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Sending a child abroad is a very hard decision, that we as parents take sometimes without even thinking about it.  I remember when my father sent me abroad, I don’t think he thought of every detail of my life abroad, what I need, how much money, where will I live, who is going to look after me (since I was 16 at that time) and many more questions, the main thing was how much I need to live on every month. The second difficult question is will I be able to live abroad on my own??

Nowadays of course studying abroad has become very sophisticated, there are many mechanisms to help the students: bank help you save for your child’s education; there are overseas guardian services; there are companies with counsellors that help the students in the admission process and the visa process and there are accommodation blocks especially catered for student living (food, tutors and so on).  However, we still need to give the decision some thought, and this thought should not start when the child is at year 12!! It should start at year 8.

Here are 4 rules you need to follow when thinking of sending your child to study abroad:

Rule number one “save monthly IN a bank”

Let me tell you why, we have a parent who has the money to send his child abroad, but he was saving the money in a safe in his home. He then deposited the whole amount into his son’s new account. We did explain to him that its very risky for the visa, and we were correct, the visa was rejected.  The idea here is to show continuous saving every month in a bank statement, as the act of depositing a large amount without proof may be construed as money laundering.

Rule number two “let the student take a career test”

The second important thing is to find out what the child’s potential is. We cannot wait until he or she choose their subjects in arts, science or commerce haphazardly, the choice has to be scientific, it has to be based on real standards that are developed by psychologists.

Third rule is “teach the student the concept of living alone”

Third important thing, we must involve our child in day to day life, we must let him share the responsibility of shopping, label reading, grocery list, cooking, paying bills, filling the car with petrol. The children have no idea where the money comes from and where it goes. I can tell you a small story here about a student that we had sent abroad; when he received his allowance, he went and bought a PlayStation, some games, some comfort food, and a pair of speakers; when the homestay asked him for the rent money, he opened his eyes wide, what’s that he said? we do not want this situation to occur.

Rule number four “Be considerate”

Comparisons in not only a subject in mathematics, the child needs to know the difference between living in a hotel and renting a flat, between eating in a restaurant or cooking at home, between going to Walmart or Harrods, between riding the bus or taking a taxi.  Spending amounts depends on the parents and how much they are willing to spend on their child.  Your child must think of his friends too when making spending choices, sometimes there are other children who are colleagues of your child who cannot afford to eat at a three Michelin star restaurant when his or her friend can only afford McDonalds.

I hope these ideas will help you in organizing your child’s life, there are more things to discuss which can turn this article into a book, so just think for a moment what you want your child to achieve, what are his or her abilities, what are your financial abilities, what are your emotional abilities, and the emotional abilities of your child, what are his future aspirations, is he /she going to look for a job while he studies and after retirement or work in the family business, is your child having some abilities on top of his studies like art and writing? Or he/she never explored that part of his brain? What we are trying to say here is that the future can be very simple if we plan it properly.  Let’s talk to our children early and save them from wasting precious time and life moments.

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Are you thinking about taking the next step in your career but aren’t sure what you’d like to study? Data science is a growing field and there is a lot of financial security for those who pursue a career in this field. Texas is one of the best places to study data science, with many top universities offering programs in this field.

Here, we are going to look at 5 of the best reasons to study data science Texas based including the top universities and the high demand. Keep reading to find out more.

High Demand

If you are looking for a role that is going to have guaranteed jobs in the future, then you should be looking at the data science industry. According to research by the Science and Technology Committee, there could be around 58,000 jobs created in this field by 2022. This is a great reason to think about studying data science.

Work In Various Industries

For those who have always wanted to work in different industries, data science in Texas might just be perfect. These types of roles are needed in every single industry with everything from sales to marketing and business intelligence offering roles for data scientists. This means that if you study data science, you will be spoilt for choice.

Top Universities Offer Programmes

Texas has so many opportunities for those who want to study data science and some of the top universities offer programs in this area. Always wanted to study data science in Texas? Take a look at all of the programmes on offer in Southern Methodist University, Tarleton State University and The University Of Text at Austin.

