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The Advantages Of Studying Abroad

By Article Contributor, Monday, September 16, 2013

Join the army, they said. See the world, they said.

Thanks to increasing globalization, there are now plenty of ways to see the world that don’t require you to join the army.

International Student Graduate Cake 389x259 The Advantages Of Studying AbroadFor example, you could kill two boards with one stone and get your education in a foreign country (or two). More students are taking the opportunity to study abroad, and experience all the benefits that it has to offer.

Benefits such as:

  • Gain insight into a different culture

You can see much of the world by backpacking across a continent, but to truly learn about a culture, you have to live in it.

Studying abroad requires you to actually live and work amongst the people of a country for an extended period of time. This allows you to gain a better sense of their cultural quirks than if you were simply passing through. This is especially the case if you’re attending an educational institution in a less central location.

  • Learn a different language

Living amongst a different culture is the best way to learn a different language, which, aside from improving your communication ability, is beneficial in many ways. There is evidence to suggest that speaking more than one language improves the brain’s ability to process information, and can help delay the onset of dementia later in life.

Research has found that languages are constantly active in the brains of people who are bilingual or multilingual, and their brains are continuously choosing between the various words when they attempt to express a concept. This constant stimulation helps develop cognitive functions and improves information retention, benefiting not only language majors, but students in general.

Aside from that, learning a new language provides an additional skillset, one which opens up a number of new career opportunities and increases your value to any organization that chooses to employ you.

  • Network

Whatever part-time work you engage in, whatever people you meet, and whatever experience you gain while traveling will grow your network of contacts. Whether they’re of a social or professional nature, they can provide information and assistance that can be critical to your education, career, or your pursuit of business opportunities.

  • Expand your interests

Pushing your boundaries and acquiring new skills can pave the way for new and unexpected career paths. Perhaps the need to cover your expenses prompts you to find work in an area you might never have otherwise considered, and you may find it to be to your liking, or particularly well-suited to your strengths. Or, perhaps fending for yourself improves your confidence in your own abilities, and you find yourself more willing than ever to seize opportunities.

There’s even a chance you’ll feel more at home in your new surroundings. There are countless stories of people who have fallen in love with a culture and opted to stay much longer than originally intended.

  • Improve your resume

Ultimately, the skills most valued by employers are the same skills you need to succeed in a foreign environment. Anyone who chooses to study abroad shows a willingness to meet challenges and face the unknown. Living overseas for an extended period of time shows adaptability and perseverance. Furthermore, organizations will value the insight that your experiences in distant lands can provide.

Combining education and experience

For all that books and lectures can teach you, most would agree that experience is the ultimate educator. When you study abroad, you gain the benefits of both an academic and cultural education. You’re forced to develop a greater degree of independence then might otherwise have been required, and you’re forced to operate in an environment and culture to which you are unaccustomed.

Such experiences can contribute more to your education than any degree ever could. After all, education is not just about developing your academic abilities. Traveling presents a great opportunity for personal growth, and there are few better opportunities for traveling than to study abroad.

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Matthew Flax writes about the ways in which travel can broaden your education, being himself an English speaker who learns countless new and interesting words whenever he visits England.

What Do Kids Really Want To Be When They Grow Up?

By Article Contributor, Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kid Child Doctor Ambition 389x311 What Do Kids Really Want To Be When They Grow Up?What did you want to be when you grew up? It was probably something exciting like a firefighter, police officer, marine biologist, or astronaut, although many kids fall in love with their teachers and want to follow in their footsteps, and some demonstrate an early penchant for altruism and want to become nurses or doctors. And then there are the kids who haven’t quite got their heads around the idea of growing up or who haven’t figured out the permanency of the human condition, and who want to become superheroes, super villains, and mermaids.

It seems that time makes no real difference to kids’ aspirations. Kids of today want to grow up to be the same things as kids of yesteryear; which is sweet when you think about it. Let’s look at some of the enduring dream jobs.

  • Doctor

According to the results of recent survey published in the Daily Mail, 9% of UK children want to grow up to become doctors. According to the results of a survey published by Forbes in 2009, a doctor was on the top 10 list of US kids’ dream jobs. Becoming a doctor is one of the more sensible options, not only in terms of salary (doctors tend to be among the mid- to upper-income earners no matter what country they’re in), but also in terms of employment opportunities.

The demand for healthcare professionals, from GPs and nurses to specialists such as anaesthetists and oncologists, remains high. In some countries, demand is especially high. Australia, for example, has a dire shortage of GPs. Coincidentally or not, it’s also one of the countries with the highest paid GPs, so if your kid is determined to slog it out at medical school, perhaps you should consider moving Down Under.

