Health care is a field loaded with immense career options/opportunities. Read about courses & education in the field of health care in India.

Careers in Health Care

Success of a medical treatment is largely attributed to the support and services provided by health care professionals. Health care is one of the growing career fields in India and in the world over. Health care professionals are an integral part of the medical field. They assist and co-operate medical staff and doctors as per their needs, while treating and serving patients. Health care programmes mainly include Nursing, Radiography, Surgical Technology, Anesthesia Technology and many more. Health care professionals are taught to use technology and best practices, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases. Considering the importance of the field, many institutes in India have come up with courses at different degree/diploma levels.

Course Details
In India, courses in health care are offered at graduate level and postgraduate level. Apart from it, certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and PG diploma courses in different areas of health care are also offered. Apart from theoretical knowledge, while pursuing a course in the field of health care, students learn to work with medical professionals, who give them practical exposure. On-site trainings are offered by some health care organizations, to meet the requirement of a particular post.

One can do courses in the following fields of health care - Cardiovascular Technology, Counseling, Dental Assistant and Hygienist, Emergency, Medical Technician, Fitness Trainer, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare, Information Management, Medical Laboratory Technician, Massage, Therapist Training, Medical Assisting Schools, Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Office Administration, Medical Transcriptionist, Natural Health and, Naturopathy, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacy Technician, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomist Schools, Practical Nursing, Psychology and Mental Health, Radiology and-Ray Technician, Registered Nursing, Rehab Technician, Respiratory Therapist, Medical Sonography and Ultrasound, Surgical Technologist / Operating Room Technology.

Career Prospects
One can find jobs in hospitals, clinics, after pursuing a course in the field of health care. The choice of private practice across the country is always open. One can make career as medical assistant, dental assistant, or nurse. There are careers of administrative positions, such as medical transcriptionist, insurance coder and biller, or medical office administrator.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Some of the institutes offering health care courses are A.N.C. Hospital Multi-Purpose Health Worker Training Institute, Nandavaram (Andhra Pradesh), A.N.M. Training Centre, Berhampur (Orissa), A.N.M. Training Centre, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Academy of Medical Sciences Multi-Purpose Health Worker Training Institute, Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Amrit Kaur Hospital, Ajmer (Rajasthan), Andhra Mahila Sabha College of Nursing, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Annie Multi-Purpose Health Worker Training Institute, Chirala (Andhra Pradesh), Ashoknagar General Hospital, (West Bengal), Aurum International Health Care School, Patiala (Punjab).

Remuneration of health care professionals depends upon the area chosen by them, educational qualification as well as their experience. However, one can expect salary of Rs 10000 per month, at the beginning stage.

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