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    I am working at a local hospital for w/e i came across the cardiology department when i was just roaming around. So now i am thinking of doing one day to see what it is like. But is it only medics who can work in that department or can you get there via another degree?

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    (Original post by gcseangel)
    . But is it only medics who can work in that department or can you get there via another degree?
    If you want to become a cardiologist, you have do do medicine first.
    If you just want to work in a cardiology department, you could be a janitor, a typist, a secretary, a nurse, or a cath lab technician.
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    Medicine, nursing, healthcare assistant, radiology, occupational therapy... loads of careers which would allow you to be involved, but would involve other areas of the hospital too.
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    (Original post by diamondsky99)
    Medicine, nursing, healthcare assistant, radiology, occupational therapy... loads of careers which would allow you to be involved, but would involve other areas of the hospital too.
    What would radiology entail of? Nah maybe i should not think about that because i am no where near a straight A grade or B grade student

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    Well you could study a degree in physiology and specialize in cardiophysiology, and you could potentially get a job in a cardiology unit either doing research or medical technician sort of things. Or become a nurse and eventually specialize in cardio.
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    Medical physicist.
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    cardiac physiologist (although a very boring job/career/degree)

    cardiac specialist nurse? cardiac rehab nurse? or you can just work as a HCA..staff nurse in a cardiac ward?
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    cardiac physiologist (although a very boring job/career/degree)

    cardiac specialist nurse? cardiac rehab nurse? or you can just work as a HCA..staff nurse in a cardiac ward?
    Speak for yourself, I work with several cardiophysiologists who love their job :p:
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    Speak for yourself, I work with several cardiophysiologists who love their job :p:

    lol i almost did the degree...well i did for a few months

    was snooozeville
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    lol i almost did the degree...well i did for a few months

    was snooozeville
    what is the degree titled as on the ucas website?

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    (Original post by gcseangel)
    what is the degree titled as on the ucas website?

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    cardiac physiology or search under 'cardiology', i applied to do it at swansea...

    seriously consider it though, its...not exactly the most thrilling degree.
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    cardiac physiology or search under 'cardiology', i applied to do it at swansea...

    seriously consider it though, its...not exactly the most thrilling degree.
    Well obviously it won't be if you're not interested in it.
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    Well obviously it won't be if you're not interested in it.

    im interested in cardiology, don't get me wrong! It was a lot more physics/maths than expected, and most people in my year (of just 12 people!) were in it because they got rejected from medicine, it was the small class size, and the sheer amount of physics needed that just threw me, i just prefered being with the patients!
 
 
 
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