Interesting Ways To Use A Medicine-Related Degree

Once we progress beyond our early teenage years, it’s much easier to define what it is what we want to do in our later life. ‘I want to be a doctor’ might develop into ‘I want to be a surgeon’ or ‘I want to be a dentist.’ Being able to specify makes choosing A-Levels and subjects in sixth form much easier as we can identify exactly what it is we want to do at university. Doing this in later life is also possible, as masters and extended degrees can allow us to move into an altogether more separate and niche area of medicine.

Nurse leadership

Many people know that there are many different levels of nursing, and you will progress through these levels as you qualify and gain experience. Applying for one of the Baylor University Online courses will enable you to study a DNP alongside your regular work. This means that whichever type of nurse you are, you’ll be able to apply these leadership skills and knowledge once you graduate.

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Clinical radiologist

Despite what the name suggests, this role will not just see you using x-ray machines. In this position, you’ll be qualified to use a number of devices, such as CT scanners, nuclear imaging and ultrasounds. You will be the medical professional in charge of diagnosing the conditions that are brought to light as a result of the images. Your specialist knowledge will be used to help doctors and other staff members get patients specialist treatment.

Clinical dentistry

Dentistry is an incredibly specialised area of the medical industry, so much so, in fact, that usually, if your dentures come to any harm, you will be sent straight to a dental professional, not an A&E doctor. Clinical dentistry is a great area to go into if you want to know how to fix and improve someone’s smile, and maybe even be the go-to person if someone has an accident. Many people fear the dentist, but nowadays, with so much expert technology, clinical dentists really do hold the tools for a magic smile.

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A journalist

This may seem like a curve-ball, but being a journalist who is qualified in a scientific arena is actually incredibly valuable. Many working journalists come from an arts background, and so someone who can accurately interpret the jargon and give a qualified opinion is widely useful. While this area of work may require some journalistic qualifications (although this is truly not always the case), you can actually take up writing roles alongside your regular medical professional work.

If you want to study a medicine-based degree, but aren’t sure that you want to go down the traditional route of being a surgeon or GP, then you have an impressively wide range of jobs available to you nonetheless. You could even find yourself going down more of an arts-related path if you so wished. The more you specialise the more interesting your working life will inevitably become.