  • Police officer

Once again, our two surveys are in agreement. Five per cent of UK children want to become police officers, and the job also makes it to the list of top 10 dream jobs in the US. Part of reason for the job’s popularity is the way in which it is portrayed in the eternally popular cop shows on TV. Not only does the job seem exciting, but there is an element of the superhero about it, as the good guys chase bad guys, have a good old fight, and always win.

However, the shine often wears off as children learn that the good guys don’t always win, that there is a lot of paperwork involved, and that the money is, sadly, not very good.

  • Dancer

Another profession that crosses the pond is dancing. TV may play a pivotal role here, as shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Strictly Come Dancing (Dancing with the Stars) have taken dancing out of the closet and given it some serious cool-factor. Interestingly, in the UK, more boys (8%) than girls (5%) want to become dancers.

Once again, the glamour of TV doesn’t quite reflect the reality of the situation. Dancers work long, gruelling hours and the pay is mostly abysmal. You have to be a super, super-dancing star to compete pay-wise with a less glamourous job like a GP. And then you have to consider the lack of longevity. Like all physically demanding, athletic jobs, dancers’ performance peaks relatively early and then they have to find another way to earn their living, usually as a teacher or choreographer.

  • Rock star/Musician

Blame Elvis, blame the Beatles, blame Michael Jackson, blame Nirvana, blame Britney Spears, blame Katy Perry, blame Justin Bieber – every few years some (relatively) unknown person or band has a mega-breakout year and keeps the passion for music stardom alive. To be honest, kids don’t need a lot of talent to make it in the industry, but they need an inordinate amount of luck.

Some may be willing to settle for local renown, but most shelve their dreams, only reviving them for the occasional karaoke night, or for Wii Pop Idol and Guitar Hero.

  • Scientist

It seems that kids in the UK are more taken with the sciences than those in the US. The only dream job in the US that is sort of (but not really) comparable is astronaut, and that’s only because some of the prerequisite fields overlap. The Daily Mail doesn’t define what kids think a scientist is. It could be anything from pharmacological science to biological science, or the kind of science that literally blows up in one’s face and turns one into a raging Hulk monster of hate.

If we’re honest, it’s probably the latter. Kids do love to make things go boom. However, many kids take their interest in fizzing compounds and test tubes gurgling over Bunsen burners and turn it into fantastically interesting and worthwhile careers.

In case you think that it’s only kids from similar cultures (UK and US) who have similar ideas of what they want to be when they grow up, consider the dream jobs listed by children in Japan. The list includes: doctor, police officer, and astronaut, as well as several other jobs that made the UK and US lists, such as firefighter, athlete nurse, and teacher.

Japanese boys also expressed an interest in becoming anime characters, while kids in the US and UK want to become SpongeBob SquarePants. Proof, perhaps, that kids are kids, no matter where in the world they live.

Jemima Winslow went through the list of dream jobs, from doctor and police officer to dancer and Wonder Woman, until she finally settled on writing, which is a dream job to her.

How Obama Has Changed The Educational Field

By yoga subagja, Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Politics is a tricky field when it comes to education — a President can do much to increase its value, and on the other hand make the expense not seem worth it, especially when inflation can cause the prospect of taking out school loans a tricky proposition. When searching out a career training degree online it’s important to take into consideration the many benefits that President Obama has made available.

Obama Lecturing 389x281 How Obama Has Changed The Educational FieldEach President has their own particular view of how best to help students. President Bill Clinton, for example, was responsible for many points of progress in the American educational sphere, especially in making sure college graduates could immediately find work that would add prestige and accomplishment to their resume before heading into the workforce.

Clinton did so by introducing programs for young people to get experience helping in a non-profit capacity, via AmeriCorps; while President Kennedy, via the Peace Corps, often provided young college graduates the chance to help others in need. Such programs have been an essential part of the educational life of American students for years, and have provided a much-needed incentive to value human rights work as a central tenet of an educational experience.

President Obama has also often created incentives for students — such as loan forbearance, which for years has been a prohibitive aspect of attending school in a difficult economy. Now students have greater time to find work before committing to paying off their student loans, instead of rushing into whatever job they can take upon graduation. Having the extra time for a healthy period of job searching is one way that students can seek out the career that’s right for them.

