Three New Career Options in The Field of Medicine
By revolutionising the medical field, the science and technology has opened up myriad career opportunities. There is a growing demand for more and technical professionals and technicians to carry out various tasks of medical field. Given below are three of them:
Clinical Research Associate
Candidates aspiring to become Clinical Research Associate need to have the aptitude for research. As an associate, the candidate has to keep track of the on-going clinical trials
A clinical research associate needs to have administrative as well as communication skills to carry out the tasks during the course of his duty. He is an independent worker who is supposed to be adept in Multi-tasking. He is supposed to have knowledge of clinical terminology.
Areas of operation
Biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medicine
A clinical research associate commands an initial salary of Rs 23,000 to 27, 000 per month
There is a growing demand for a professional to review medical records to facilitate medical reimbursement; hence there is the need for medical coder. A medical coder reviews the medical records of a person/patient and assigns codes after carefully assessing notes of doctor as well as nurse and verifying the services provided to him/her. After ascribing codes, the patient can claim healthcare benefits.
A candidate for medical coder should have technical knowledge of medical billing and the coding software. He should be focused in his job and attentive to the needs and requirement of his services besides being good with numbers.
Areas of operation
ITeS/ BPO, healthcare/hospitals and insurance
A medical coder can draw a salary of Rs 20, 000 to 25, 000 per month
Professionals in this field are required to write scientific documents which include regulatory and research-related documents, disease-drug related educational and promotional literature and content for healthcare websites, magazines and journals. The job also involves data interpretation and data presentation. Medical writing is an upcoming option for science graduates since they have sound knowledge of scientific terminology.
A medical writer is supposed to have the capacity to research and absorb medical information. In facts he has to have facts and figures on his tips. Besides, he has to have presentation skills, project and time management skills and last but not the least a flair for writing.
AREAS OF OPERATION
Pharmaceutical, KPOs, media/ publishing and healthcare websites
A professional in the field can command an initial salary of Rs 22,000 to 25,000 per month
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