Opportunities For Freelancing

For many people, the idea of becoming a freelancer can be very appealing. Being able to work on your own terms and from home is perfect for many. With data science degrees and certificates, you can have the opportunity to do this. As long as you have an internet connection, you can work from anywhere in the world and make a lot of cash doing it!

High Salary

Finally, you might want to think about studying data science in Texas because of the high salary that is attached to this type of role. When you first start out in this industry, you’ll be making a relatively large sum of money every month and this will only increase as you gain more experience. If you are looking for a role with financial stability, you might want to think about studying data science in Texas.

Final Verdict

Pursuing a career in data science can be something that is actually quite exciting and good for your bank account. Texas is the perfect place to get started on your career and you’ll make a lot of important contacts while studying there.

Consider studying data science in Texas and you’ll be on track to earning a lot of money in no time at all.

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These are not names of people or places or events or medical terminologies, these are the names of some types of triangles which also has so many other types.  A triangle had occupied scientists minds for centuries, and the signs were used for many things, naming but a few is: god, magic, and it can also be a symbolic meaning.

I loved triangles since I was little, and we used to draw them on the ground, put squares inside them and push a stone from one to the other, of course being inside a triangle meant that we had to be very careful, and that is why I have to be careful in what I will say here.  There are attributes in some of the triangles, no matter how much you stretch them, the total degree inside will always be 180. Many buildings have used the triangle as a base, like the pyramids, the Louvre museum and many more, I once got a piece of jewellery in the shape of a triangle, loved it.

If we dissect the people in this world to their different types, we can also put them inside a triangle, for example when we talk about money, many of us will fall on the base of the equilateral triangle and the richest will be on top. If you speak about education, then many of us will be on the base, and the top will be those that had completed their PHD’s, professorship and other higher ranked educational grades. If you speak about attitudes (you may want to choose one attitude here, so I will choose rudeness), the very rude people will be on the top of the triangle and those normal will form the base, and others will be in between ranging between slightly rude, to  ruder and rudest. Any example you want to express to others when it has large numbers and small numbers, you can express in with the help of our friend the equilateral.  As I mentioned earlier, you can stretch the equilateral as much as you want, but it will always be 180 degrees, so you can put inside it as many squares and lines, and use it for maybe explaining two contradicting formulas, flip it upside down to prove a point and so on.

lets return to our main discussion here.  Scientists have also used triangles to make it easier for us to understand the concepts that they are trying to explain.  Maslow for example has a famous equilateral triangle depicting the hierarchy of needs. The base of the triangle has the physiological needs (food, shelter, breathing, and other basic needs like going to the toilet). The second level concerns Safety, as it doesn’t matter if we have food and shelter and air if our lives are threatened, and many people suffer traumatically because they are not loved or belong to groups etc.  The forth level is self esteem:  once you got the other three levels sorted, got your education and your job, you want to prove to yourself and those that you love that you are respected by others, have all the confidence in the world and you are an achiever.

The final level is the self actualization, and here is the crux of the matter.  We want to be distinguished, we want to be creative, we want to be moral, we want to be problem solver, we want to be leaders, we want to be the best. One can also move up or down in this triangle depending on situations, for example, you can be an intellectual and an achiever in a place that got hit by war, so you will return to the base; oscillating between these levels can be by chance or by situation.you can see below the different explanations of the different levels of Maslow’s hierarchy:

Another triangle in relation to EDUCATION was used by Bloom. Bloom’s triangle is used to classify learning into various levels of complexity and specificity.

According to Bloom, most of the students fall on the base of pyramid,so they learn by heart, and repeat what they learnt. The second level is understanding the concept and can discuss it and explain it. The third level can take that concept and apply it, for example can the oil be used to moisturize the skin as well as for eating? can vitamin B makes hair grew etc.

