Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the field of Healthcare – Alternate & Support, followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.
With increasing demand for quality healthcare and services in the field of Healthcare, lately there has been increased demand in quality and qualified Healthcare Support professionals. This includes alternate medicine professionals such as Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, etc. Indian with its ancient knowledge base have given birth to few best alternate healthcare fields however they lost prominence due to prominence of western medicine and reduced support from government.
Healthcare Support and Alternate sector is in developing stage with corporate hospitals are willing to utilize doctors at the critical juncture of healthcare leaving diagnosis, post-operative care, elderly care, and recovery support to the Support and Alternate professionals such as Nurses, Chiropractor, Paramedics, Medical assistant, Personal care aids, Physiotherapist, etc. All these professionals need formal bachelor’s degree from reputed institution coupled with relevant experience. As healthcare deserves highest standards a talented and qualified individual would be quick to shine in this career.
Any service oriented profession is challenging and demanding, especially if it is associated with health and recovery of people. It takes toll on several professionals attending emergencies and healthcare needs hence this profession is not for everyone. Even though the earnings are directly related to the skill and relevant experience, as any professional there is always scope for starting own business or practice.
A bachelor’s degree is must depending on the field you are selecting such as Radiology, Microbiology, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, etc. A Master’s degree would help in improving the skill and reaching higher levels.
Empathy, Compassion, Communication skills, Physical strength, Critical thinking, Patience.
The pay grade varies as per the chosen field and experience in the particular area of operation. However, one can relevant experience could expect to draw around INR 5L. Other individual professionals in this field such as Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Radiologists could expect higher pay grades.