With the advancement in medical science which has become highly specialized, MBBS degree in itself is not adequate all the time and one is required to acquire a postgraduate degree to become a specialist. However, MBBS Doctors find jobs both in the government and private hospitals, nursing homes, as well as other health facilities. All private and public sector organizations in India and abroad also employ doctors. The combined medical services examination conducted by UPSC offers entry into central government departments like Department of Post and Telecommunication and Railways etc. All wings of the armed forces, state & central government hospitals & various state and central health schemes and NGOs recruit doctors. An MBBS graduate can start his/her own private clinic or nursing home.
An MBBS can do post graduation in all Preclinical, Paraclinical and clinical subjects studied and practiced during MBBS course and internship. An MBBS doctor can diversify into hospital management by acquiring the post-graduate degree in hospital administration (MHA).One can also do super-specialization in subjects of his/her specialization.
Added to the above demand is a rapidly growing demand for quality medical professionals for corporate private hospitals fast emerging as India develops itself as a hub of medical tourism. More and more tourists visiting India are relying on availing treatment for efficient & low cost medical care being offered by Indian corporate hospitals. For non emergency health problems, the time for recuperating & convalescing is pleasurably spent in light & distressing pursuits and this 'medical tourism' is rapidly raising India on the world healthcare map.
An M.B.B.S. doctor initially is posted as an intern getting about Rs. 4 Lacs per annum initially as a stipend, and with experience and specialization the salaries grow at a very fast pace. Most interns pursue a specialization course of postgraduate study. With experience and specialization there is a continuous raise in earnings and a senior Medical practitioner fetches 10 to 15 times of the above starting stipends, the usual range being Rs. 12 Lacs per annum to Rs. 50 Lacs per annum. As a matter of fact Medical experts are amongst the highest earning and most respected sections of the society especially in India. For these medical professionals we can say that “Sky is the limit for their career growth”.
Typical Career Path
- After doing MBBS, a doctor can start his career as an intern and later on as a Junior Doctor and then according to the experience he/she gains in the medical field, he/she can go further ahead as a Senior Doctor.
- The MBBS doctor can also start his/her practice by its own clinic.
- After completing MBBS a doctor can also join the Government Hospitals