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Medical Jobs in India
Medical field has enormous employment potential in India and admittedly Medical jobs have unending market demand, earning potential and dignity. There are opportunities galore for Specialist Doctors, Surgeons, General Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Pharmacy Jobs, Physical Therapy Jobs, Dental Jobs, Para-medical Staff, Medical workers etc.
With India’s population having crossed one billion, there is a growing demand for specialist doctors like gynecologists, cardiologists, pediatricians, orthopedic surgeons, dermatologists, neurosurgeons, oncologists etc. Ophthalmologists are generally hired by eye-care hospitals and dentists mostly run their own clinics.
The biggest demand is understandably for gynecology followed by cardiology and then pediatrics. With the proliferation of hospitals and nursing homes, the demand for duty doctors and junior doctors are ever on the rise.
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Since specialty doctors are quite costly, most hospitals do not engage them on full-time basis. Thus, most specialty doctors serve as consultants for many hospitals and charge Rs. 300 to Rs. 500 per patient consultation. If you have a passion for rendering medical services to a large number of people, then you can choose to be a general physician running your own clinic. This can be a very rewarding career with a very generous income once you are fully established.
There is a large number of medical colleges and medical universities in India. It must however be borne in mind that in India, it can be truly tough getting admission into medical college and there are usually a high number of applications every year. You have to pass the highly competitive entrance exams and you will also have to contend with the government’s reservation policy.
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Apart from qualified doctors and nurses, hospitals employ anesthesiologists and a host of paramedical staff like operating room technicians, house-keepers, pharmacists, clinical laboratory technicians, Xray technicians, qualified ultrasound/ MRI /CT scans operators, dieticians, psychiatrists and physical therapists.
Paramedical services are secondary medical services to assist the doctors. The continuous expansion of the health care industry and the steady increase in the number of hospitals has created a pressing demand for trained paramedical professionals.
The main areas in paramedical education include Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy, Medical laboratory technology, Radiology/X-Ray technology, Dental mechanics, Operation theater assistant, Optometry and Ophthalmic assistant etc.
The minimum qualification for getting admission to many paramedical course is plus two (10+2) passed or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. At least 50% of marks should be secured in each of these subjects. Minimum age limit is for candidate is 17 years.
There are scores of institutions that offer degree/diploma and other certificate courses in different paramedical branches. Most paramedical staff can expect a starting salary of Rs. 8000 and this will progressively go up as the person gathers experience.
Most hospitals advertise vacancies in leading newspapers and health magazines. If you are specifically looking to work in a hospital environment, visit the websites of the hospitals as most of them have very detailed career sections where you can also apply online. Many hospitals also have open staffing policy. This means you can walk in to most HR departments of hospitals and drop off a resume or fill out their prescribed application form.
Whilst on the subject, special mention must be made of the plethora of jobs available in the field of alternate medicine like Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Naturopathy, Reiki etc. Many believe that traditional Indian medicine has a remarkable 5000-year-old history and has been used by millions till the advent of allopathy and other modern medical practices.
It is a fact that traditional medicine cannot wholly replace modern medicine as far as diagnosis, investigation and emergency care are concerned, certain 'alternative' systems of health care have shown positive results even in chronic illnesses like diabetes, leucoderma, arthritis, asthma and even AIDS.
The Indian government is actively supporting researches and aiding the practice of alternate medicines.There are many institutions that offer diploma courses in alternate medicine if an aspirant wishes to qualify and set up private practice. There are good employment opportunities in various research institutes and in many pharmaceutical companies for those qualified in any branch of alternate medicine.