The downside of educational progress in the last four years, of course, has been that while educational loan forbearance is made easier under President Obama, the opportunity cost of loans has increased, with many students who have taken out federal loans to attend university seeing their interest rates double this spring. Such high degrees of debt — on top of ballooning tuition costs — will no doubt cause difficulties for students who are trying to pull themselves up by their bootstraps in contemporary America.

One of President Obama’s most notable accomplishments, however, during his time in the Oval Office, has been in instituting the Race to the Top program, which as part of a wider movement to create economic stimulus gives competitive grants to students showing strong learning capabilities and demonstration of hard work. It should show students that when it comes to education reform, Obama is making good on many of his promises — and suggests that future benefits to students will not be far off.

In a New York Times op-ed piece by Thomas Friedman that appeared last year, the author notes that Race to the Top “has already set off a nationwide wave of school reform,” and commends the President for this program as being one of his most notable accomplishments (as little known as it might be, with Obamacare and bank bailouts taking the lion’s share of headlines during Obama’s last two terms) since his election.

For these reasons, it is clear that President Obama has been a friend to students but held back by a soured economy. That being said, hopefully we can look forward to a time when more of his good ideas — however lesser known than his overhaul of the healthcare system and his foreign policy moves — come to light.

A Business Degree Can Improve Your Employment Prospects

By Estelle Page, Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wall St A Business Degree Can Improve Your Employment ProspectsChoosing the right degree and the right place to do it is one of the most difficult choices that school leavers have to make. Faced with not knowing what to do in life and having a myriad of degrees to choose from is not a nice feeling, believe me. However, choosing a degree in business could be one of the best decisions that you make.

There are two ways to think about a business degree. The first is that they can be tailored to a specific area of business, meaning your skills are honed perfectly on getting a job in a specific sector.

The second way is to think of a business degree as a ‘gateway degree’, like history or geography. They can open the gates to a variety of employment possibilities which is one of their greatest features.


How does a business degree improve your employment prospects?

Let’s explore those two viewpoints and see why a business degree increases your job prospects.

Firstly, the area specific view. The first year of your degree will be a general introduction to all the common areas of the subject, standard to most degrees. If there is an area that you particularly enjoy you can choose those modules in your second and third years, gradually increasing your knowledge of the field and making you the perfect candidate for jobs in that area.

Your second option with a business degree is to take modules in a variety of areas. This will mean that you have a very solid grounding in a wide variety of areas, so when it comes to applying for jobs you can apply for a vast number of roles in different business sectors.

With this second viewpoint, you are really trying to sell the skills you have developed across your degree to your prospective employers. These could be skills that include presenting and organisation, so it’s important that you have a variety of examples from your degree.

Why do business degrees make you more employable?

Business degrees teach you the skills you need to be successful in the business world, but they can also be applied to almost every job. It is difficult to think of a job where your employer would not want you to present something to a person or group or where they would not want you to be organised. Essentially your skills are suited to any job.

This means you can apply for a large number of roles when you graduate. Biologists, physicists and chemists can only really apply for specific roles, business graduates can apply for many, increasing your chances of employment.

If you go down the first route outlined above, your skills will have been tailored to the role making you highly employable to any business looking for people in that sector.

Many business degrees, including those at Solent University, offer placement opportunities meaning that you can gain experience in your chosen sector and show employers that you have already worked in a similar role.

Ultimately, whichever direction you decide to take your business degree, the outcome will be increased employability thanks to the skills you learn during your time.

Chris is a university student who realises the benefits that a degree can create and how studying the right degree for you can increase your employability.

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Part Time Online Jobs: Women Rule

By srashmi, Friday, August 23, 2013

Many women have to leave their 9 to 5 job because of family responsibilities. To maintain work life balance, part time online jobs are increasing preferred by them. Those who are not aware about how to find part time jobs, read on.

Women are outnumbering men in every field. Women now equally represent technology field, which had the dominance of men until some years ago. In fact, women outnumber men when it comes to freelancing in the virtual world. Reports say that more than 55 per cent of online freelancing jobs are taken up by women. Students, homemakers or 60 plus women are engaged in various types of online part time jobs for women Part Time Online Jobs: Women Rule

Growing Market of Part Time Jobs

Part time jobs thus have a growing market. Stats show that female freelancers are searching more for part times jobs online and occupying a huge market. Women prefer to work in online jobs like data entry or writing as it gives them a better work life balance. Female freelancers in the virtual world are more as even employers prefer to hire them.

Those who are not aware, the part time online jobs for women are many. The online world of today is a boon for women as they can work from home. Since the work is online, the best way to find a part time job is online itself. And what better way that searching part time jobs through employment sites. Yes, employment websites are the best and quickest way of finding online jobs.