The taxonomy puts on the tip the main learners’ value “creating” so someone learns about waves and discovers the radio, another looks at the circle and discovers the wheels, someone dreams of being on the moon, discovers a rocket. When someone tells you that its easy and its not rocket science, then believe me when I say that that person is on the tip of the triangle.

What we need to do is move as many students from the base of the triangle closer to the tip, or even start with the tip and work our way downward.  When it comes to education the children are always on the tip, and then we set them in a classroom and subject them to boredom, what happens next is easily found out, they slowly move to the bottom of the triangle. Bloom Says that its best to flip the triangle and start educating children on that basis (the tip is the start).

We need to apply everything in life to the situation of wellbeing and creativity, and the best way to do this is just to think of a triangle.Where do you fit in those two triangles?

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I am an accountant (both managerial accountant and auditor) and have been working in the field for such a long time as well as teaching accounting and other subjects in accounting; I am also an economist, the combination of accounting, auditing and economics had given me a fanastic since of analaysing what is going on around me. I remember that we are hooked on making the books balance, check that no bill goes to the wrong account, balance the budget, forbid over spending, doing forecast on the basis of past experiences (at times we take into account new projects and extrapolate the budgets).

However, when it was time to start a business, I hired an accountant as well as auditors to do the books. The accountant and the auditors continued to do what the team and I in those places, I had worked for, did; basically, looking at balances and making sure that no over spending is done. The audit report comes out 4-6 months after the year ends and everyone goes by the accounting concept “Going Concern” which means that the company continues to practice its affairs and will be living in perpetuity. However, my thoughts tell me that what us the accountants do is not a good thing. Bear with me on this point.

We did a search on the companies that perished due to accounting mal-practices. Of course, very few sites will talk about the SME’s, rather a focus is made on large corporations. The accountants have inflated the assets, the accountants didn’t realize that the business is not doing well, the accountants didn’t communicate to management what they saw (if they saw it) are some of the reasons for the failure. I am listing down a few sites that talk about the scandals.

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On the other hand, we had the big five accounting firms until 2001 and since Enron, we have the big four, that almost every huge corporation uses. The audit report has a cliché “the accounts represent a fair value of the company” I know that we only take last years’ results and add the current year results, then we discuss it and sign the report. There is no digging and no accountability.

I am not going to talk about large corporations in this last comment as we need to focus on small companies who are the main wealth generators  in any country; small business pay a large fee for their books to be looked at by accountants and auditors. What do they expect to receive in return? Well, basically we need to know that the company is doing well? If sales are picking up, if we have bad debts, if we are invoicing for all the products and services that were rendered, that we can be a “Going Concern”?

Is this a possibility? Are the accountants knowledgeable? Are they fluent? Can they communicate and provide sound opinions on past and extrapolate the future to protect the company?

Let’s go back to the reasons I am writing this article? I have checked some good universities around the world, basically, New ZealandUKUSAAustralia, compared the list of courses an accountant needs to do, then tried to remember the courses that I had done while doing my specializations. Well, few subjects are strikingly needed but not evident anywhere. Mainly Communication skills, research skills, forecasting skills and last but not least psychology 101.

I feel that communication skills is an important subject to be added, the accountant has to be able to speak and express his/her opinions about the books. The information of the past needs to be analyzed and conveyed during the month and the year and not six months later when the business is almost falling. The accountant needs to have mathematical skills to provide some charts and forecasts to the client, also some basic research abilities to dig into the books to see what did we spend on and how the products are priced, he or she also need to be tactful, so knowledge in psychology should be given.

Maybe we should discuss this matter with small universities that are open to community discussions or make these subjects as pre-requisites to studying accounting. I feel that care about the economy is the main reason why accountants need to be ethical, and ethics means that we must ensure the company continues to be a “going concern”

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Studying medicine can be an overwhelming task, nevertheless, most of those students that obtain 95% and above in their secondary education opt for medicine. Many of those are either pushed to study medicine by their parents, or are themselves fascinated by this science, or their friends are going to study medicine, or they have read about doctors that saved lives and want to do the same.

