No PhD? You Can Still Work in Healthcare!

Let’s say you really want to help ensure people get good healthcare. Surely there’s a way to get into this profession without spending loads of money and close to a decade working towards a PhD? A lot of people out there want to work in healthcare – not just because of the paycheck, but because they want to help others. But there’s a common misconception that you need a PhD in order to get your foot in the door. This isn’t so! Here are some of your options.

Medical assistant

This is probably the most obvious suggestion on the list! Doctors are pretty darn busy, and they need assistants. Medical assistants – who aren’t a doctor’s secretary, as some may assume! – get a lot more hands-on than many think. They administer injections, manage medications, track vital signs, prepare X-rays, draw blood, and even facilitate communication between the patient and others in the hospital. Look into medical assistant programs if you’re interested!

 Nutritionist / dietitian

You shouldn’t underestimate the importance of these professions, nor should you assume that they just sit around telling obese people to eat less. But it’s not always about losing weight. The right nutrition is essential to all of us; to every part of our bodies. The wrong diet can ruin your sleep, make you more stressed, and result long-term problems with your organs. One of the best ways to start this career is by getting a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, but there are certain long-term courses that you may be able to look into instead. On-the-job training from a nutritionist or dietician can help a lot.

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Personal trainer

Personal trainers aren’t exactly the first thing people think of when they imagine the healthcare industry. But personal trainers are pretty essential in the pursuit of good health! They help you train harder and smarter, all while helping you push your limits without doing yourself harm. Becoming a personal trainer doesn’t require a PhD, though it’s not as simple as simply proving your physically fit. Origym offers personal training courses, which is precisely the sort of thing you need to complete if you want to ensure you get the right credentials to make it in this industry. Many personal trainers specialize in health problems such as heart trouble and obesity, which makes it even more clear how important they are in this field.

 Home health and personal care

A medical condition, as well as aging, can take away someone’s ability to take care of themselves properly. It may rob them of their independence as well as many aspects of their health. In such a condition, people may feel helpless – and could be at risk of endangering themselves further. Their lives can be much improved if someone looks after them. Having a care professional helps them stay healthy and enjoy life. This pursuit doesn’t require a lot of credentials; you can begin as an assistant at a care home and develop your career from there.  Compassion and talent is what people in this field are looking for; these can be proven without courses, though there may some available to help you advance.

Enjoy A Healthier, Safer Music Festival This Summer!

Summer festivals and ‘health’ are two terms that are never seen in the same sentence together and with good reason. It’s hardly anyone’s idea of fun to attend the festival they’ve been dreaming about all summer and have paid good money to be part of to act sensibly. It’s likely that during this period of summer celebration, sensible is a word that you are actively trying to avoid.

However, there needn’t be a conflict here. There’s no reason why having fun should be impeded by being sensible. Being sensible means acting rationally and safely in the environment that warrants it. If the environment that warrants it is a place of celebration, you shouldn’t feel that you need to forgo your enjoyment in order to be safe. That almost defeats the point. However, subtle and healthier choices during your festival period can help you have an even more fun time, during which you will feel better in yourself and be happy with your choices.

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Cut The Cigarettes

At your music festival attendance, when you’re having a fun time in the sun and are putting away the beers like you haven’t done all year, it’s tempting to smoke even if you don’t usually during your day to day life. There’s something about the ubiquitous joy found in festivals that make people want to let go, and that usually includes fitting in with those around them. There’s no doubt that you’re likely to accept a cigarette when you’re drunk. Do so if you want! This is a free time for you to have fun and explore.

However, if you do smoke regularly, why not try healthier alternatives? Heading to a vape shop and loading up on recommended vaping equipment can give you healthier options that won’t fill your lungs with nicotine and tar. You’ll smell better around those who don’t smoke, and you won’t have reason to cough or wake up with a dry mouth after the festival evening is over.

Stay Away From Drugs

Drugs are to be found at most festivals, and pretending that they aren’t only doing you a disservice. You can’t afford to be naive. You also can’t afford to be pressured into doing them. If your friends or acquaintances insist upon doing them, be sure you’re not pressured into it. Friends that pressure you into using these substances aren’t your friends at all. That might be easy to understand reading this article and harder to think of when you’re in that situation, but you should err on the side of caution always.

Stick With Friends

Sticking with friends at these hugely populated events is your foremost priority. It’s likely that your cell phone will quickly run out of juice, and camping in a field is notorious for possessing a lack of mains electricity that you can easily recharge from. Stick with your friends, because it will be hard to find them if you lose them. Allocate landmarks that everyone in your group can find if you do lose one another.

Look After Personal Belongings In Safe Places

Most festivals have premium services that can be used to safeguard your belongings or even provide you with insurance to cover the property you bring to a festival and leave in a secure place. Enquire about these services when you book your tickets. It’s likely that the festival has a website page or contact number where you can find more information.

It’s 2017. Being healthy is trendy now. Don’t be afraid to suggest these tips to your friends. You might just have a better festival because of it.