When it comes to a career in healthcare, India can be called as the land of rising opportunities. The strong future demand shall be driven by factors such as an aging population, increase in awareness about preventive healthcare, rising number of first-class healthcare institutions and lower medical cost which is attracting thousands of medical tourism students from European and other Asian countries. As per statistics, the doctor-to-patient ratio stands at 1:1,674 , far below the WHO’s recommended ratio of 1:1000. The healthcare sector is expected to grow at the rate of over 20?GR and give employment to millions of people in years to come.
Career Opportunities in Healthcare
In the wake of such humongous opportunities, a healthcare professional salary can be well imagined. As per pay scale, average healthcare professional salary goes above 10 lakhs in India and over 25% of the professionals earn above 20 lakhs p.a. The earning capability depends a lot upon the healthcare stream you choose to study in.
Following are the area where a professional can start his/her career
- Health Care Consultant – Starting salary= Rs. 30,000/month-; Experience Candidate- Rs. 6 Lakh/annum onwards.
- Pharmaceutical Project Manager – Starting salary= Rs. 40,000/month-; Experience Candidate- Rs. 7 Lakh/annum.
- Health Information Manager – Starting salary= Rs. 35,000/month-; Experience Candidate- Rs. 6.5 Lakh/annum onwards.
- Hospital Administrator: Experience – Candidate- Rs. 8 Lakh/annum onwards
Though conventional specialization streams like Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Chiropractic Medicine and Pharmacy are more popular, other areas like Healthcare Administration, Clinical Care, Nursing and Medical Assistant, Home Health Aide, and Public Health are now surfacing as contemporary avenues that hold good the potential of hefty healthcare professional salary earning capacities.
These areas can be pursued as a career option after completing a Diploma or Msc in Healthcare and Hospital Management from an esteemed university in your city.
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