NEET entrance examination is regarded as highly competitive in the country. Students who can’t make it through the NEET exam often feel stressed, depressed and hopeless thinking that there is no such option to build up their career. They often get deviated from their focus of challenging the circumstance feeling that they have bogged down their expectations. But with the famous saying “Where there is a will, there is a way”, this article would connect all those students altogether who had lost all hopes since they could not clear the NEET exam after class 12th. This article would surely help you explore all those career options and would also reflect on all those pros and cons that might help you to prepare for the exams more effectively and seriously in order to see great good results.
CAREER OPTIONS: EXPLORE A VAST NUMBER OF OPTIONS JUST AS YOU LIKE!
1. CHECK OUT THE FIELD OF ALLIED MEDICINE
This entire branch of Allied Medicine forms the backbone of the healthcare organisation. It is often said that you don’t have to be a doctor to fulfil your passion for medicine. In these fields, professionals assist the doctors in their work, making patient care, diagnosis and treatment possible. There are a vast number of opportunities to explore like: Physiotherapy, Audiology, Optometry, Radiology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthotic and Prosthetic Technology, Renal Dialysis Technology and many more. Applicants must have pursued Science with Biology at the 10+2 level for admission to BSc courses at college level. Job offers for these professionals come from Leading Hospitals, Diagnostic Centre Chains etc. All of these fields have diverse types of work you’ll get to explore and experience.
2. TRY OUT THE WORLD RELATED TO BIOLOGY
Exploring Biology and its diverse applications in many areas would also be good career options for one to consider. Options like becoming a Dietician/Nutritionist, Fitness Trainer, and Yoga Practitioner are all fruitful options since people these days are gradually becoming more concerned relating to their health, leading to a sudden boom in the health and nutrition industry. One can also explore a number of options in the field of Agriculture as well, like: Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries Science, Diary Technology and much more. Another option to explore in the field of Biology would be Pharmacology, a great blend of science, healthcare, research and technology.
3. VARIOUS MANAGEMENT COURSES IN HEALTHCARE
If you wish to incline Management with Medicine, this could be a brilliant route. People, in these fields, generally manage the administration of hospitals which includes hospital supplies, patient care services and other areas to ensure smooth functioning. Most important courses to get into this field would be Hospital Management and Hospital Administration. Public Health Administration would also be great as you would get opportunities to look and work for the healthcare of the lower-socio economic strata of the society through different government health projects. Public Health Administration is also found at the UG level. Hospital Management programs are mostly available at the Master’s level but can also be mingled up with any other UG course in Biology.
4. WANT TO BRING A CHANGE TO PEOPLE’S LIVES: TAKE A LOOK AT THE FIELD OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE
To adhere to the needs of the people and to bring changes to the mental well-being of the people, Clinical Psychology is the field where one can understand while they work how people suffer from various mental issues and fear of stigma and taboos of the society. The psychologists need to be close enough, supporting their emotions and try to work tirelessly bringing a drastic change in their lives. Other options could also include: Child Psychology, Neuropsychology, health psychology and Counselling Psychology etc.
5. ONE CAN EVEN EXPLORE A LIBERAL ARTS INSTITUTE
This is a system of education which provides a lot of flexibility in choosing the subjects. Possible combinations could be Biology with Psychology, Mathematics, Music, Economics and even Entrepreneurship. Many colleges give equal importance to extra- curricular, projects, presentations and holistic learning. This route would be good enough.
6. IF A YEAR DROP IS GOOD OR NOT?
For students who take some space to prepare for the NEET exam, questions arise as to how important this can be or whether it shall work out or not? Listing out some of the pros and cons can surely be of great help:
· Time to learn from past mistakes and work on them to see the desired result.
· Prioritising one’s expectations and committing to them.
· To handle all the additional pressure, focusing more on mock tests, improving speed and accuracy.
· Focusing on the entrance exam is a must.
7. OPTIONS OUTSIDE THE MEDICAL STREAM
Applicants should look beyond the field to consider hundreds of alternate career options available like Management, Design, Languages, Economics, Law, Hotel Management and Mass Communication and the list goes on.
8. COURSES IN BIOLOGY AND LIFE SCIENCES
From well-known fields like Botany, Zoology and Microbiology to Marine Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biostatistics, Genetic Engineering and Genetics, The fields of Biology and Life sciences have a lot to offer. The main areas to work are Research and Development. Many other jobs and professional opportunities are available in different industries, depending upon the field in question.
By Tunisha Banerjee
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