So, you love science and you’re interested in perusing a career that demands academic excellence? Do you like to think you have people and communication skills and you want to work in a position that allows you to work directly with the public? If yes, it sounds like getting a degree in medicine might just be the perfect career path for you. But what jobs can you get with a medical degree and will there be many opportunities for a career change if you grow tired in one position? Let’s find out as the following are four jobs you can easily take on with a degree in medicine.
This is a great option for students who want to gain some real-world experience in direct patient care. You may have to spend a few years extra in college and if tuition cost is an issue, you can opt to take out a student loan from a private lender to finance your chosen career path. You can start repaying after graduation, and the time and energy will be worth it when you’re working in a high-paying job with lots of flexibility and opportunities.
Public Health Worker
Because public health is a module that is included in most medical degrees, it is often overlooked as a piece of policy work or busywork for people who want to go on to become doctors. Public health workers are often overlooked generally because their pay is dictated by the state where they live but they are often at the front line of things like homelessness, working with low-income families, and public-funded bodies. If you want to work in an area like that, brush up on your module knowledge and apply for the jobs out there that specialize, because your experience will be vital.
You would be doing the world of journalism a favor if you applied actual medical knowledge to the journalistic industry, especially in the wake of pandemics like COVID-19 and the continuing AIDS crisis in Africa. This job is ideal for you if you have an interest in health tips, study results and medical issues.
There are different levels of teaching and if working with younger children appeals to you, then maybe seeking a teaching qualification would be the best career path to take. You do need to work hard and put the time and effort in but you’ll feel the benefits of all your hard work when you begin to make a difference in the real world.
Clinical Forensic Medical Examiner
While TV shows like ‘CSI’ and films like ‘Silence of the Lambs’ have glamorized large parts of the field of work that is a medical examiner’s life, to discount their inspiration for some people would be naïve. Who wouldn’t want to turn up to their ten-year high school reunion and announce they worked on a high-profile murder investigation? You’d need to complete a Master’s Degree in Law or a Master’s Degree in Forensic Medicine to gain employment in this field. Extensive experience is also a big advantage so try and get out there and gain some valuable connections during your years of study.