Career in Homeopathy in India 2023: Admission, Courses, Scope, Eligibility

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Homeopathy is an alternative form of medicine that uses the principle of ‘Like can cure Like’ to heal diseases. The term Homeopathy has been derived from two Greek words ‘Homeo’ meaning similar and ‘Pathos’ meaning suffering or treatment by the same. This natural method of therapy was demonstrated by a German scientist Hahnemann in 1806.

Homeopathy aims to provide quick and gentle cures, and is especially effective in dealing with chronic and acute illnesses. Remedies are usually powerful but diluted, and thus, entirely free of harmful side effects. Such treatment may generally continue over a few months or even years. Homoeopathy uses minute doses of natural remedies to stimulate the body’s natural healing energy, to help the patient to regain health.

The remedies are made from natural substances such as plants, minerals and animal sources, but are highly diluted to make even poisonous substances safe, and potentized to enhance their energy.

Though this system of medicine was born in Germany  but it has become an integral part of the Indian way of life. There are good many numbers of institutes in India offering courses in homeopathy both at undergraduate and post-graduate level.

Eligibility Criteria

Courses in Homeopathy are offered both at bachelor and masters levels. A candidate who has 10+2 science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English can pursue the bachelor course i.e. BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery), which is five and half years long. Admission is made on the basis of entrance tests conducted both at state and national levels. Some private medical colleges conduct their own entrance examinations and also admit students according to merit. 

One can also undertake a diploma course which is four years long. The MD Homeopathy degree course is three years long, which can only be pursued after completing the BHMS course and also qualifying the all India entrance examination.

Career Prospects

A graduate of homeopathy can find employment opportunities in both private and public sector. He/she can join government or private hospitals or clinics, charitable institutions, NGOs, research institutes as researchers, medical colleges and training institutes as teachers etc. Moreover one can start his/her own clinic for private practice.

Some of the most common career paths in homeopathy include:

  • Homeopathic doctor: This is the most common type of homeopathy career. Homeopathic doctors have a degree in homeopathy and are qualified to diagnose and treat patients using homeopathic methods.
  • Homeopathic consultant: Homeopathic consultants provide advice and support to people who are interested in using homeopathy. They may work in private practice or in hospitals or clinics.
  • Homeopathic researcher: Homeopathic researchers study the effects of homeopathic remedies and develop new homeopathic treatments. They may work in universities, research institutes, or pharmaceutical companies.
  • Homeopathic educator: Homeopathic educators teach homeopathy to students at all levels. They may work in colleges, universities, or private schools.
  • Homeopathic product developer: Homeopathic product developers create and market homeopathic remedies. They may work for pharmaceutical companies or for private businesses.

Homeopathy Salary

The salary for this career can vary depending on a number of factors, including the country in which you work, your level of experience, and the type of job you have.

In the United States, the median salary for a homeopathy doctor is $93,243. However, salaries can range from $17,775 to $477,093. The top 10% of doctors earn more than $215,717.

In India, the salary for a  doctor is much lower. The median salary is ₹3.4 lakhs (around $43,000). However, salaries can range from ₹0.4 lakhs (around $5,000) to ₹7.6 lakhs (around $97,000).

The salary for this career is also affected by the type of job you have. Homeopathic doctors who work in private practice typically earn more than those who work in hospitals or clinics. Homeopathic consultants and researchers also tend to earn more than homeopathic doctors.

If you are interested in this career , it is important to do your research and find out what the salary expectations are in your country. You should also consider the type of job you want and the level of experience you have.

The salary of a homeopathic doctor appointed in a government hospital/department varies between Rs.10,000 – Rs.15, 000. In private practice the earnings are better and depends entirely on input. Private sector hospitals and nursing homes offer lucrative openings with excellent pay-packages.

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