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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Rita Giri
Profession – Nursing Tutor
Designation – Associate Professor
OrganisationTata Steel
Age – 53
Work Experience (Years) – 31
Under-Graduation – B.Sc. in Nursing, Calcutta University
Post-Graduation – M.Sc. in Nursing, Calcutta Medical College

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started the initial phase of my career in July 1987 in West Bengal Government hospital and then I joined as a nursing tutor and worked there for approximately six months.
I completed my masters after that and started working again from 1991. My second job was at Tata Motors at Jamshedpur where I taught for approximately eight months.
Post that, I left Tata Motors and joined Tata Main Hospital as an associate professor which is under Tata Steel Limited. I have been working here for the last twenty-five years.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

Ever since my career started, my primary job responsibility as a tutor was to teach and guide students who came into the field of nursing. Even when I joined Tata Motors, my job included teaching and helping my students in various theoretical and practical cases that they encountered in day-to-day life. As an associate professor in Tata Main Hospital, my job responsibilities include not only teaching the nursing students but also helping them develop themselves holistically. I conduct tests and exams like any other professor and train my students for multitasking and coping up with the workload.

Average Income for a Nursing Tutor 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 – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
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 as a Nursing Tutor?
Would you consider being a Nursing Tutor  Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance as a Nursing Tutor?
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Overal , how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

Since this is a teaching profession, the minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant stream. However, people with a Master’s degree are given a higher preference.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Post-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?

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
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

This profession requires a lot of patience, good communication skills and knowledge. One should be able to not just teach theory but also show how to practically deal with intricate problems in case of an emergency.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

This profession, due to its increasing demand is attracting a higher pay scale which comes without the physical exertion that people working as nurses have to go through.
Secondly, the work culture is endearing. One can easily maintain a proper work-life balance in this field.
Thirdly, this profession keeps us in contact with the upcoming medical advancements which help us in our day to day life.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

This profession requires a vast knowledge about not only the theoretical but also the practical aspects of the human body. One cannot be even slightly careless or wrong about any factual data while teaching to one’s students.
This job can also become tiresome and monotonous after a certain period of time as it involves repeated activities with successive batches.
Also, nowadays, some students misbehave which has to be handled very carefully.

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 Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect for a Nursing Tutor?
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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?
Very Difficult
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
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 have become a doctor.