Medicine is a serious subject, it encompasses the human body and mind, provides a healthy living through preventing deteriorations in the human body, protects people from diseases, saves body parts and enhances human lives in many other ways. A doctor is a person who is respected in society, not because of his/her financial status but because he can save us, our fathers, mothers and other loved ones.

If we are to start this field we must understand its nature and complications before entering it. Thus, I believe that a major research in the matter is an important aspect.  People that want to embark on this field must undertake few steps to avoid any mishaps in the future, amongst these are the following:

  1. Take a Psychometric test to know that you are meant to study medicine and that it is for you
  2. Understanding its complications and the different ways its taught around the world
  3. Understanding its length, as it can be as long as 15 years of one’s life, and that doesn’t include the annual conference and credits required to renew the license
  4. Understanding why we want to specialize in one field instead of another, as each field has its own way, however, the field can also be linked with other fields of medicine, Oncology, for example, can cover the whole body, as cancer can affect any body parts
  5. Understanding that research in medicine is as important as studying it and becoming a doctor. There are fields in medicine that are neglected, for example, not all types of cancers are researched, some patients may end up dying due to the neglect of further studies in a type of cancer
  6. Understanding that there are certain types of specializations that require two fields of studies, for example, dentistry and medicine are two majors needed to become a maxillofacial doctor, or maybe psychology and medicine to become a psychiatrist ( I am just speculating here as some psychological disorders can be related to psychiatrist problems)

Prior to entering the programme to work in a hospital, clinic, health centre or talk to doctors and understand yourself fully. If you have a relative who is a doctor shadow him, if your mum and dad know someone in large hospital you may go to an operating theatre and watch an operation live. There is nothing better than seeing for yourself the extent of the work you will be doing, if you faint when you see blood, then it’s not a field for you.

I used to think that entering a medical programme has to be the way all Arab/Europe/South East Asia universities do is the best way, the students’ study for 6 years and then get into the medical training, receive the board exam and then specializes in whatever field of medicine there is.  There are around 60-70 specializations in the medical field and doctors have to have worked in the field for a good number of years (say orthopaedic or internal medicine or ) till they are able to know every symptom with ease.

However of late, I have seen many medical problems and malpractices from doctors, some of these medical practices are due to simple communication skills or can be to related to lack of research skills, mathematical skills, computer skills, not knowing how to use some instruments, not knowing how to read an X-ray picture. I have lost a dear friend because a doctor couldn’t see that difference between cancer in the lung and an infection in the lung. So I feel that the North American way of teaching medicine is a very good way to weed away those that do not have the proper skills to become good doctors.

I am proposing here that a doctor has to study certain other subjects besides medicine, for example if a doctor is going to end up having his or her own clinic then they need to know some administration skills, business skills, communication skills, law, accounting, art, creative writing, public speaking, and last but not least research skills.

Don’t forget that you can earn as many as 10 certificates while studying medicine. You can have a diploma, a bachelor, a graduate diploma, a postgraduate diploma, a Masters and a PhD, some of these can be within the same subject or extra subjects that you will choose as electives but if combined can generate a certificate for you. A post-doctorate is also possible while doing your specializations. You will be a better doctor if you spend a year treating the ill in a remote area.

If you also want to be a good doctor, then please remember why you became a doctor in the first instance, to save lives. Money can be great for doctors, however, to earn more you need to save more lives than kill lives.

Please also remember that 95% of your work will be done by Google and other search engines as well as Artificial intelligence, all you need to do is the last 5%, of that patient care, is of utmost importance as well as caring about the relatives of the patient. At times they may need more help than the patient.

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Education Zone by Jihad Al Razqi - 6M ago

Would you be proud to address yourself as a neuroscientist? I would be as I am telling the world that I am specialized in the “nervous system” which is the network of neuron responsible for our feelings, actions and thoughts. Many people mistake this speciality to be a branch of medical specialization when it’s a bachelor degree that focuses only on the nervous system and brain diseases of people and other animals. To be a neuroscientist you do not need to be an MD. If you are a doctor that specializes in the nervous system, then you will be called neurologist after studying for at least 13 years.

