List of Careers in Medicine
Careers in Medicine
Medical Education In India

Career Opportunities in Medicine

Do you know there are various career prospects besides MBBS for students with a PCB option? While a strong interest in human anatomy is a must to pursue career in medicine, the profession of a doctor is not only one for students with the PCB option!

October 19, 2021

By CoachingSelect


What is Medicine?

Dictionary Says

  • Medicine is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
  • Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.

Simple Words

  • The Science of Healing

Medical as Career

  • Doctor
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician


  • MBBS
  • Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS)
  • 5 & ½ years Duration (including 1 year of Internship)
  • Course help to gain knowledge and ability to diagnose diseases, prescribe medicine and conduct surgery after completing MBBS.
  • To become specialist student must do Doctor of Medicine (MD) after MBBS.


  • Indian Systems of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
  • 5½ to 6½ years Duration (including 1 year of Internship)
  • Regulated by CCIM (Central Council of Indian Medicine) accepted worldwide.
  • CCIM Prescribes minimum standards of education in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Sowa Rigpa.


  • B.V. Sc & AH
  • Bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry
  • 5 years Duration (including 6 months to 1 yr. of Internship)
  • Deals with the health and well-being of animals


  • BDS
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • 5 years Duration (including 6 months to 1 yr. of Internship)
  • It is a compulsory course for the students aspiring to work as dentists at government or private hospitals.
  • BDS is one of the most popular medical courses after MBBS in India and the degree is regulated by the Dental Council of India (DCI)


  • Para Medical
  • Bachelor Degree Courses 3 years
  • Paramedical courses are profession-oriented medical training courses that enable students to develop a career in the medical industry in a short amount of time and at a low cost.
  • Deals with pre-hospital emergencies.
  • Paramedical courses train a student in specialised fields such as X-Ray technology, dialysis, Anaesthesia Technology, Nursing etc.
  • They provide primary medical and trauma care.



  • Biotechnology Engineering is a part of engineering that involves the technology and biological science for development in the field of medical, agriculture, security and bio-research.
  •  NEET score is required for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. Biotechnology is a graduation/engineering level course hence NEET marks are not required.
  • Biotechnology engineering can be taken up at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels which would be for the duration for 4 and 2 years respectively.
  •  The research and study of micro-organism, bio-organisms, cell functions in living beings. It is basically the blend of both Biological science and technology.
  • Students with degrees in biotechnology can get into various healthcare centres, universities, hospitals, research centres, etc. They can also go for further studies in the field or become research scientists.


Top Medical Institutions in India

     All India Level

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
  • Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  • JIPMER College, Puducherry
  • Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), Delhi
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Grant Medical College, Mumbai
  • Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai


Medical Entrance Examination

*Due to pandemic NEET 2021 was held on 12th Sep 2021


NEET Examination Pattern

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