Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2012 - (Page 62)

medical Do you want to make a reaL Difference through your career? can you stay cooL unDer pressure? we shine the spotLight on four aLternative meDicaL professions that couLD be for you… Let’s get Prison Psychiatristthat It should surprise nobody prisons contain a higher-thanaverage proportion of individuals with psychiatric issues (“and that’s just the staff” as the old joke has it). Inmates frequently exhibit a wide range of conditions which, while not considered severe enough to require treatment in a specialist institution, clearly contribute to their inability to act fully within the bounds of legality and which warrant treatment and professional attention during their incarceration. Working as a Psychiatrist within the prison service is a challenging, demanding job but one which can be incredibly rewarding, assisting prisoners for whom even just a little help could have lifelong benefits. It’s not for everyone, of course: engaging with prisoners can involve listening to case histories of almost unbearable cruelty, and the settings can be intimidating at best. But for those with the ability and sense of calling required, a career of genuinely making a difference lies ahead. cosmetic surgeon With the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures on the rise (there was a three-fold increase from 2003 to 2010), qualified Cosmetic Surgeons can often enjoy a thriving and financially rewarding career. It’s not all glamour and glitz though: to train as a surgeon requires laborious study and dedication; firstly through a five-year medical degree, and then followed by a two-year foundation programme known as F1 and F2. Only then, can a trainee apply for core surgical training, sub-specialty training and higher surgical training. This means that many trainees can expect to qualify as a Cosmetic or Plastic Surgeon in their early- to mid-thirties. It’s important to differentiate cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery, too – the latter’s workload is ostensibly reconstructive procedures as opposed to those for aesthetic means. 062 WORDS: Jessie Bland and Jamie Liddell | PICTURES: Getty Images, Shutterstock

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2012

Hilary's hello
The home office
Dress to impress
The woman at the top
Your guide to education
Intern success
What do you mean?
CV don’ts
The thrill of the search
Money matters
Moving on.
Let’s get medical
Medical know-how
Caring and sharing
A senior moment?
Keeping it clean
Going global
Funeral services
Home sweet home
Constructing a career
As good as new
Power on
Engineering heroes
Changing gear
A bright spark!
Water work
Bank on it
Insure your career
Nice supplies
Get creative!
Don’t sell yourself short
Food for thought
Hilary Devey Q&A
Get connected
Online round-up

Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2012