Our brains are the driving force behind everything that we do and despite the incredible advancement of medicine, there is still so much that bewilders us about how the brain operates. Throughout the world there are a great many job positions which deal with the brain and its many functions, and today we are going to look into which jobs those are. Working within a field that deals with the brain requires a lot of skill and a passion for understanding the inner workings of the human mind. Many people such as the revered Dr Curtis Cripe, have spent their lives trying to understand and improve the way that we deal with the brain, and you can too. Let’s have a look into some of the jobs which you could look at, if you want to get hands on with brains.
Psychology is the study of the psyche which includes both the brain itself, and the mind within it. Psychologists perform a very specialised and highly important role in order to help people deal with issues which they may have. Psychologists help those with mental illness, those who are struggling with grief or behavioural problems. In order to become a psychologist, you will need to focus on the sciences throughout your education, and then specialise in psychology once you reach college level.
Neuroengineering is a relatively new branch of engineering which uses the techniques of engineering, to replace, repair or enhance properties that are found in neural systems. Regarding the brain, this is a complex labyrinth of neural pathways which we must understand in order to further our wider knowledge about the brain and its functions. In order to gain a position such as this, you will need to be very dedicated to understanding neuroscience, as well as being highly knowledgeable about how the brain functions.
Often considered as one of the most difficult of all surgery positions, neurosurgeons are the men and women that actively operate to improve the condition of a patient’s nervous system. Neurosurgeons may be operating on the brain itself or even the central nervous system at the base of the spine, even on the spinal cord itself. To be able to gain a position such as this, you must be highly intelligent when it comes to the inner workings of the nervous system. Knowledge however, is not enough in this field and you will also need an incredible high level of surgical skill, which will take years for you to perfect. Neurosurgeons also need to be constantly learning about new treatments, techniques and information about the nervous system, as it is an ever changing landscape. These men and women are considered the creme de la creme of surgeons and if you work hard and smart, you could find yourself in this position.
Which position would suit you best?