If you have already wanted to have a career in medicine and if you have dreamt of being able to work in a hospital or even in a position of care, the first thing you will need to do is to start getting the appropriate qualifications and the experience needed. You also need to study the job description in detail because working in a position of responsibility for sick people and elderly people is not always a great experience. No doubt, the job comes with a lot of satisfaction because unlike with any other job where you work simply to make money, with a job in care, you are also helping other people and helping to make their world better. Most of the people that you will be taking care of will be in a bad situation and will need a lot of attention, care and love and if you are great with people, you might be perfect for the job.
Qualifications that you will need
You will need to get some first aid training because there might be times when you are alone with your patients and they might have an injury or an emergency that you might have to deal with yourself. In fact, with many jobs in care, you will be required to have some sort of qualification in healthcare and first aid.
You might also benefit from a CPR course but in some cases, this will be included in the first aid programme that you take.
Things to keep in mind
It is important for you to keep in mind that a job in care is not going to be always easy and you are going to have to do some very unpleasant jobs as well because when you are taking care of sick people, you cannot predict what is going to happen. You will have to clean up their accidents and also clean up when they are sick. It might be difficult for you to do but you will have to do it with a smile because these people will already be very uncomfortable at having had an accident and while part of your job will be to clean up, the other part will be to comfort them and make them feel like you are there to help them. They will feel embarrassed and upset because they are adults and you will need to console them. No matter how awful the job is, you will have to do it with a smile. Of course, there will be many amazing moments on the job as well.