Medicine is a vast field, and especially so in India. Medical careers are available across a multitude of educational and skill levels, but also in diverse fields such as homeopathy or allopathy.
Medicine falls into two categories:
i) traditional, also known as alternative, homoeopathic, or holistic;
ii) modern, also known as Western, or allopathic.
Sometimes there is overlap between the two, and given that there has been resurgence in popularity of traditional medicine over the last few years, more overlap is likely to come as there is an increasing push to incorporate and combine the two fields. At present, though, when choosing a career in medicine to work toward, you should still choose to focus on either one or the other, so as to know which educational track to follow. Below is a list of healthcare career options in India, along with a brief description of each and its minimum required educational training/background.
Here’s a list of the various healthcare/ medical career options in India:
Pros and Cons of being a Doctor
Internship – Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 per month (approx.)
Junior Resident Doctor – Rs 25, 000 per month (approx.)
Junior Resident Doctor – (MD/MS) – Rs 25,000 – Rs 30,000 per month (approx.)
The sky is the limit for senior consultants. You can earn anything above Rs 50,000 per month.
Besides the above medical entrance exams, there are regional and state-level examinations conducted by almost every state.
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