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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Ruby Thomas
Profession – Nurse
Designation – Nurse at Maitreyi College
OrganisationDelhi University
Age – 31
Work Experience (Years) – More than 7 yrs.
Under-Graduation – B.Sc., Nightingale Institute of Nursing
Professional Qualification – Diploma in Nursing

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After my graduation, I started working with Moolchand medicity.
But before working with Moolchand medicity, I used to work in smaller firms. There, I worked in the NICU department where I took care of the newborn and preterm babies.
Then, I joined Delhi University and I have been working there for the last two years. I work in a prestigious college of Delhi University called Maitreyi College. Here, I treat students, teaching faculty, and the non-teaching staff at the college.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

My normal routine starts from 9 in the morning. Many students visit me if they have any health problem. My major responsibility is to take care of my patients(students). I note down the details of the students /person visiting me, so that I have a record.
I also give injections and medicines to the patients if required, and report the same to the doctor.

Average Income for a Nurse in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 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 – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 2-5 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?
Less than 7 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 for a Nurse?
Would you consider being a Nurse Risky?

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

You need to do a B.Sc. in nursing or a post graduation in nursing.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Very Helpful
Generally speaking, your work is
Office 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 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?

Delhi nursing council.

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

3 lakh per annum

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 – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
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 gets easily stressed out, angry and irritated
Please provide details

An easy-going, cooperative and patient nurse.

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

1) It is a noble profession because it is one of the most respected professions in the society.
2) Being a nurse is referred to as a lady with the lamp, this makes you full with pride.
4) It is a profession where service is provided beyond any limits.
6) One is able to maintain a good work-life balance.

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

1) We do our best by giving our services, but it is not mandatory you will get something in return.
2) There is a lot of physical and mental stress depending on the number of patients you have.
3) There is no corporate work environment.
4) One has to deal with a variety of patients and family members with different temperaments.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
Medium to Large Business (Annual Family Income upwards of 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Difficult

Because, as a nurse, we can’t prescribe medications or treatment but a doctor can prescribe the medications and treatment that we then follow.

How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Very Easy
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 choose a corporate life, it is less stressful.