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Work in the medical field is varied but all jobs revolve around patient or client health. Those who treat patients directly like doctors, dentists and nurses have particular responsibilities which come with their role. There are some things which most of these people do on a daily basis, including:
Other specialised tasks are conducted according to roles e.g. taking x-rays, carrying out surgery, writing prescriptions, stitching wounds, extracting teeth.
Whilst some people take a direct route into the medical field through taking appropriate courses, there are others who end up in this field having taken different pathways.
For example, someone might spend a number of years in the army before training to become an ambulance officer. Another person might work as a counsellor before deciding that they want to be a nurse. A dental assistant might go on to become a dentist, or a dental receptionist might decide that they would rather be a dental assistant. All these things are possible but if the medical field is an area which interest you, there are some things you could do to help start a career which heads in the right direction.
To get a feel for the medical field and gain some relevant experience, the following are useful:
To progress a career in the medical sector requires you to undertake further training and to continually keep learning. This is true for everyone, not just those with the most taxing jobs. It is also true whether you work in the public or private sector. Everyone in the medical field has an onus to offer the best service they can to their patients or clients by keeping their health and wellbeing as their priority.
Ways you can continue to progress your career include: