MBBS Jobs: Salary, Top recruiters, Government Jobs, Railways, Scope 2021

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Zemima Khan

Updated on - Jun 18, 2021

MBBS jobs are one of the most secured job profiles not only in India but also around the world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is the largest industry, with the highest rate of growth of any other field. According to the BLS, the healthcare industry, which employed 14 million people in 2006, is expected to add about three million more jobs by this year, 2016.  

Scope after MBBS in India is booming with profuse opportunities in the healthcare sector. The raging pandemic has also led to an increase in the demand for medical professionals in India. Thus making the healthcare industry in India a booming market of unemployment opportunities. Many doctors work long shifts at all hours of the day and night.

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In 2004, more than one-third of physicians worked more than 60 hours per week. Doctors who work in small offices, on the other hand, frequently have more time off. Doctors are sometimes required to rush to the hospital in order to deal with emergencies.

The demands for MBBS professionals are in various industries other than hospitals, and some of the top industries are Biomedical Companies, Health Centres, Laboratories, Nursing Homes, Polyclinics, Private Practice, etc.

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The average salary after MBBS is not less than INR 5 LPA on average. Some of the top MBBS top recruiters are Medanta Hospitals, Fortis Healthcare Ltd, Apollo Munich Health Industries Co Ltd, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Cipla Ltd, etc

MBBS is the initial step required to become a doctor. After graduating, candidates are offered internships at the college or the hospitals. The candidates generally take up practice in private hospitals or open up their own clinics. Several positions are available in top PSUs and government bodies such as the railways, armed forces, state hospitals, etc.

MBBS Jobs: Quick Facts

MBBS, full form Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, is a 5.5-year duration undergraduate course in India. The course is solely curated for the aspirants highly interested in making an entry into the medical world. Here are some interesting facts about MBBS jobs:

  • MBBS fees vary from the type of medical college in India in which the candidates are enrolling themselves. On average MBBS fees may range from INR 10,000 to 6,00,000.
  • The Indian government is planning to spend 2.5 % of the country’s spending on the  Public healthcare system, and the healthcare industry size would increase to USD 372 Billion by 2022.
  • So it means that the MBBS jobs would be very much in demand over the next two years.
  • AIIMS offers its MBBS graduates to opt for its PG courses and offer them the position of Junior resident for a tenure of three years. They receive a stipend of INR 64,000.
  • The average internship money during the final year ranges between INR 15,000-INR 21,000.
  • Jobs in top government bodies such as the Railways or the army ranges between INR 9.4 Lac to INR 11 lacs.

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After obtaining an MBBS degree, one can explore various job positions in this industry. Starting from the role of a General Physician, Surgeon, Dietician to being Medical Officer, Medical Coder and more, there are plenty of job opportunities available.

  • In May 2015, the median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was INR 45,75,000, which was higher than the INR 30,00,000 median annual wage for all occupations in the economy.
  • Healthcare occupations are expected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, creating approximately 2.3 million new jobs.

With various industries and top recruiters available, here are some of the MBBS job roles, along with the packages offered to them.

Job Profile Job Description Average Salary Package (INR)
General Physician Physicians check and test patients; take their medical histories; prescribe medications; and suggest medical  tests. 6 LPA
Medical Officer Medical Officers advise and offer medical support, spot problems, and give  recommendations on health issues and disease control. 7 LPA
Surgeon These professionals  are responsible for carrying out surgeries on patients. Usually Surgeons are the one having done their specializations in a specific area of medical science. 10 LPA
Paediatrician A medical practitioner is the one who treats the illness in children and examines their general growth and development. 5.4 LPA 
Dietician Dieticians generally promote nutrition among the patients or the general public and prepare healthy diet plans for them. 5 LPA 

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MBBS Government Jobs

Candidates after completion of the MBBS degree often pursue jobs in the government sector. MBBS govt jobs, specially in the Indian  railways and the Indian army are always in Demand.

MBBS Jobs in the Railways

MBBS Jobs in Railways are frequently advertised by the different departments of the railways such as the eastern, South-eastern, central, etc. The minimum eligibility criteria for the railways is that they candidates must be at least a MBBS graduate. Sometimes specialisation or postgraduate degrees are required. The average salary required for the doctor in the Railways is INR 9,50,000. MBBS jobs in the railways may be on a permanent or contractual basis. Candidates often have to take the PPB entrance to secure MBBS jobs in the Railways.