How to join an Employment Website:

The process is easy. You have to create an account with a site. There is an online form, which asks basic details such as name, occupation, age, educational qualifications etc. Filling this form is the first step of registration with the job site. Once these details are accepted, another list of questions appears on the screen. You have to fill the employment details here. This section asks about previous employers, work period, type of openings required etc. These details are necessary as it will help in getting future employment notifications. The third step is to finish the registration process by uploading the current resume.

Once the online form is duly filled, you will be registered as a user with the website and will be part of these services. As a Registered user, you can search for part time jobs in the site. Depending upon you work domain, you will a get a long list of openings such as data entry jobs, online writing jobs, freelancing jobs etc. Mention the years of experience and month salary to get the best openings suiting you.

Employment websites not only helps in delivering a quick search, registered users also receive many services.  As per the online form details, you will receive weekly or daily e-mails of current job vacancies. Part time jobs vacancies will be available to your mail as and when new positions are available. In the advanced tech age, you can search current openings from you mobile. With the newest applications for mobile, job search for part time jobs is at your fingertips.

Searching jobs through print medium or employment agents is now a passé. So get set for your next part time job by online search.


Author Bio:

A writer by profession, Swati Srivastava is currently focusing her writing on the extensive domain of online job search. She has written various articles, news stories and blog posts for the employment sector. The above article is a compilation of latest facts and discusses about part time for women.

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A love of reading

By Christobel, Friday, August 16, 2013

Reading Study Beach 389x389 A love of readingFor me there can be nothing more pleasurable than to read a good book. I realise that is not the case for everyone, but I think this may be because they haven’t been directed to good books.

I firmly believe a love of reading has to be engendered from a very early age. Looking at picture books when you are still a baby and then the bedtime story which should be a delightful warm and loving experience that every child should have.

If your parents were keen readers, evidence shows you are also more likely to love a good read. But as you grow up and life becomes more hectic reading for pleasure is often one of the pleasures that goes by the wayside.

The long view

As I am going to be 69 in September I can look back and see that there have been periods in my life when there just was not time to read, young children, careers, family life, cooking, entertaining all took precedence over reading.

But the great thing about reading is that it is a life skill that, if you were introduced to with the love and the excitement of a good story you can always pick up at any time.

Some of the benefits of a good book include:-
A place of calm to go to when all around you is going mad.
You need never be bored or at a loss for what to do.
You will never be lonely.
You learn a lot about human nature, history or whatever topics are of interest to you.
A book is the perfect travelling companion.

Do not be an intellectual snob about your book

Particularly when you are just picking up reading again, be easy on yourself, read easy read books. I loved the children’s Harry Potter books they are exciting and easy to read, but there are lots of funny light and entertaining books to get you going.

Bridget Jones Diary is one, or do you have a particular interest in something, maybe science fiction can grab you. If you have a spiritual leaning a beautiful book is Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. its short and very uplifting.

Thats another thing make your first few books short. Do not go for large volumes, you won’t finish them and then you will feel defeated. So leave the James Joyce Ulysses for when you are really hooked on reading again.

Historical Novels

Until recently I never read historical novels for the simple reason you know what is going to happen. But earlier this year I discovered the writer Hilary Mantel, she is an English writer whose books have garnered numerous awards.

I will warn you they are too complicated to be starter books, but when you feel you are ready they are really great reads.

What I have found is that although I thought I knew about a given period, I certainly didn’t know all the ins and outs of actually what happened. Hilary has researched her books thoroughly so they are historically correct, but they are told as stories that draw you in and inform you at the same time.

The two best known of her books are Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, both these books have won numerous prestigious awards and are about Thomas Cromwell an extraordinary man who became King Henry Eight’s right hand man.

In the UK we studied Henry in depth when I was at school, mainly because he had 6 wives, many of whom met bloody ends. But Hilary really brings the period and people alive.

Another of her books is A Place of Great Safety which is about the French Revolution, this is a riveting book which every potential dictator should read. It really shows how people will take so much , but when they turn they become like animals.

But however you do it when the time is right, rediscover the joys of a good book

Christobel is a grandmother who lives in London UK. She is an avid reader and loves her new Kindle book which she was given for Christmas. She finds she can download books instantly and the neat little book fits in her handbag perfectly.

Engineering for Saving Earth

By Kamlesh, Thursday, August 15, 2013

Save Earth Nature 389x313 Engineering for Saving EarthThe article sheds light on the role of engineering in combating the environmental challenges faced by earth today. Read on to learn more about this topic!

