Disabled Adult Self Employment, Education, and Business Opportunities in Australia and SE Asia

The History of this form of encouragement dates back to 1917 with the formation of what is now known as the Papworth Trust. From a small TB isolation colony location it developed the training and rehabilitation process for people with disabilities to establish a goods manufacturing and marketing company staffed in the main by persons with disabilities. That ethical standard was maintained and evolved into the establishment of the Universally Recognized Pendragon Brand of High Quality Goods.

Over a period of time various charities and foundations have established pioneering educational and practical education opportunities for people with disabilities to operate in business areas particularly in countries where little encouragement had been previously provided. In certain countries even now unemployment is as high as 80% for people with disabilities.

In China the Leonard Cheshire Foundation has a project in conjunction with The China Disabled Peoples Federation which promotes self-employment and teaches skills in marketing and business analysis.

A number of qualifying students upon completion of the courses are encouraged to apply for “Start up Loans” for their new business plan. From the conceptual sole trading opening, the business owner is encouraged to employ other persons with disabilities. Similar courses to the original in Wuhan, where 100 students attended and 20 new business start ups resulted, are reportedly due to begin in Kunming this year.

The same concept was introduced in Malaysia with courses opening specifically for people with disabilities in Hospitality, Office Administration, Information Technology, and Business Management being added to the traditional Baking and Cooking.

In Australia where of all the OECD Countries the personal income of disabled Australians is the lowest of all the member countries being only 44% of the income of a non disabled person.

An important Australian innovation has the backing of Griffith University in Queensland where this week it was announced that Griffith Law School in partnership with The Spinal Industry Association will help to “Lower the Bar” of entry to Higher Education.

Shine Lawyers will lead a series of workshops related to the legal profession which it is intended will outline the provision of educational and employment opportunities available for 10 persons with disabilities to attain both a degree in law and a career within the legal profession.

In five years time it will be Papworth Trust’s Centennial year. Currently this year the Trust is supporting over 20,000 people with disabilities worldwide.

Let us all hope that by then a potential QC will have qualified from the Griffith Law School Shine Lawyers and The Spinal Injury Association’s joint innovation.

Maybe among the next “Made in China” items you buy one could have originated from a Leonard Cheshire Foundation and China Disabled Peoples Federation Start-Up Business.

These are just a sample of the many Worldwide Organizations striving to promote employment for people with disabilities. If there is one in your location why not ask yourself. “Could I get involved?” You could find it Rewarding!

Radiologist Assistant Education and Training

A radiologist assistant (RA) is a radiography technician, or a radiographer who has taken additional education and certifications. They are able to accomplish advanced imaging jobs and will work under the supervision of a radiologist. In many cases, they will operate in quite an autonomous way, not being under the view of a radiologist, but merely operating under the auspices of a licensed physician who is a radiologist.

Today, the field of RA is a relatively new one, with fewer than fifty courses available to take around the United States at last count. More and more universities are expected to follow suit as radiology assisting becomes more accepted. More universities today are offering radiologist assistant courses than in the previous years. The courses are in some cases, still in development, as this is a reasonably new addition to the allied medical professions.

Educational Requisites for a Radiology Assistant

In order to become a radiologist assistant, you will be required to complete a radiology assistant course that has been recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).

There are, as of in 2010, about 11 programs in the United States which are offered for the radiologist assistant program. These confer degrees at either the Bachelor’s degree or the Master’s degree level. There are no degree levels which are lower than a Bachelor’s degree available for the radiology assistant and currently no certificate programs exist.

In order to become a radiology assistant, you are required to complete the course and graduate in good standing in your class. Only those who are already a radiography technologist or technician, and who have several years of experience as a working technician are eligible to enroll in the accredited RA programs.

The curriculum of the degree programs for a radiologist assistant program typically require about two years of study to finish components of study will include: assessment of the patients; care and treatment plans; testing and diagnosis; information management; radio-biology; clinical radiology, pharmacology, legal aspects of health care, medical ethics and imaging.

