So you are standing at the crossroads of career options with the much cherished medical degree in your hands. Great! You can always become a well-respected doctor if you so desire. But many aren’t inclined to go by this traditional route and aspire to do something different. If you are one of those divergent few, here are 7 equally demanding as well as in-demand professions you can choose after your medical degree.
1. Public Health Worker
You can help protect and promote health in general public by becoming a public health worker. This may include prevention of infections, diseases, and various health problems due to environmental factors and making sure that efficient and timely health services are available to general public.
2. Medical Teacher
Share your knowledge with other budding medical professionals by becoming a medical teacher. This may include offering help to trainee doctors to educating the masses on various health issues. Your work may be limited to your local region or spread across the country or even internationally.
3. Medical or Pharmaceutical Researcher
If you are more interested in basic research, then you can become a medical researcher and carry out experiments to collect data about the human body and its responses to diseases and environment, etc. and also study the effects of medicines and treatments in different diseases. You could be working in the pharmaceutical industry, universities, research institutes or charities, hospital labs, etc.
4. Forensic Medical Examiner
This is an interesting path you can opt for if you are interested in the role medical science can play in solving criminal cases. A forensic medical examiner works with the police and examines the living or dead person to determine the cause of death whether natural or accidental, etc.
5. Radiologist or Diagnostic Imaging Director
Various imaging techniques like x-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs, etc. are routinely used in the medical profession for diagnostic purposes. Your medical knowledge will give you an added advantage while using these technologies to their highest health potential.
6. Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM)
This is a relatively new yet promising field in which you deal with injuries and other medical conditions of athletes in various sports activities.
7. Health Journalist
In the highly competitive field of journalism, your science and medical background can offer you the decisive edge over your competitors – particularly, in covering the health-related topics. Some additional qualifications may be needed to give you the kickstart you desire in this field.