Our earth is getting more populated, more polluted, more connected, and less diverse, which is certainly a warning bell for the upcoming generations and us! The growth of population at such an unprecedented rate has led to exhausting of the available natural resources, and altering the natural systems of earth. Such changes can be compared with the events, which led to great transitions in the geo-biological eras of Earth’s history. The biggest question is- is it possible to meet the requirements of such a growing population, while preserving the natural ecosystems and biological diversity? Another question arises, that what should be done to ensure that our offspring could have access to necessities like clean air, water, food, sanitation, nutrition, health and work. The United Nations identifies such commitments as the “Millennium Development Goals”, which is the main target for us to achieve for a sustainable future.

The population is expected to grow rapidly in the coming 20 years, among which 95% will belong to developing or underdeveloped countries and will definitely pose demands for the above-discussed necessities, along with needs for waste disposal, health care, environmental safety, telecommunication, and infrastructure. In such a scenario, there will be an important role of engineers, who will be responsible to meet such demands at all levels, ranging from individual to large community levels. The establishments of the large urban areas are expected to influence the prosperity and stability of the entire world.

Looking at the problems faced by the planet, and the problems expected to come up in the upcoming years, the engineering profession needs to gear up and contribute in building a sustainable, stable, and equitable world, as such a development is not possible without the dedication from the engineering profession. To achieve such a goal, the candidates taking up courses in engineering and technology need to adopt a different attitude toward saving natural and cultural systems, and also reconsider interactions between engineering disciplines and other fields, particularly biological.

Today, when we have entered the 21st century, there is a need to adopt a holistic engineering approach, which would require:

  1. Major paradigm shift from control of nature to participation with nature.
  2. Increasing the awareness towards ecosystems, and preservation and restoration of natural resources.
  3. Developing a mutual enhancement between nature and humans, by embracing the principles of sustainable development, management of renewable resources, and improving natural capitalism.
  4. Reducing the percentage of toxic pollutants, which enter the natural ecosystems via air, water, and soil.
  5. Take steps to reduce the negative environmental impact of industries, power generation units, vehicles, and many others.
  6. Allow reuse of uses water from households as well as industrial waste streams.

The educators also need to consider the way the engineering students are being prepared to enter the professional world. The colleges need to relook at their education module, the curricula and the methodologies of imparting education. Apart from the technical issues, the colleges must teach the students to understand the issues of ecosystems or the “soft” issues, which mainly are nontechnical. Even if it is a technical project, the social, environmental, economic, cultural and ethical aspects, keep more importance than the technical aspects.

As we all are aware of the fact that such technologies which can combat pollution are being created by engineers. All thanks to the rapidly progressing technologies, the post-consumer waste is being processed and reused, resulting in cleaner water and air.

The considerable issues

The issue of developing communities is a very important point to be considered. It is a wide topic, which include water purification, sanitation, power generation, housing, planning of sites, infrastructural developments, food processing and distribution, transportation and communication. In India, the curriculum does not cover such aspects, and this is the reason why the engineers are not educated to address such important issues. The students tend to compete to seek admissions in the top engineering institutes in India and work for the best of industries, but the time has come that this mindset should be changed and the engineers should contribute towards saving the planet, while saving the economy.

The engineering education need to go through a phase of change so that it can address the challenges, which are prevalent in the communities. The future engineers need to be trained to make smart decisions, which can enhance the quality of life, and prevent it from endangering. They must be taught in manner that they can take up important decisions from a professional front, where they can interact and teach people from both technical and nontechnical segments. The engineers and the technical professionals need to become facilitators of sustainable growth and development of the society, as they are well equipped with the technical tools to save the environment and ecosystem diversity. If the engineers are able to meet the existing challenges, then certainly we will have a unique opportunity to make perfect utilization of natural resources and save something for our generations!

Author Bio

Rashmi Karan is a professional blogger and content writer for She regularly contributes her ideas about different educational information like IT courses, medical courses, various engineering courses and many more.

Pursue a Career in Alternative Medicine in India

By Shashank_gupta, Monday, August 12, 2013

Herbal Alternative Medicine Pursue a Career in Alternative Medicine in IndiaIndian traditional medicine system is one of the oldest in the world. Used by millions of people for over 5000 years, the alternative medicine system is definitely more evolved and developed than modern medicine which is just 150 years old.  This guest post is the perusal of making career in this very promising field.

Why Alternative Medicine?

