gain admission to these courses via. based on your plus two marks and in certain case the colleges conduct entrance exams. Eligibility criteria in any government or private college is based on merit and that the student should have studied physics, chemistry and biology in plus two.Government seats are available in government colleges, government controlled self financing colleges and private self financing colleges that are ready to share 50% of their seats with the Government.The courses have maximum duration of 4 years with a year of hands on training in hospitals.
Hope this information helps you decide your future!