Are you a Biology student who is preparing for the class 12 exam? Have you planned your career yet?
Did you know that, apart from the regular professional courses such as M.B.B.S and B.D.S, you could make a bright career through paramedical courses?
In this session we will discuss the Paramedical courses, in detail.
The term ‘Paramedical’ is concerned with the services and the professions, complementing and supporting medical work, although does not require a qualified doctor. Paramedical includes Nursing, Radiography, Emergency (First Aid), Physiotherapy, Dietetics etc.
To apply for a Paramedical course, you should satisfy the following conditions:
There is no minimum score to apply for Diploma courses as each college or university has its own terms and criteria. There are colleges conducting entrance exams and the admissions are given based on the score obtained in the test.
To apply for Post-graduation or PG Diploma paramedical courses, you must have secured a Bachelor’s degree in Science. There are entrance exams for the Post-Graduation too.
If you are looking for a career in Science stream after 10th, however not planning to get into professional courses such as M.B.B.S, you could definitely have an equally strong career through Paramedical courses.
Let us look at some of the top Paramedical courses after 10th:
As a General Duty Assistant, the roles and responsibilities are critical in the functioning of a healthcare centre. Also known as Nursing, you must care for, as well as help the patients admitted. A Duty Assistant would be trained to work in a home-based environment. Following are the core concepts covered when trained as a General Duty Assistant:
Aspirants trained as Home Health Aide is responsible for providing nursing and personal care for aged people, sick patients and the physically disabled. The roles of a Home Health Aide is essential for every health organization.
Through the training, aspirants will be trained to individual care to patients and the aged people at home. These professionals are trained to assist
Paramedical courses are classified as:
Following is the tabular representation of different Paramedical courses you could choose after 12:
|Bachelor of Occupational Therapy||3-5 years|
|BPT – Bachelor of Physio / Physical Therapy||3-5 years|
|B.Sc (Audiology and Speech Therapy)||3 years|
|B.Sc (Ophthalmic Technology)||3 years|
|B.Sc (Radiography)||3 years|
|B.Sc in Nuclear Medicine||3 years|
|B.Sc (Medical Lab Technology)||3 years|
|B.Sc in Operation Theatre Technology||3 years|
|B.Sc (Respiratory Therapy Technology)||3 years|
|B.Sc (Radio Therapy)||3 years|
|B.Sc (Allied Health Services)||4 years|
|Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Science||5 years|
|B.Sc in Dialysis Therapy||3 years|
|B.Sc in Critical Care Technology||3 years|
|Bachelor of Physiotherapy||4 years|
|B.Sc Nursing||4 years|
|Diploma in Physiotherapy||2 years|
|Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology||3 years|
|Diploma in Dialysis Technology||2 years|
|Diploma in Medical Imaging Technology||2 years|
|Diploma in Anaesthesia||2 years|
|Diploma in OT Technician||2 years|
|Diploma in Nursing Care Assistant||2 years|
For any course you choose, it is definite that you would consider the most important aspect- the career prospect or the job opportunities and the salary for
Let us discuss the salary you could expect after completing the Paramedical course:
The salary depends on the post sought by you and the experience you have in a specific department. However, generally, the salary structure ranges from Rs.2.2 lacs-10 lacs per annum.
If you are looking for a strong career in healthcare through this course, it is ideal to take up internships so you could get more practical knowledge, thus getting to know more about the Healthcare sector and how the industry works.
In this session, we discussed the Paramedical course, the eligibility criteria to apply for the course. We also discussed the various Paramedical courses you could choose from after 10th and 12th. Additionally, the session also covered aspects such as the salary you could expect while working in the Healthcare Industry.
Hope the session was helpful.