Indira Gandhi Institute of Nursing and Health Sciences (IGES)


Choosing a right career option is the most vital decision in everyone's life. Students may goes through a dilemma of choosing a career after completing their 10th, 12th or graduation. Apart from the top paying and common career options such as Medical, Engineering, Management, Chartered Accountancy etc., numerous other options are available in the field of Health Care. The choice of a career depends on the job prospects of the field and most certainly the interest of the candidate. A science that deals with pre-hospital emergency services is called Paramedical science; and a person working with this field is referred to as a paramedic. The major areas of work in the field of paramedical sciences are spinal injury management, fracture management, obstetrics, management of burns and assessment, and evaluation of general incident scene. The increasing demand of skilled paramedical professionals has opened up several career opportunities for young aspirants. After pursuing a course in the field of paramedical science, one can explore various career options available in the medical industry. A paramedic can find job opportunities in government hospitals, private clinics, and trauma centers. Such medical professionals can work as medical lab technicians, radiography technicians, radiologists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and audiologists, dialysis therapists, emergency technicians, emergency care practitioners, perfusion technicians, cardiac technicians, and respiratory therapists. Besides, they can opt for high-end specialization courses and discover umpteen opportunities in India and abroad. They can also find jobs with helicopter flight crews, wherein they’ll be required to transport the ill and injured to the nearby trauma centers. However, paramedics is a demanding job as emergency medical services and facilities operate 24x7; thus, professionals in this field should be willing to work for prolonged durations and on evening and weekends also.

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