Prem:I chose the Master of Orthoptics at UTS because I always had a passion for pathology and I always wanted to work with patients.
Owen:In the hospital setting it's being very hands-on. I think having to work with a lot of the diagnostic equipment that we've been using in class and a lot of the patient communication skills that we rehearse and practice in our orthoptics degree. All of the placements are sourced for us by the orthoptics department but we have the option of sourcing our own if the opportunity arises.
Tasie:My career goals when I chose UTS, was to be placed in a field where there's growing demand and one I can accumulate experience in. There is many different fields that I can work in and I can move around in.
Prem: I have a passion for research but I also wouldn't mind working in the private, rural, or public sector of orthoptics. One amazing thing about UTS orthoptics is it provides us that exposure to these elements while we're studying. On top of that, there's a small cohort, meaning that we get the attention we need without lecturing staff to be able to achieve our goals. My advice to students is if you have a passion for it, go for it and it won't feel like study at all.