The rapid advancement in medical science and technology has rendered every disease save for a couple like AIDS perfectly curable. Early diagnosis using various techniques and instruments, which is followed by an array of allopathic medicines and treatment procedures using state-of-the-art machines has led to a near-zero fatality rate in some diseases. However, it is often argued that the modern medicine system is more of a short-term remedy than a permanent cure. By altering the human response to various diseases causing bacteria and virus, not only does it weakens the natural immune system of the body but also has long term side effects, sometimes even more dangerous than the disease itself. This is the precise reason that the focus is shifting back to traditional medicine system, which believes in striking at the root cause of a disease rather than just curing the symptoms. Moreover, there have been no known or unknown side effects of any treatment done under the alternative medicine system.

The Evolution and Benefits of Alternative Medicine

The use of plants, herbs, fruits and other naturally available products is not new. India has a history of implementing nature’s gifts for the betterment of the society, whether it is the ubiquitous “Neem” or the rare herb “Kesar” which is sold at prices similar to gold. It’s been only few decades that research has revealed all the benefits of these natural products; however, Indian medicine system recommended using them since the time began.  The country is going back to its roots and the world is following it since alternative medicine is safer, natural, inexpensive (most of the time) and without any ill after-effects.  Another feature that distinguishes natural medicine from modern or allopathic system is its ability to empower the patient to prevent a disease, rather than exclusively rely on a medical professional for its treatment. By emphasizing on balancing the individual’s internal energy and state of mind, it creates an aura which fights off most bacterial and viral diseases without even affecting the daily routine of patient.

More and more people are waking up to the benefits of traditional medicine system which is reflected in the increased number of people referring to alternative methods for treating their medical conditions. This change in inclination is not restricted to a particular geography as are not the benefits of the alternative medicine. According to a research conducted by the National Center for Complimentary & Alternative Medicine of the United States, more than 36% of Americans are using alternative medicine for treating various medical conditions. These statistics are a matter of rejoicing for those who believe in the power of alternative medicine and therefore go as far as making a career in the same. Here are the most important branches of alternative medicine system:

Ayurveda, the Perfect Science

Widely regarded as the oldest treatment method, the grand daddy of all medical systems, Ayurveda evolved around 600 BC. The word Ayurveda originates from Ayur, that means life and Veda that means knowledge. Ayurveda, or the knowledge of life believes that there should be perfect equilibrium between nature and human body and once this balance is disturbed, disease is the result. Ayurveda works to restore this balance through natural herbs and minerals. Apart from these, Ayurveda also lays equal emphasis on techniques like detoxifications, different types of body massages, dietary changes and meditation to promote health and prevent any disease from plaguing the body.

In 1978, Central Council for Research in Ayurveda & Siddha (CCRAS), an autonomous organization was formed under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, which is engaged in research in different fundamentals and applied aspects of Ayurveda. The current overseeing body of ayurvedic education in India is Central Council of Indian Medicine, which recognizes around 154 under-graduate and 33 post-graduate Ayurvedic colleges in India. To become an Ayurvedic practioner or “Ayurvedacharya”, one has to pursue B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery,) a 5 and a half year long course of bachelor level.    It can be followed by a Doctor of Medicine in Ayurveda (M.D (Ayu)) and Master of Surgery in Ayurveda (Ayu)).  The top three colleges that offer different Ayurvedic courses are:

  • Sri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
  • State Ayurvedic College of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Job prospects & Remunerations

There is no better time to pursue a course in Ayurveda as people are actively deviating towards natural ways of keeping fit and healthy instead of being dependent on medicines for lifetime. A qualified Ayurvedic practioner can be employed in a government facility as well as private hospital. Once can also start his/her own private practice. Alternatively one can also find employment in places like Ayurveda colleges and research centers as lecturers or lend his/her expertise to Ayurvedic medicine manufacturer.

Although Ayurvedic doctors do not get as much salary as their allopathic counterparts,  right amount of experience and dedication are certainly be rewarded with good monetary compensations. The starting salary of an Ayurvedacharya is around INR 8000 to 15000 while in private practice the remuneration is entirely dependent on the efforts and time one can put in.

Besides Ayurveda, other branches of alternative medicine include Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Aroma Therapy, Acupuncture and others, all of which concentrate on improving the inner well being and strengthening immune system of the human being.

Author Bio:

SauraSaurabh1 Pursue a Career in Alternative Medicine in Indiabh Tyagi is an expert author who has been wring for various online blogs and publishing sites since last two years. His area of interest includes education and career. The above article provides useful information about colleges which offers Alternative medicine education in India.