MBBS jobs Armed Forces

Another popular government job for MBBS doctors in India , is the recruitment in the Armed forces. The candidates can get recruited as medical officers in the armed forces (Indian Army , Air force or Navy). The average salary can range between INR 9,70,000 to INR 13,20,000.

MBBS Jobs Outlook

Jobs for physicians and surgeons are expected to grow by about 7% between 2018 and 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is faster than the projected average rate for all occupations, but slower than the rate for other health diagnosing and treating practitioners. The demand for more doctors will be driven by an aging population. 

MBBS Jobs: Top Industries

The options of industries for MBBS professionals to work is not limited to only hospitals, but there are many more available as well.

Some of the top industries are tabulated below.

Biomedical Companies Health Centres
Hospitals Laboratories
Medical Colleges Medical Foundation/Trust
Non-Profit Organizations Nursing Homes
Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies Polyclinics
Private Practice Research Institutes
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MBBS Top Recruiters

As there is a huge demand for MBBS passouts in various industries, some of the top recruiters offering an average salary ranging from INR 5 to 12 LPA are mentioned below.

Medanta Hospitals Fortis Healthcare Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Apollo Munich Health Industries Co Ltd
Sri Ganga Ram Hospital Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre
Wockhardt Ltd Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd
Cipla Ltd Religare Health Insurance Company Ltd
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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MBBS Jobs Abroad

With a raging pandemic and the growing array of new diseases and complications in the field of healthcare around the world, the demand of MBBS professionals has increased by several fold in the leading economies in the world. The candidates can land jobs in different private hospitals, clinics, research facilities, etc. 

The education qualification  for doctors is at least an MBBS degree. In some cases a MD degree is required. A score of 6.5 is necessary for the IELTS entrance test. Sometimes experience of 4-7 years is required.

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MBBS Jobs: Skills

Here are the top skills required for MBBS job

Ability to under pressure for long hours Interpersonal Skills Handling Stress Communication skill (Especially bedside manner)
Analytical abilities Time Management Patience Decision-making abilities
Leadership Emotional Intelligence Practical Knowledge -

MBBS Future Scope

MBBS candidates can either make a career in the above-mentioned industries or they can also opt to study further. The two most courses opted the most after completing MBBS are Master of Surgery (MS) courses and Doctor of Medicine (MD) courses.

Pursuing a higher degree in the same field will help aspirants to get valued and recognized in a specific area. This would also allow them to enjoy a large number of opportunities, alon with an increase in pay

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Ques: What are the jobs after MBBS?

Ans: The candidates after completion of the MBBS can land in different job profiles such as private practitioner, general physician, dietitian, etc. The candidate can pursue jobs in the different government organisations such as the army, railways, municipalities, etc.

Ques: What is MBBS salary?

Ans: A fresher after completion of the MBBS degree can earn a salary of INR 300,000. In case of government jobs the salary can go as high as INR 9,00,000-INR 13,00,000. The salary of different positions has been discussed above

Ques: What type of work is done by MBBS doctor?

Ans: An MBBS doctor is concerned with the collection of information from the patients about the ailment. Diagnose the symptoms of the disease and provide the correct treatment and medicine. They have to provide counselling in the most severe cases.

Ques: Do MBBS students get salary?

Ans: The MBBS students are offered internships in different hospitals, during their final year of the course.The internship ranges from INR 15,000-INR 21,000.

Ques: How is life after MBBS?

Ans: After completion of the MBBS degree the candidates have to work for long hours as junior doctors. Some of them may even go for PG degrees in the future. Despite the long hours the respect a doctor gets from society is worth it.

Ques: At what age MBBS is completed?

Ans: The age of the student for NEET exam is 17-25 years. As the degree is for a period of 5.5 years, the MBBS candidates can complete their degree by 23-30 years

Ques: Can MBBS do surgery?

Ans: No. Candidates can only do surgery after they complete the MS degree.

Ques: Is an MBBS a doctor?

Ans: Yes. MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.

Ques: Can I crack Neet without physics?

Ans: No. Physics is one of the subjects of NEET exam along with Chemistry and biology.



Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS] Colleges IN INDIA

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St John's Medical College
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