What is neuroscience?

Neuroscience is the study of the brain and nervous system. This field of science is increasingly advancing and becoming a very exciting field of study. Have you ever wondered how our brains make us who we are, how people develop mental illnesses, what happens when brains are injured, how do we remember some things and other things become blurry or totally erased from our memories, why some people remember every detail and others only skim thorough objects? Why do some remember colours and some remember shapes, why some know science, and some know art, how some are right brained and some are left brained? Well, let me tell you a secret! A Neuroscientist is the one who can tell us all these secrets. In this field of study, we would learn about the nervous systems of human and animal brains, neural structures, neural function and the relationships between neural activity, behaviour and mental processes.

Nowadays many people study at least one subject of neuroscience degree to complement their major. One can study it while doing business studies, marketing, psychology and many others. Thus, this field has become a vital course for many fields.

If you are wondering about the beginnings of Neuroscience you may want to check the Arab and Persian scientists like Ibn Zuhr and Ibn Sina. You will be proud to know that their research in medicine was the main cause of neurons findings.

How long do you need to be considered a neuroscientist? This is a very difficult question, a bachelor’s degree will be a good start, and maybe you may need to have a masters degree to specialize even more on a certain part of neuroscience. You can also decide if you want to master neuroscience in humans or animals.

To add to the importance of Neuroscience, you may as well check out the relationship between a neuroscientist and neurologist. The Neuroscientists paves the way, discovers, research, and directs the Neurologist to master his or her work. The neuroscientist can find the cause of the illness or the problem, and the neurologist will repair it. Think, for example, of the numbness that we sometimes get in our hands. If the neuroscientists didn’t find the nerve that makes us numb and how it got entangled or gets clogged, the neurologists wouldn’t be able to operate on it.

Now that I had convinced you of the importance of neuroscience, I would like you to consider what you need to study in order to be accepted to a neuroscience degree. Well, you may need Biology and chemistry. Also, you may need to do mathematics, another language would also be great. If you are going from a Tawjeehia highschool certificate, then you would have gone through the science subject, thus you are safe.

Where does a neuroscientist work? This is a classic question, that all students ask about. The hospitals and universities is an obvious workplace, and sometimes research centres around the world. One can also work in companies, in advertising places, with psychologists, with psychoanalysts, in schools, or as teachers. This is just a short list of work areas; the University of Kent had listed a few more areas which you can read too.

Free courses on neuroscience can be found on Coursera, as well as Ted talks on neuroscience

Please consider this major, as you will be unique.

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I have been noticing that many students are disrespectful to their teachers, their fellow students, to their parents, to their community at large. Bullying in schools is a known phenomenon that has been studied and restudies, but still, there is no cure, as it continued for centuries. Also, once we leave our schools, we continue to be disrespectful to the coworkers, managers, the world at large. In certain cases, the disrespectfulness turns into harassment and other strange behaviours like Harassment, stealing and killing (like the killings in the USA).

What is the point of education? And why do we bother if we have these symptoms in our societies? Are we missing something? If so what is it? Are we saying that those that bully and do the things the society dislikes are not educated? Or we couldn’t refine them to suit what we want?

Sometimes I tend to believe that religion and education if taught in a good way and in combination may deter people from doing the wrong things to each other. But then, I see many schools that have mosques, temples, chapels within them and they form part of the curriculum but still warrant unwanted behaviours from students.

I feel that there are 6 types of people:

1. The type that is easily refined and wants to be part of the society and make a positive change
2. The type that is on the border, it doesn’t matter if the whole world changed around him or her, he or she will do what each like, and only take from the society without giving. Still causing no harm
3. The type that instils good manners onto others, and just seeing him or her makes us want to be good people
4. The type that is fit to be a leader and will take extreme measures to be a leader
5. The type that is a leader and people will follow him/her without trying to convince them that he is a leader
6. Last but not least the type that has been forgotten and left to rot to cause more damage to society.

