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How is a medical degree better than a B.Tech?

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RE: How is a medical degree better than a B.Tech?

Jayanta Ghosh
Jayanta Ghosh
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Answering this question is a very difficult task. This is so because it is impossible to compare two wholly different courses. It is like asking to compare a dog and a monkey and considering monkey superior as it can climb up the tree! You cannot! Similarly, medical and B.Tech are good in their own ways. It is very hard to say which one is better. Both professions acquire a decent place in the society and both of them also are among the most desired courses in the country. Both of them have a stable career and recognizable place in the society.

Most of the students end up well in both the cases providing students a wide variety of career options to make their future in. It all depends on you, what you want to do. Don't ever step into a career where you have no passion for the course itself. A career without passion is a total waste! So if your parents are forcing you to do B.Tech whereas you want to pursue a medical degree, convince them to let you do what you want to. They will take time but will obviously understand you. They are your parents after all. You would have to make them understand. Following is an attempted comparison between a medical degree and a B.Tech degree.

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The aim of this comparison is not to make the another course inferior. But through these points, it would be easier for you to convince your parents to let you pursue a medical degree instead of a B.Tech degree.

  • Accepting that a medical degree requires a more time (about 8-9 years including internships and specializations) as compared to a B.Tech degree (4 years). But the fact you need to focus is that the engineering field is highly competitive because of a high number of students pursuing the course making it very difficult to reach the top of the IT industry chain. Whereas in a medical degree, a very few number of students are able to pursue the course because of the few number of medical colleges available. So getting a job is much easier. In this way, a medical degree is better than a B.Tech degree in terms of job availability.


  • Next factor could of the amount of respect each profession gains. A doctor is considered the savior of lives. It is an old saying that doctors are God in flesh. Whereas engineering is considered just another profession. The respect that a medical degree holder gains are much more than the respect that a B.Tech degree holder gets making medical a better career choice than pursuing B.Tech.





  • A medical degree will provide you with a much more flexible work environment as compared to a B.Tech degree. A doctor has an option to work in hospitals or they can practice in their own clinics. Whereas an engineer has to work in a rigid environment even at a construction site.


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  • The image that a medical degree holder builds as a doctor is very high. You can do a lot of social works as a doctor. You would be in good books of many people. A lot of respect is what you get wherever you go. This is not possible as a B.Tech graduate. This doesn't mean that an engineer has no respect in the society. They do get respected ( one in a thousand) who have done an extraordinary job.


  • A fresh doctor can easily earn a sum of 80K per month by working in hospitals, nursing homes or by practicing in their own clinics. And if you have done a master's degree in a subject like surgery, you can earn up to 30K per day! On the other hand, an engineer has to work really hard to earn a sum of 30K per month. This sum can extend up to 60-70K for an engineering fresher. No doubt that a medical degree holder needs to wait a little longer than an engineer to start earning, but wait always bears a sweeter fruit.

Also Read : What are the career prospects of studying MBBS from abroad?


These are all the facts that can help you in convincing your parents to let you pursue a medical degree instead of a B.Tech degree. Hope you are able to do what you really want to do.

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!


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