If you elect to take a Master’s Degree level radiologist assistant course you will also be required to produce a master’s thesis in order to complete your course. In addition to the educational requirements to graduate from the accredited program of study, you may also need to add continuing education to remain certified and to continue in your employment.

Certification and Licensing Requirements for Radiologist Assistants

Aside from the graduation of an accredited degree program for your profession, the radiologist assistant must also take and pass an examination in order to practice. While not every state requires some kind of state licensing, there are accrediting bodies that require it for your profession. That being said, there are some states that require a state license, which currently takes place in11 different states.

There is a certification examination which is offered by the ARRT that must be taken in order to acquire your Registered Radiology Assistant certification.

The ARRT also requires that, like nurses, physicians and Paramedics, you be certified in Advance Cardiac Life Support, or ACLS, which is offered by the American Heart Association.

Your radiologist assistant licensing and registration must be renewed each year and you must maintain your radiology technician certification by renewing it every two years.

Your radiologist assistant job will be contingent on an annual renewal. They are also required to keep their technician certifications current by paying the renewal fees and filing application every two years. In order to perform as a radiologist assistant you must also be a radiologic technologist.

As a radiologist assistant, you will be performing many of the same procedures which are typically only done by the radiologist, who must be a licensed MD. You will typically assist or perform invasive techniques such as fluoroscopy, MRI, x-rays, and other examinations. The radiologist assistant will typically conduct these tests and then report the results to a licensed radiologist, who will make all final decisions as to the testing outcome.

The ASRT reports that the need for new graduate radiology assistants will continue to grow exponentially as the work continues to grow for the radiologists. There are currently not enough radiologists or radiologist assistants to keep apace of the work that is already being done. Being unable to keep pace with the vast numbers of people requiring diagnostic testing, the need for this health care field will continue to increase.

Currently the American Medical Association (AMA) – in reports published in 2009 and 2010 offered that radiologist assistants are becoming more popular. They further state that as of 2008, the licensed radiologist assistant can expect to receive about $100,000 USD per year in compensation for this employment position, depending on the geographic area in which they are practicing.

Education and Training Requirements for the Cosmetology Operator Program

People all around the world have always been concerned about how they look. Beauticians and their work can be traced as far back as ancient Egypt and India. Modern times are no different: people still need cosmetologists to do their job. Modern times call for increased regulation, and these days you need to be licensed by the state you want to practice in. If you wish to become an expert beautician, then cosmetology school is the place to be in order to get the required training. Formal training is required in order to take and pass your state exam.

In order to get started, enroll in an accredited cosmetology school. Complete the required hours of study in your field of specialization as the hours vary, depending on your choice of: hairstyling, coloring, nail technician, etc. With basic training, you can join a salon, and continue your cosmetology education through online programs or at school.

Cosmetology schools provide you all the basic training that you need to work as facial specialist, hairstylist, cosmetologist, or other speciality areas you choose to focus on. Keep in mind that most spas prefer applicants with more than one skill: it is much easier to get hired as a nail tech and massage specialist than just a nail tech. Once you are through with your training, you can decide how to best use your knowledge and skills to take you to where you want to go. Cosmetologists can work in salons, spas, movie and stage sets, and even cruise ships.

Your cosmetology training should incorporate theoretical knowledge, which is the basic underpinning of your education; practical experience which includes hands-on practice of your knowledge; and last but not least, some professional business-building skills, essential for your future if you decide to open your own business. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a career as a hair stylist or technician, makeup artist or a salon owner.

While some students pursue a certificate program that can take about eleven to twelve months to complete, others choose a more comprehensive associate degree program that can take approximately two years. Students can choose to focus on hair styling and design, makeup application, manicuring and pedicuring, and more. The length of a beauty course depends on the exact specialty you choose, the specific beauty school, and the state in which you will practice.

With numerous beauty schools and colleges offering courses in cosmetology, it can be difficult to judge the course quality. The best way to look for a reliable school is its accreditation.. Accreditation makes any course more valuable. Employers prefer candidates who have attended an accredited school, and will have more trust in the quality of education provided there. The professional skills that an accredited school provides you will prove to be much more useful while building a career.

The job outlook for cosmetologists is excellent.