It is next to impossible for doctors and nurses to operate without paramedical staff and achieve the results that they desire for. Paramedical service staffs are the ones who assist hardcore medical professionals such as doctors and nurses in their medical procedures. Radiography specialists, medical technology assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, ophthalmic technologist, etc form a strong team of paramedical service staff who work closely in tandem with the doctors to help them achieve a complete treatment.
Paramedical service is gaining increasing importance each passing day. The very prominent reason for the same is that they help doctors arrive at the accurate diagnosis. Paramedical staff serves as the backbone of the medical industry as the role of paramedics is both diagnostic as well as therapeutic.
There are different personality traits required for different jobs undertaken in the paramedical service industry. However one of the common traits that they must possess is a strong scientific and technical bent of mind. They also need to possess a lot of patience and a strong sense of mind and purpose. Being cool headed and an ability to work for long and irregular hours is also required. Being compassionate and yet being able to apply an objective approach, strong understanding of new scientific developments and sound analytical and reasoning skills are among the other necessary technical skills that they must possess.
To venture into any paramedical professional study program, it is mandatory for the aspirants to complete class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. There are various bachelor degree programs, graduate and post graduate diploma programs available for different areas under paramedics. Aspirants have to choose the right profession that suits them among the various available options.
List of Institutes for undergrad and post-grad courses in Paramedical Services
|All India Institute of Medical Science, Delhi||www.aiims.edu|
|Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore||www.cmch-vellore.edu|
|National Institute of Rehabilitation, Training & Research, Cuttack||www.nirtar.nic.in|
|Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar||www.gndu.ac.in|
List of Institutes abroad offering Paramedical Services related courses
Amity Dubai Campus
Placement prospects are excellent for paramedic professionals. After completing their requisite courses in paramedical occupation, students can work at the following places:
- Fitness centres
- Rehabilitation centres
- Wellness centres
- Private practitioners
The average salary of paramedic staff ranges between Rs 30,000 – Rs 50,000 per month. Experience of handling critical cases, previous work experience can help them earn heavier pay packets. Increasing importance being given to paramedic staff in all hospitals has made career prospects even more alluring.