If I ran a school, I would take the 6th type, and I will not teach them math or science, instead, I would instil ideas of good behaviour, leadership, communication skills, social skills, emotional skills, creative skills, and RESPECT. Of course, there are many other skills I would like to teach them, and test them in the society, give them jobs and chores, see their parents, and discuss ways that may alter their behaviour. Convince them that they don’t want to be research subjects and they have to contribute as that’s what all of us are here for, here to contributors to society.

However, for those that may exhibit sexual behaviours (harassment), I will subject them to intensive psychological studies to remove all traces of this disease from their mind.

What we are witnessing these days (especially after everything can go viral on the internet) is something that we should not keep quiet about. There are things that we the educators have to interfere with. We need to see how our methods are making the students better people, not just better students.

In different parts of the world, some systems came about that focus on these qualities (behavioural and educational solutions) the first one that comes to mind is the Finnish education system which focuses on empathy, communication skills, play and the love for learning, it also teaches respect to others:

In Finland, high-class daycare and nursery-kindergarten are considered critical for developing the cooperation and communication skills important to prepare young children for lifelong learning, as well as the “formal learning of reading and mathematics”. This preparatory period lasts until the age of 7. Please notice here that lifelong learning is placed first and then the formal learning. Lifelong learning will equip us to live our lives in harmony and teach us about respect, love, life skills.

The early childhood training focuses on each child’s personality; every child is respected and treated like a person! Taking into account that a child is always unique, and no two children are alike. So if a child is a type who wants every toy for himself, the educators will guide him/her to develop social skills and interactive skills mainly paying attention to other people’s needs, caring about others, having a positive attitude about people in general, other cultures and the environment that surrounds them. Sometimes the child is so engrossed in his or her own needs to the extent that they forget that there are others living around them. The early childhood training focuses on improving this side of the child. The second focus is to train them to look after themselves as they become adults, be able to make decisions, join the activities in the society and become active in their communities and their societies.

I am not sure if you know this already, the parents of the newborn children receive three books as part of their maternity package, one for the mum, another for the dad and the last one for the newborn!! They believe that if we start the reading process at that early age, a culture of reading will be fostered. They also believe that early education is responsible for 90% of brain growth that happens in the first five years and 85% of the nerve paths develop before starting school (according to an Eeva Hujala, early childhood development specialist) Reading to the child early allows the schools to focus on learning through play.

Thus the basic theory of Finnish education is to eliminate the various problems the world has with “troubled minds” through play and communication skills the children learn to love and respect. Basically elimination of the problems that we have in our countries. Making each child unique raises the awareness “that I am a good person” in the child, so he or she are proud to be good.

The second education system that can tackle the problems mentioned above is the Rudolf Steiner-Waldorf system, its one of the oldest systems that focus on holistic learning, and considers the child as the source of learning, so as they say, we don’t need books to teach the child as the child himself is the book. Steiner method focuses on the imagination in learning by integrating the practical, intellectual and artistic development of the child.

There is no curriculum for the Steiner model, merely general guidelines of “what motivates children” at different ages. Some school include the national curriculum of the country and add the other elements that focus on enhancing the child’s abilities. The students go to the wilderness and learn to do things like erecting tents, growing vegetables, writing about their experiences, and drawing what they see. At the same time, the students learn to respect, learn to dialogue, to cooperate and to help their fellow students. However many educators feel that the Steiner system is very old, very structured and may be outdated, however I feel that even if it is old and outdated, the structures that the theory is based upon are solid, and my deep research into this made me believe that it is not dissimilar to the Finnish system.

According to a review of the United Kingdom, Steiner schools the Steiner-Waldorf’s structure explains that the children develop in three stages, and each stage has its own attributes and learning strategies. Each stage awakens a certain attribute, and at times a few attributes are awakened at once. The attributes are related to the physical, behavioural, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual side of the child development and the methodology utilized is to foster the creative and the analytic thinking of the child. The study confirmed that the Steiner schools can successfully develop “creative, social and other capabilities important in the holistic growth of the child.

