If you want to work in the medical field, it will require you to work really hard and obtain your degrees and certifications. Even though it can be very difficult you will appreciate it when it is all said and done. It is important to make sure that you know everything there is to know about your possible career options before you decide which one to study. Here is some more information about how to become an ultrasound technician as well as a pediatrician.
If you want to become an ultrasound technician it requires you to attend a community college or trade school to obtain an Associate’s degree or certificate in their program. In 2008 over 150 ultrasound tech programs had been accredited. Salary can range anywhere from $50,000 all the way to $80,000 or more. This is a highly sought after profession because babies are always going to be born! If you feel so inclined, you can obtain a Bachelor’s degree as well which would open up more opportunities for you.
An ultrasound technician has responsibilities such as explaining the ultrasound to the patient as well as prepping them for the exam. Technicians are also trained to analyze the ultrasound information and provide summaries on the data and findings.
Regardless of the choice you make these are both very rewarding careers in women’s health. They both involve you being responsible for the health of women and children and having the kind of education that allows you to perform these types of tasks really puts you ahead of everyone else in the medical field.
A pharmacist is responsible for working with medicine on a regular basis. They are responsible for distributing drugs and knowing all of their side effects as well as their interactions with other medications. Sometimes they work in hospitals but more often than not they work in retail pharmacies to help answer questions about patient’s medications. They often give advice when it comes to a patient’s diet, exercise, or stress management. They know quite a bit about medical supplies as well as over-the-counter medication and treatment options.
Sometimes they work with physicians to help recommend the proper medication for a specific ailment. They use computers to record patients’ drug therapies in order to prevent harmful drug interactions. They are responsible for the accuracy of every prescription that leaves their pharmacy and must assist pharmacy technician in the process of dispensing of the medication. A Master’s degree is required to become a pharmacist.
Working in Medicine
You do not have to be a doctor to make a serious impact on the medical field. Helping people with medications as well as helping potential diagnoses for ailments, makes a big difference in people’s lives. Go with your passion in medicine and you will be rewarded greatly.