Bachelor of Paramedical Technology is a 3- year full- time degree program offered by various medical institutes in the country. Paramedical Technology is the science that deals with pre-hospital emergency services. A person who works in this field is called a Paramedic. The mainstream work areas in the paramedical science are obstetrics, fracture management, spinal injury management, and general accidents. With an increased demand for skilled paramedics, various career opportunities have opened for young aspirants. Many paramedical institutes in India offer courses in this field at the undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma levels.
Admission to this program is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam. In order to be eligible for taking the exam, the candidate needs to have passed the 10+2 examination from a recognized Board with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Upon completion of the course, successful graduates find employment opportunities in hospital, nursing homes, clinics, health departments etc. With the opening of various corporate hospitals, the scope for these professionals has increased tremendously. They may also pursue teaching as a profession. Successful graduates of the discipline can also open their own laboratories/ clinics for practice.
The average course fee charged in India for this course ranges between INR 70,000 and 1 lakh, depending upon the college offering the course.
Salary offered to such graduates ranges between INR 1-3 lacs, increasing with experience.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 from a recognized Board/University|
|Admission Process||Counselling after taking entrance examination|
|Course Fee||INR 1- 2 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 4 - 5 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Hospitals, Paramedic Centers|
Paramedical courses are usually related to the allied healthcare sector. These courses are just as useful and job- oriented as the core courses related to the field of healthcare (nursing, medicine and pharmacy).
Paramedical courses train students into skilled and qualified healthcare workers and technicians. Along with doctors and nurses, allied healthcare workers also play a cohesive role in the smooth functioning of the healthcare industry in India.
The demand for paramedical healthcare workers is on the upswing in both India and abroad.
BPMT can be pursued in any of the streams of specialization such as BPMT Laboratory, BPMT Radiography, BPMT Optometry, BPMT Operation Theatre, BPMT Perfusion, BPMT Community Medicine & Emergency Medical Services, BPMT Forensic Medicine, BPMT Radiotherapy, BPMT Neurology, BPMT Blood Transfusion, BPMT Cardiology, BPMT Endoscopy.
Candidates with effective communication skills, excellent Interpersonal skills, sound technical knowledge, good organizational skills, time management, problem- solving abilities, organized attitude, analytical reasoning, critical thinking, interpersonal skills are ideally suited for the course.
|Name||City||Average Fees in INR|
|Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College Hospital and Research Center||Nashik||5,50,000|
|Institute of Medical and Paramedical Sciences||Noida||70,000|
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in the Common Entrance Test or CET which is the gateway for admission to the course at various professional colleges of the country. The tests are conducted under the aegis of either State or central government.
A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below
|General Medical & Surgical|
|Health & Sanitation|
|PSM i.e. Role of Paramedics in|
Medical & Surgical Emergencies
|Year 2 Syllabus - according to chosen stream|
|Year 3 Syllabus - according to chosen stream|
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Endoscopy Technicians||Endoscopy Technicians are part of the medical team that uses endoscopes to diagnose or treat gastrointestinal problems. They interact with patients, prepare the room and the equipment, provide support to physicians and nurses while the procedure is underway, handle specimens collected, and sterilize equipment.||1 - 2 lacs|
|Blood Transfusion Technician||Blood Bank Technicians, also called Phlebotomy Technicians, work in labs under the guidance of a medical or clinical Laboratory Technologist or Manager. Technicians collect, label and prepare blood, plasma and other components for transfusions.||8 - 9 lacs|
|Laboratory Technician||Lab Technicians collect samples, study and perform tests on body fluids, teeth, chemical compounds, biological specimens, or other fields of science. They use various types of machinery, lab equipment and complex computer programs to perform their tests.||2-4 lacs|
|Operation Theatre Technician||Part of their job is to put the gowns and gloves on the surgeon and surgical assistants. Scrub Surgical Technologists set up a sterile operating room environment and are responsible for maintaining that field. Their chief job is to make sure the patient has the best possible care throughout the surgery.||1.5 -2.5 lacs|