Listen to an interview with a retired doctor, Rajan Mehta, about his life working in the UK.

Professionals Podcasts - English for Medicine - A Doctor's View

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In Italy the doctor is one of the most respected professions as well as notary or magistrate.
A lot of people live and work abroad mostly young people because at the moment the economic situation is bad and they try to look for better opportunities in other countries.

Hello! I am from Russia. There are many professions respected in my country: lowyers, physicians, tourist agents, teachers, e.t.c. I am a doctor. I like my professon. However, unfortunately, doctors in my country have a low salary and many young people want to become business men. I wish everyone to find their profession. Be happy and rich!

Everyone can bring the respect for her/his job by doing it in respectable or professional way

Which jobs or professions are most respected in your country?
1.I think its computer engineer. Doctors have a low salary 100-200 $ a month , thats why I learning English) Becouse around of 30% of a doctors from my country work abroad.

I belive that all professionals are respected, however the job of doctor is very much because the job is relationships with save live of peoples.
I think that live and work broad not is a situation new this coming from always, only that now the jobs is both woman and man.

Which jobs or professions are most respected in your country?
lawyers
physician
nursing
tourism agent

Do many people from your country live and work abroad?
yes, they go outside to do bussiness, receive training and as work in my country

In my country, the most respected jobs or rather say the people who are more respected are they who has a post-graduated studies, because no many people finish their studies, a lot of students in Mexico arrives to High School and dont enter to an University. This problem can be because these people who dont continue their studies, have to work to help their family or simple they dont like the school. Its a big problem because this affect to the country development, we are staying in the comfort zone, and Mexico cannot improve. The majority of the habitants can say that this is a government fault, that they have to build more schools, have better techaers, and a lot of excuses, it could be more easier if the people take about their responsabilities and make a change to get better.
Regarding the other question, some persons get a foreign job, but they are a lot of people that battle to even get a job in their own country. I think that the problem of many people can't get a job in other country or even in their own, is because they lack preparation, and more if you want to work or study in a foreign country. Minimum you have to know perfectly English, and if you can, you have to learn another language. For example: I am 17 years old, in a few months I am going to enter to University, maybe like Industry Engineer, i want to go to Germany to study my career, a think it can be possible in the middle of my career, but first i have to know English and then im gonna study german. Its the cause I'm here studying. I hope that I can achieve my goal.

I am an Egyptian .So in our country , the medical field in general is highly respected . This includes doctors , pharmacists , physiotherapists and nurses . The most respected profession out of those is doctor of course.
The reason behind it is that doctors are perceived as very intellectual individuals . They are expected to earn more than any other profession . In short , they combine both social and financial high standards.
As for the other question , the answer is simply yes . A lot of people start looking for an opportunity to work abroad just as soon as they graduate. This action comes as a result of a very difficult job market with lowering chances available to the newly graduated to find a job vacancy . This leads to searching for a job abroad very early in life to have a chance in improving the life quality and being able to start a family .

Hello,
I'm from Vietnam. The condition of work is bad there. It's difficult to find a job. If you want to work for private companies, you need to have some relevant skills and experiences. If you want to find a job in public sector, it's more difficult. Perhaps you don't need to have skills or experiences but you need to have much money and relations. Yeah, the fact is that the corruption have become terrible in Vietnam from government to local authority. Most of the jobs could be buy and sell easily. Many people who are modest in degree have bought vacancies, then have stayed there and haven't done anything. Although their salary is low but they can use their power to create influence and earn money from these unfair deals. That's why Vietnam is still a country in development though we have many great talents all over the world. If you want to be respected in Vietnam, you must have a lot of money whichever your profession. Some kinds of them are businessman, politician, policeman, government officer (from dirty money, corruption).

That's the main reason why many Vietnamese students want to live and work abroad after their study. Although they have great degrees and great skills, they couldn't find a normal job in public sector if they don't have money and relation.

Best regards

It's a common problem

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