In the Steiner-Waldorf model, there are no books needed. Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not learn to teach out of any book other than the one lying open before us and consisting of the children themselves”

I am not sure why the Finnish system received a lot of approvals around the world when the Steiner system that started over a hundred years ago didn’t and there are around 1000 schools around the world that focuses on it. I feel both systems are great and both focus on the child and his or her learning abilities and outcomes, both do not restrict themselves to a curriculum that can damage the child’s abilities. Both focus on teaching through play and experimentations, both focus on educational games, and both have class teachers instead of one teacher per subject.

These types of educational systems need to be adopted as they focus on the qualities required to live in today’s world (Rudolf Steiner and the Finnish systems). The “respect part” will be a bonus as the system itself can generate intellectual children who know how to live cooperatively in today’s world.

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If you have been thinking about pursuing a career in healthcare, you’re in luck right now. The demand for healthcare professionals is at an all-time high, especially for OB/GYNs. Here are a few reasons you should consider entering the field.

Higher Demand for Female OB/GYNs

While health care may seem to be a male-dominated field, over the past few years, the demand for female OB/GYNs has increased significantly. More women than ever are requesting to see another female specialist these days. Women are naturally more comfortable talking with women, especially about sexual or pregnancy issues. Furthermore, supply and demand favours female OB/GYNs and now more than 70 percent of all residents are women.

Work Satisfaction

There’s something satisfying about bringing new life into this world, and this is one of the reasons people have ranked OB/GYN as the most rewarding sector in the healthcare field. As an OB/GYN, you’ll have the chance to experience childbirth regularly and help new mothers make choices that will affect their newborn’s health.

Some OB/GYNs work with high-risk pregnancies exclusively. These nurses and doctors deal with patients with premature births, a history of miscarriages, or preexisting conditions that could complicate childbirth. As an OB/GYN, you’ll also have the chance to contribute to the field by discovering new procedures and methods that could one day become standard practice.

Higher than Average Salary

Not only is the obstetrics field one of the most fulfilling positions in healthcare, it is also one of the highest paying. According to this website, an obstetrician can earn up to $204,000 a year, which is right up there with general surgeons and cardiologists. Not to mention that this salary is for level entry positions; experienced OB/GYNs can earn up to $300,000 a year, especially when employed by major hospital networks.

Flexibility

The OB/GYN field has not always been seen as the most family-friendly option, but there are ways that you can make it manageable. For instance, many graduates decide to go into academics after their studies, which offers more flexibility. Others have decided to open their own clinics with other moms and make it part of their branding. Healthcare “by moms for moms” is a fast-growing field and along with partners, it’s easier to share the load and make your schedule more flexible.

It’s also important to note here that studying to become an OB/GYN is also flexible with many bachelor level programs now being available online.  For example, through this college in San Diego CA, you can study for a medical speciality in as little as 20 months. It’s not just San Diego CA colleges that offer these options, either.  You can find online courses for most medical specialities throughout the United States.

Becoming an OB/GYN is one of the best decisions you could make. Not only will you have the chance to experience the miracle of birth on a regular basis, you’ll also be able to experience all the benefits we mentioned above.

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Today’s environment requires us to be healthy, due to the fact that most of our jobs are usually completed while sitting on a chair. And to be healthy you need to have a healthy diet, do some exercise, go for walks and have good habits in general.  Basically, we are focusing on movement. And the main part of our body responsible for movement is our feet.

Healthy feet are crucial ingredients in a healthy lifestyle.  You don’t need corn, you don’t need calluses, you don’t need toenail problems, such as thickened or fungal toenails. Also, if you play sports you will have foot injuries and some sort of infections.  Or maybe the way you walk is affecting your lower back and all the pain can be due to having Flatfoot.  I can name hundreds of situations where the foot is the culprit, and here is why I am talking about “The foot”.

