Importance of Education
Name – Sudip Mukherjee
Profession – Physiotherapy
Designation – Physiotherapist
Organisation – Tata Main Hospital
Age – 50
City – Jamshedpur
Work Experience (Years) – 25
Under-Graduation – B.Sc. (Hons), Ranchi University
Post-Graduation – M.Sc., National Institute of Rehab Training and Research, Cuttack
Please give us a summary of your Career.
After post graduation, I came to Jamshedpur and started my career in Gangotri Nursing Home situated at Kadma, Jamshedpur as a clinical and visiting physiotherapist.
I used to offer physiotherapy services in Nursing Home as well as at the patients’ homes. I worked there for two years from 1991 to 1993.
In 1993, I joined occupational health services in Tata Steel and was posted in this hospital as a chest physiotherapist.
I currently work as a Clinical Physiotherapist and also take care of the administrative services.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
At Tata Main Hospital, I am currently working as a clinical physiotherapist. Patients come to us when recommended by their respective doctors.
As a physiotherapist, my primary responsibility is to help patients with physical difficulties due to various illnesses, help them improve their movements and mobility and flexibility of their muscles.
I organize physical exercise sessions and occasionally use electric-therapy for complicated health issues.
I also check administrative work and supervise the work of interns.
Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider the profession of a Physiotherapist Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
One can enter the field only through academic qualifications. One has to have a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from a recognized university.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
Nopany Institute Of Health Care Studies, WB.
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as a Physiotherapist?
First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on a few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing the pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
Patience and toleration are necessary to succeed in this field. One might face vehement stubborn patients or dominating seniors during the job but the adverse situations should be tackled with a cool temperament.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to be a Physiotherapist?
1. There is an increasing demand for physiotherapists these days which is leading to the pay escalation in this profession.
2. The job of a physiotherapist is not hectic. One might be busy all day, but it is not full of exertion.
3. Also, this profession allows you to set up your own private practice. One can work at a variety of places along with continuing his or her private practice.
4. Job security in this field is high.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as a Physiotherapist?
1. The most frequent con faced in this job is the dominance of the doctor fraternity. It may sometimes lead to conflicts.
2. Patients often misbehave mostly when in pain. They often disobey the therapist. The lack of patience in the patients is yet another challenge of this field.
3. The sessions can sometimes stretch for long hours, which may be tiring both for the patient and the therapist.
4. One has to keep him/herself updated regarding technical equipment.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would pick the profession of a surgeon because the human body seems fascinating to me.
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