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I guess you had a good read. But what can you learn from the story? Let me summarize the information in a very simple way.
Once you get your BDS / MDS degree, it is forever and you are eligible to practice and work as a dentist anywhere and anytime (within your country). There are instances where many dental surgeons have gone into different professions. That happens either because they lost interest in dentistry or because of short-term financial goals that can help them in the future. So this can vary from one dentist to another.
No two dental graduates think alike. Each has their own passions and goals.
So before deciding on any career jump away from dentistry plan everything precisely. Ask yourself questions:
Are you really in need of changing the profession?
Do you have that dedication and interest to go into the new career?
Can the new profession help you financially in the way you hope for?
Does the profession require a long preparation phase?
There can be many such questions that you need to ask yourself.
For the author in the story, it was a way to change her profession to fulfill her childhood dream. The job also gave her the financial boost she was searching for. She’s doing well now financially and also pursuing a distance MBA with the goal of securing her promotion into managerial positions. Further, down the years, she may enter into the corporate hospital management sector.
” She took up the profession in the aviation industry as she did not want to put an additional financial burden on her parents by asking them money for higher education or establishing a clinic. She wanted to do it on her own terms and with her own money.”
So currently she’s not only drawing a respectable package of salary (approx 1.5+ lakhs per month) but also traveling different places in the world which she always wanted to as a child.
She also mentions the ” cons ” of the profession. There is always that need to look your best (even at odd working hours) and that can be very stressful. Just as in dentistry, in aviation hospitality also, one has to encounter some really snobby, annoying, and disrespectful consumers. In such a situation a great deal of self-control is required to smile and diffuse the situation. For dental graduates who really do want to take up aviation as an alternate temporary career option (particularly girls ), a lot of information is already available online on how to start with an aviation career as a part of the cabin crew.
Please be careful about one thing: Never trust any random 3rd party claiming to get you a job in the aviation industry. Always research properly and contact the airline companies directly. There are many fraud agencies/individuals, who will claim to get you into the aviation industry. Be very careful of such people and agencies. Never fall prey to their tall claims.
Update: Its been almost 3 years since the author first wrote this article as she joined the aviation industry. The article was updated recently. She has taken many strides ahead in her new career. Currently, she is working for Emirates – One of the most prestigious and luxurious brands in aviation. She is grossing a very high salary. She is pursuing a distance MBA with the goal of securing her promotion into managerial positions. Further, down the years, she may enter into the corporate hospital management sector.
Well, that wraps up this article. Hope you liked to read the story of one more dentist who chose to take a path that is slightly different from what 90 % of dentists would have taken. However, never go by who is saying what, without any research. You may take suggestions and consult very close near and dear ones. But in the end, review all your options before deciding on anything when it comes to the decision of “What After BDS/MDS”
If you want to know detailed explanation on What After BDS, then you will like to read the article below
In this article, we are going to review in detail the career options available to the Dentist after completion of Dental Graduation/School. This article lists most of the traditional as well as new career options that are available to a BDS graduate in India.