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities: Tips for Parents

By MaryS, Saturday, July 20, 2013

Many parents are devastated and scared when their child is diagnosed with a learning disability. They get worried about the child’s future. Questions such as “How will my child cope at school?”, “Will the child succeed in life?” among others are common. But while it is natural to want the very best for your child, it is important to realize that academic success is not the end goal. What you really desire for the child is a happy and fulfilling life.

Through encouragement and the correct support, the child can develop a strong sense of self worth and establish a solid foundation for success in life. Seek ways that will help the child overcome various learning challenges. Below are a few tips to helping a child with learning disabilities.

Take full responsibility of your child’s education

Special Education Student Study Kid Helping Children with Learning Disabilities: Tips for ParentsYou must take charge of your child’s education. Take it upon yourself to provide your child with various learning tools. This is not a role you can leave to another person. Similarly, you ought to familiarize yourself with various special needs education laws so that you are in a better position to get support for the child from his or her school. In essence, you will assume an advocacy role in your child’s education. But this requires you possess strong communication and negotiation skills plus the confidence to protect your child’s right to appropriate education.

Understand the school system is not the only solution

It is also important to recognize the limitations of a formal school system. Some parents wrongly invest too much into the school as the main solution for a child’s learning disability. They assume that the school system is a perfect one for the child. On the contrary, too many regulations coupled with inadequate funding limit the variety of services and accommodations the child can receive while in school. This can lead to anger, frustration and stress. It is important to seek other ways of complementing the school system. You can engage a private tutor who will have a more intimate contact with your child. English tutoring from Sydney for instance has been shown to be a perfect complement to these children’s learning process.

Identify your child’s learning style

Every person has a unique learning style. Some people learn well by seeing or reading, others by doing and still others by listening. Identifying the child’s primary learning style will go a long way in helping them succeed. Once you have identified the child’s primary learning method, ensure this is reinforced both at home and at school. A particular study style also influences the type of material to be used in the education process. If you cannot assess the child’s learning style by yourself, you may contact a special needs education specialist who is skilled in handling such cases.

Remember success in life is important than school success

People view success in different ways. But your dreams and hopes for your child should go beyond good academic performance. Focus on various attributes to a successful life such as increased self awareness and self confidence, being proactive, perseverance, the willingness to seek and accept help, the ability to set realistic goals and the ability to handle stress among others. You also ought to emphasize a health life style as well as share your experiences with those who are close to you.

Associate Degrees in Healthcare

By Magnus Keith, Sunday, December 30, 2012

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According to the 2010 U.S. Department of Education report, Allied Health Access, allied health careers requiring an associate’s degree provide the fastest growing sub-sector in the healthcare field. While most jobs in healthcare are expected to increase over the next ten years, allied health jobs in sonography, dental hygiene, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine show the highest increases in long-term employment growth and wages.


Songraphy utilizes imaging technology to produce internal images of patients and plays an important role in medical diagnostics. Sonographers typically work in hospitals, diagnostic laboratorites, outpatient care centers and physician private practice settings. Patients requiring diagnostic tests may feel anxiety or uncertainty about ongoing health issues, which requires sonography techs to maintain a calm and reassuring demeanor while working with patients.

Workers with an associate’s degree in Medical Sonography may choose to work as a general sonography technician or obtain a certificate in a specialty such as OB/GYN sonography or cardiovascular sonography. According to the U.S. Department of Education, cardiovascular technologists earned an average annual salary of $49,410 in 2010. Employment for cardiovascular technicians is expected to increase by 29 percent between 2010 and 2020, adding 14,500 new jobs into the market.


Dental Hygiene

Dental hygienists who have earned an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene and licensure through the American Dental Association (ADA) earn some of the highest salaries of workers in allied health careers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports average annual salaries of $68,250 in 2010 and an expected employment increase of 38 percent from 2010 through 2020.

Dental hygienists typically work in private dental offices and work closely with dentists and dental assistants teaching oral hygiene, cleaning teeth, taking dental x-rays and maintaining patient treatment and care information. Dental hygienists must have excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to empathize with nervous and anxious clientele.



Radiation Therapy

Workers who enjoy helping people and who also excel in math and science may be interested in a career as a Radiation Therapist. Radiation therapists with an associate degree in Radiation Therapy, in addition to state certification, earned average annual salaries of $74,980 in 2010, according to the BLS. Jobs are expected to increase 20 percent from 2010 through 2020, with most radiation therapists working directly with cancer patients.

