Prachi Kukreti

What are the opportunities for a BAMS degree holder both in India and abroad? What kind of salary can one expect?

Is Ayurveda accepted all over the world or not? please explain various factors such as job environment, acceptance, repute and of course the salary one can get abroad?

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RE: What are the opportunities for a BAMS degree holder both in India and abroad? What kind of salary can one expect?

Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
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Thank you for choosing Mera career guide and writing to us. BAMS- Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery is an interesting ancient method of medical practice. This course has been on a long run since ancient times compelling the roots of ayurveda linked to our traditional practices liked to our own country India. It is a five and a half year degree that also includes a year internship and you have a variety of career opportunities post graduating with a BAMS degree.

You get a Dr title with the completion of this degree and with that you can take opportunity to work in hospitals or private clinics. You can also set up your own clinic upon practice with a general ayurvedic practitioner after a minimum of 6 months to one year. You can work as a general practitioner, participate in clinical research, or even work as an ayurveda pharmacist and consultant. Among these a general practitioner considerably earns high compared to other stream of jobs. As a general practitioner you can expect to earn a minimum of 15000 to 20000 a month and the rest of the jobs would give you a minimum pay of 10000 plus a month. But to aim for better salary you need to specialise in a stream. For example, if you are practicing as a general practitioner you can get specialised as a neuro, gynaecologist, skin, cosmetic and many more. With these specialisations one can expect an income of more than 25000 a month.

Talking about the salary abroad, it really depends in which country you would like to practice. For say, if you want to practice in the UK you can expect a minimum of 18000 pounds a year or if USA you can get a minimum of 40000$ a year. Hospitals abroad hasn't got expanded opportunities for ayurvedic medicine but there are people who set up their own private clinics and earn money. One another option is to take up research jobs abroad. For example, an ayurvedic practitioner can work as a ayurvedic researcher abroad at private research clinics. More recently there are also steps to combine our ancient ayurvedic practices with other national practices like the ancientChinesemedicine or Japanese medicine.

You can also consider studying further to increase your compensation. You can study PG Diploma in Ayurvedic practice, MD in ayurvedic practice and many more. These higher degrees can give you better employment opportunities and also better pay both in India and abroad. To mention, to increase your job opportunities abroad please try for jobs after you complete a masters degree and also a considerable years of work experience say minimum 2-3 years. Ayurvedic practices is not well established abroad like the English medicine practices and to prove your capability and to better compete a masters degree is more helpful rather only a Bachelors degree.

Hope this helps.

RE: What are the opportunities for a BAMS degree holder both in India and abroad? What kind of salary can one expect?

manojjnu Kumar
manojjnu Kumar
Dear Friend

Thank you very much for approaching as your interest is quite holistic and trying to extract the practical aspect of Ayurveda profession. In fact we are in economical era where good and bad, least important and important, low or high profile and many more are being rated with the scale of economics that is reflected in your earning capacity.
\Bachelor of Ayurbeda and Medical Surgery offers you national exposure as well as international up to the extent where one can join the best practices in the world.
If you see the structure of BAMS course / program which takes five and half years in general teaches you the entire basket of courses requires to understand the human physiology, anatomy, molecular aspects at structural and functional level of ayrvedic medicine and systemicreciprocation in vis versa manner.
A BAMS degree holder becomes full fledged doctor after finishing the full time course work and then can join the career as medicalpractitioner (a doctor) in the self owned clinic, hospital private or govt, medical consultant, nutrition advisor, etc or can join the research program at higher study level.


There are future goals for you after BAMS:
1. General practice: You can start practice and earn money in million, let me tell you that such practice require your interpersonal skill which will help you to deal with your patients whilediagonalising and making your customers healthy and wise.

2. Clinical research: You can join research at Ph.D level as Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has research support provision for degree holders of BAMS and given the specific name of research drive-AYUSH. After this degree you can join any University as professor which pays you in smart way as per sixth pay commission, mind it it is a patience oriented job.

3. Health Supervisor: Can join this profession and nurture the entire nation as you know society needs herbalre-mediation over the high voltage synthetic drugs which causes freeradicals. BAMS holders are thesustainable options for a healthy life.

4. International fellowship and career: BAMS holder can apply for abroad fellowship depends on the host institution at abroad try to explore you can avail the research fellowship also.

Good luck

RE: What are the opportunities for a BAMS degree holder both in India and abroad? What kind of salary can one expect?

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