One of the best advantages of living in this day in age is our ability to access the latest technology. Technology to open the door to things we never imaged we could do, but it also exists to make our lives easier and are jobs easier as well. This is the case for a lot of careers in the medical field. Medical professionals rely on the use of technology ever single day. It’s not just there to help the patients get better treatment, but it’s also there for the professionals themselves – whether it’s record keeping, research, dialysis, or the actual treatment. Technology in the medical industry is huge and helps out lots of different fields.
If you take a look at an occupation that is notorious for the use of hand tools and not technology, such as the occupation of a dental hygienist, you can still find examples of technology benefiting their daily lives. While dental hygienists do rely more on the use of physical tools in their hands to do their jobs, technology such as improved x-ray technology can make their jobs a lot easier. You don’t even have to look in the dental office to find a good example. Even social media greatly impacts the lives of dental hygienists and anyone in the dental industry for that matter. Because the dental industry is such a tight-knit group of medical professionals, everyone can remain connected through the use of social media. They can bounce ideas off each other, share articles and findings, and even collaborate great business ideas as well.
But then you can look at a field like cardiology where the professionals and their patients as well are completely reliant on technology. Technology has advanced so far and as fast that the actual impact that the technology has on the field is more economical than anything. You can go and have a cardiologist diagnose your symptoms and give you the proper treatment fairly easily, but the problem lies in the fact that this is all so expensive to do. The technology itself is incredibly costly and, because cardiologists have to be paid so much, it can be economically destructive. This is why the newest technology that is being introduced to the field of cardiology is actually cheaper, and made to be used in a cost-effective manner. A much different perspective than that of another field like dentistry.