The Infection Control Industry has seen a bit of a rise in popularity recently. More people are becoming interested in the diseases that are a potential threat and how we can work to prevent them from harming us. There are universities in Abu Dhabi, universities in Ajman and universities in Sharjah that are dedicating a lot of time, energy and money into researching the field of infection prevention / control and medical care practice. Here are 7 pros and cons of receiving your infection control certification and entering the industry:

Pros

  1. It is a wonderful experience like no other. Once you have received your certificate in infection control and have entered the field, you will never regret it.
  2. You will be kept up on the latest diseases and know firsthand what they are capable of. Knowledge is half the battle, so being able to know the dangers of the world is a benefit.
  3. You will be important in keeping the public safe. Keeping the diseases of the world away from the public is hard work but is very rewarding.
  4. You will have an impact on the world because of how important your job is. Again, keeping the public safe from very dangerous illnesses is extremely important.
  5. Having a certificate in infection control will land you a pretty well-paying job.
  6. There will always be disease, so you will have some pretty stable job security unless disease completely disappears from mankind (which is quite unlikely).
  7. The job will never become dull as having an infection control certification will place you in an ever changing workforce. New diseases are being found and new strains are arising almost every day.

Cons

  1. You have the risk of exposure to very dangerous diseases which could put you in a potentially fatal situation.
  2. You may be required to travel to hot zones for research.
  3. If you do not take proper precautions, you can be a danger to others by carrying a disease on your clothing or if you are unknowingly sick.
  4. People who are infected might be aggressive towards you if they are unwillingly quarantined.
  5. It can be a very time consuming job to take up your days and nights, a ton of research is required and testing may be lengthy.
  6. It can be a quite stressful and taxing job if there is a time crunch to find results.
  7. The heavy protective gear is not the most comfortable to wear, and if you find yourself working in hot zones, many people panic when they first put on one of the protective suits.

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