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What are the job opportunities for physicians?

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Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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There is a great demand of medical professionals and it is increasing due to the unfortunate upsurge in diseases and ailments day by day. Also many super specialty hospitals are mushrooming offering employment opportunities. Some of the places where there is job scope for medical professionals are-

Government / Private Hospitals
Nursing homes/ clinics/ health departments
medical services of army, navy or air force
charitable institutions
medical colleges and training institutes as teachers
research institutes and medical colleges as researchers
private practice/ self employment

Opportunities in allied areas:-

Hospital Administration- Those with the administrative and management aptitude along with scientific bent of mind can make a career in hospital administration. The role of hospital administrator begins from planning to directing , coordinating and supervising the delivery of health care. Certain institutes like All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi offer special courses in hospital administration to medical graduates

Research- Medical graduates are in demand for study and research in various areas such as drug manufacture, bio materials, tissue engineering , toxicology , medical imaging and molecular biology. There are numerous avenues for research in reputed institutes such as :-
Central Drug Research Institute Lucknow
JNU New Delhi Bose Institute, Kolkata
PG Institute of Medical Education & Research Chandigarh
Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
National Institute of Immunology Delhi
International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, New Delhi
Central Food Technological Research Institute Mysore
Indian Institute of Chemical Biology Calcutta
Industrial Toxicology Research Centre Lucknow
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology Trivandrum
Various units of CSIR, ICAR, ICMR and DST

Publishing Industry
One of the ways that doctors keep themselves updated about breakthroughs in the world of medical science and health care is through medical journals. There are good number of organizations that are exclusively into medical publishing. Keeping in mind the technicality of the medical world, they prefer recruiting medicos for compilation and editing of articles for these publications. So if some one has a research bent of mind and a flair for writing , he or she can contribute to various journals, magazines, websites and newspaper columns dedicated to the cause of medical science either on a full time basis or as part time.

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