Susanna, Inspiring Interns
There’s more to the medical profession than GPs and surgeons. You don’t have to look like Meredith Grey to do the good work in a hospital; in fact, you don’t even need a medical degree. Check out these five non-doctor jobs that will have you tending the sickly in no time.
Music, drama or art therapist
Love the arts? Think spreading your passion can only do good? Well, you’re not wrong. Art therapies have been proven effective in the treatment of both physical and mental conditions, and trained professionals are always needed.
You’ll need to have good qualifications in your chosen field, as well as additional training to be a therapist. For example, a music therapist must have a three-year BA in music from university or a music college; then, they are required to complete the BAMT MA. You can take the latter as a full-time course over two years, or on a part-time basis for three or four. Entry from an education or psychology background is also acceptable, if a high musical capability is also demonstrated.
And music isn’t the only relevant field. You can provide therapy through visual art, drama and even dance. Why not use your artistic skills for the common good?
Those who enjoy science and/or mathematics might consider a career as a radiographer. This is a highly technical job that can expand into computing tomography, mammography or ultrasound.