You might want to think twice before applying for a nursing job.
This year, News.au’s medical journalist and freelance journalist, Jarrod Matthewhews, has been working with students from all over Australia, and has come up with a list of tips to help you make your career transition.
Read moreWhat is a nurse?
There are two types of nurses in Australia, midwives and doctors.
A midwife is an NHS licensed nurse, who is trained to look after the most vulnerable members of our society, such as pregnant women, people with mental health issues and elderly people.
The role of a doctor is a more technical one, usually associated with primary healthcare.
These days, doctors are also called doctor assistants, or DAs.
You need to have a degree from an accredited university to become a doctor, but for some people, that might mean going to a private hospital.
What do I need to know about a job?
Nursing is a very demanding job.
You need to be able to work 24/7, which can be challenging for those who have to spend time at home.
But if you do have the right qualifications, you should get the most out of your work.
There’s a lot of information out there on the internet, so here are a few tips to make the transition from a nurse to a doctor as smooth as possible.
How to get into nursing?
Before you even apply for a job, Jarrold says it’s important to look at what you want to do.
“I like to think of myself as a nurse, I like to work with people and I like the fact that I can get involved in their lives and see how they’re coping with a variety of issues,” he says.
Jarrod has found that many people want to work as a registered nurse.
For example, he would prefer to be a registered GP.
While he might not be able, at the moment, to work in that role, he is keen to learn more.
It’s also important to think about your qualifications.
According to Jarrod, there are plenty of skills you need to hone to make your transition to a new career.
If you want a job that pays well, you might want a degree, which will make you more competitive.
Another good choice is a BSc, which gives you experience in working in a range of disciplines.
Finally, Jarron says it is important to be prepared for your new career path, as well as being prepared to do the extra work required to get there.
Have you ever considered becoming a nurse or doctor?
If you have, what tips would you add?
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