The medical field includes countless roles other than traditional physician and nursing positions. If you are interested in a medical career outside the traditional path, read on for some ideas.
search and rescue
Doctors without Borders
They are always in need of physicians, registered nurses and nurse practitioners (OR included), surgeons, anesthesiologists, midwives, OB-GYN, pharmacists, in addition to administrative positions, lab technicians, and supply chain logisticians.
I bet you didn't know that!
You can read more about where you are needed on their "Find a Role" page.
Doctors without Borders is also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), based in Canada.
mental health specialist
Have you considered going specifically into mental health? Clinical social workers can work as mental health specialists, nurses can train to be psychiatric and mental health clinical nurse specialists, and physicians can specialize in mental health.
With 1 in 5 US adults and 1 in 6 UK adults experiencing mental illness in a given year, and nearly half of those experiencing a substance abuse disorder experiencing mental illness, it is a field in need of well trained professionals. [US source, UK source]
I hope this article has enlightened you to additional roles in medicine that can provide both challenging and fulfilling careers.
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