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Beyond MBBS – exploring diverse healthcare careers

By EMN Updated: Apr 09, 2024 8:44 pm
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DIMAPUR — For many class 12 science students, the pursuit of a career in medicine seems like the natural path forward. However, the notion that MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) is the only career option for them is a misconception that needs to be dispelled. While MBBS is undoubtedly a prestigious and rewarding field, it is not the only route to a successful and fulfilling career in the sciences. Several alternative career options exist, each offering unique opportunities for specialization and contribution to the field of healthcare.

Students can explore various courses beyond MBBS that align with their interests and career goals. For instance, Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) equips students with the knowledge and skills to work in pharmaceutical industries, hospitals, and research laboratories. Bachelor of Biotechnology (B.Tech Biotechnology) focuses on the application of biological principles in areas such as healthcare, agriculture, and environmental conservation. Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) prepares students for careers in dentistry, where they diagnose and treat oral diseases and disorders.

Furthermore, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) trains students to help patients recover from injuries, surgeries, and chronic conditions through physical therapy techniques. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing) offers opportunities for students to provide direct patient care, promote health education, and contribute to healthcare management. Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT) emphasises laboratory techniques and diagnostic procedures essential for disease detection and monitoring.

Moreover, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (BND) focuses on nutritional science and dietetics, enabling students to work as nutritionists, dietitians, or food researchers. Lastly, Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (B.E/B.Tech Biomedical Engineering) combines principles of engineering and biology to develop medical devices, prosthetics, and healthcare technologies.

In conclusion, while MBBS remains a popular career choice for Class 12 science students, it is essential to recognise the diverse range of alternative career options available in the healthcare sector. By exploring these options and considering their interests, skills, and aspirations, students can find a rewarding and fulfilling profession that aligns with their goals and values. It’s crucial for students to research thoroughly and seek guidance to make informed decisions about their future career paths.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 09, 2024 8:44:10 pm
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