Podiatry (Greek name for foot) is to do with feet, ankle and lower legs. They are the parts that we need most when we walk or do exercise. Taking care of our feet is of the utmost importance and we need to rethink our study majors due to this.

Podiatry is a popular programme in the west, and the graduates are actually called doctors, but they don’t go to medical school.  They are medical specialists who help with problems of the feet or lower leg. Diabetes patients need them the most as they often suffer from feet injuries.   They can reset bones, do surgeries, prescribe medications, or they can order X-ray and lab tests.  They have their own initials (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, or DPM) and they are registered.  The whole western world has this programme, and most of the students open their own clinics after graduations as they have many hours of actual work experience with patients.

To do Podiatry, you will need to have a science background, and you will also study Biology, Chemistry, physics and other science classes to be ready.  The students will also study about the bones, muscles, and nervous system and study all the possible diseases and injuries that can affect the feet.  They will study how to diagnose the feet and lower leg and treat them. When they graduate and open their own clinics they can earn in excess of 100,000 dollars, and they are called “doctors”.

Back to our subject, we have 35-45% of our students wanting to do medicine, which is great, don’t take me wrong (I wanted to be one when I was little), however, there are hundreds of health-related occupations that we can look at besides medicine.  Podiatry is one of them and I want one student to read this blog and decide to go and study it. Helping people be healthy and do their exercise is a major contribution to society, don’t forget that a healthy body generates healthy minds.

Besides, a medical doctor has to study for 6 years, do general medicine, train for two years, be a registrar for three, then specialize in one field of medicine, surgeon, internal medicine, oncology, brain, neuro, blood, orthopedic, etc; thus, a podiatrist will cut short the study period to four only and be a specialist and a “DOCTOR” in less than a third of the time.

To help you start learning about the programme here is a MOOC just for Podiatry

References:

NHS.uk

AUT.ac.nz

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If you are as romantic as I am, you would go to the beach or enjoy looking at water, as water is the main source of life.  However, a scientist looks at water differently, he or she looks at it as a combination of oxygen and hydrogen, and also sometimes mineral, and other things that can affect the water quality.  Now the water I am talking about here is the drinking water. Where does it come from?

Drinking water can come from wells, from rainwater, from springs, from natural lakes, or from seawater after it was purified ( I worked in a smelter that did this and our water was used by the whole of the city).  Once while converting the water to steam to generate electricity, a turtle came in the area, and we were all worried about it.  The turtle was healthy, and all we did is to return it to the sea.  We had a group just looking after the health of the environment that surrounded us. Those that looked after the sea life, and those that made sure that oil is not spilled. All of these people had studied environmental science, marine science, geology, Marine Biology, Marine engineering, Marine Ecology and Aquaculture, marine biochemistry, marine mammal science, Oceanography, Limnology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology, Evolution, etc.

In general, a student who is interested in saving the earth and making life possible for our future generation will opt to study these majors; studies prove that if we do not look after our water and water sources, we will all perish and die.  For example, I want you to remember the tsunami that happened in 2004 in areas like Japan, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and many others on that region, what did the water do? Whether it’s a lot of water or lack of it, we must know what to do. We must find out the causes of these natural calamities, we must know what is affecting the global warming, are we going to have snow at all in the future? Can we still go diving if we wanted to? Will we eat fish? Are there going to be fish at all? Or are we going to kill them with our environmental unfriendliness?

I can give so many examples of how studying about the water and the life within it, as there are many stories, but I cannot stress more on the importance of studying these subjects.  Did you know that Antarctica may not be there for long? Can we reverse this? Can we make life in Antarctica better for the penguins and the other animals? Can the albatross live? Or is it going to feed on the trash that we through in the sea? Can the Sperm whales live again? All of this work is part of the studies when you become a marine scientist, you will be saving these species. As a marine/environmental scientist, you will not only be saving these species, you will also making life possible for all of us, and for our future generations.

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