As an integral part of the oncology medical team, radiation therapists explain treatment protocols to patients, administer treatment under the supervision of a physician and monitor the patient during treatment. Radiation therapy technologists must exercise extreme care in avoiding overexposure to radiation.


Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear medicine technology provides a high-paying career path for workers with an associate’s degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Nuclear medicine technologists may also enter the field with a nursing degree, or other 2-year allied health degree and a 12-month specialty certification. Additionally, some states require licensing for nuclear medicine technologists. Because nuclear medicine is constantly changing due to innovations in the field, nuclear medicine techs must complete continuing education credits to maintain certification.

Nuclear medicine technologists typically work with imaging equipment in hospitals and diagnostic laboratories that utilize nuclear medicine, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and nuclear cardiology (NCT). With the use of a scanner, nuclear medicine techs perform diagnostics by creating images of body tissues, bones and organs. Nuclear medicine technologists must be detailed oriented and have a strong interest in science and math as well as highly developed interpersonal skills.

This article was written by Magnus Keith on behalf of Just Colleges. Check out their website at for more information on their various services for you! Magnus is a writer of various topics regarding education, technology, and life!

Why Do Students Use Model Answer And Essay Writing Companies And Why Is This So Controversial?

By Peterblogs, Saturday, December 8, 2012

Over the past few years increasing numbers of students are choosing to use essay writing companies to help them in their university assignments. Whether this is having a model answer created or submitting their own essay for expert proofreading and marking, students are using essay companies, independent from their own university, for educational support.pencil 2269 640 389x291 Why Do Students Use Model Answer And Essay Writing Companies And Why Is This So Controversial?

There’s not a great amount of mystery about why some students would turn to an essay writing company for help. These companies can provide a great service, and ordering a model answer has helped many students improve their essays , give essay tips and reach their potential. As essay writing companies cater for all subjects areas, they have the ability to help nearly all students.

Most essay writing companies guarantee model answers to a specific standard, whether a 2:2, 2:1 or First. They use teams of qualified writers all in the possession of at least an undergraduate degree to write their model answers. Whether students feel a lack of support at university, or are just stuck about how to approach a particular essay question, for many, an essay company is the solution.

Why is the industry so controversial?

The main reason why the essay writing industry is controversial is that the model answers that are ordered by students can be misused by a minority. Nearly all essay companies insist that any model answer ordered by a student must be used as a guide only. It cannot be handed in directly as the student’s own piece of work, as this constitutes plagiarism. An honest essay company will refuse to sell a model answer to a student if they suspect that the work will be used in this way.

Importantly, if you think about it, it is doubtful that the majority of model answers from essay companies are handed in directly as a student’s own piece of work. Students approach essay writing companies in the first place for assistance in writing their essays and for them receiving a model answer is an important part of the writing process. It is used as a writing aid and helps develop a student’s own thoughts. Most students care more than you may think about what grade they receive, and the vast majority want to gain this for themselves. Using a model answer in the correct way allows them to do this and feel a sense of achievement.

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Another reason why essay companies attract controversy is that nearly all focus is placed on the misuse of model answers. But the essay industry helps students in many other ways. Many companies offer a proofreading and marking service, which checks over a student’s piece of work and gives them feedback and assurance of its quality. Some also offer essay planning services to help students work on an outline for an essay.

The world of education is changing

If you remember that essay companies are far more than just outputs for producing module answers and see them as a genuine form of assistance in education, they start to seem less controversial. Furthermore, as the delivery of university education migrates increasingly online, it will be increasingly operating within the same platform as essay writing companies. With the growth of other independent and online educational resources, such as independent podcast sites, university education is slowly getting to grips with how to deliver teaching in new forms. This may soon see a change in attitude towards online essay companies as universities also begin to conduct their teaching online.

5 Considerations Before Submitting Your Nursing School Application

By WriterEvan, Friday, November 30, 2012

nurse1 389x590 5 Considerations Before Submitting Your Nursing School ApplicationWhen you’re getting ready to submit your application to nursing school, it’s a first step in a long career geared towards helping others and making people’s lives better. For a lot of reasons, a career in nursing is very rewarding and will have you feeling satisfied in a very significant way. It’s a great way to make a difference in your community, too, by promoting overall wellness and health in a way that will have an actual, serious impact. Before you go ahead and submit your application for nursing school, however, there are plenty of things that you should definitely remember to consider. Working as a nurse is a pretty intensive career, so we’ll talk about the five main things that you should be sure to think about before you go ahead and pull the trigger on submitting your application to whatever school will hopefully train you to become a successful future nurse.

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