Medical jobs in India is showing a steep hike in due to the increase in the number of medical seats in both undergraduate and post graduate medical seats. These are the few options after MBBS/PG Medical, candidates can switch to:
1) MD/DM/MS/MCh: This is the most commonly chosen path after MBBS for people who wish to continue with their medical career. You can pursue post graduation in various specialties like internal medicine, general surgery, obs. & gynaecology, paediatrics, etc. For this you need to give AIPGMEE exam, held in December every year. There's no need to mention about the scope of this field as specialist Doctors are the need of the hour. MD/MS are 3 year degree courses while diploma is a 2 year program. In terms of Medical Jobs, there is a great demand of MD/MS specially in develpoing countries like India.
2) Diploma of National Board (DNB): This is the next best option to pursue for people continuing with their dreams of becoming a specialist doctor. DNB is a postgraduate course offered by the National board of Examinations, and recognised by the MCI. But there are a few problems with DNB. Firstly, the pass rates in DNB are very low, depending on your course and hospital from which you complete your course. Secondly, many hospitals give preference to MD/MS candidates than DNB candidates. Thirdly, DNB course is provided mostly in private hospitals where the amount of exposure is less than govt. hospitals, especially in surgical branches. When it comes to Medical jobs, DNB degree holders are in more demand in comparison to MD/MS degree holders, as DNB entrance exam is more tougher in comparison to MD/MS.
3) Combined Medical Services (CMS): UPSC conducts CMS examination every year in the field of Medical Jobs mainly in the month of July/August for entry into government institutions like Railways, Municipal Corporations as Medical Officers. The exam can be given by final year students and interns. It is a good option if you want a permanent job with the government and if you like to be a part of the administrative work force of the hospital.
4) Civil Services: There are always the options to join the civil services (IAS/IRS/IFS/IPS) after MBBS as a good medical job. A good career option but you won't be dealing with patients anymore.
5) MBA: The demand for Doctor's with MBA is increasingly drastically, with many private hospitals, pharmaceutical companies being set up. Many MBA institutions take up doctors in their programs because of this. Few institutes offering MBA are IIM's, FMS Delhi, IBS Hyderabad, MDI Gurgaon, XLRI Jamshedpur. You need to give CAT for admission.
6) Clinical Research: India is lacking behind when it comes to research work. There is a great demand for clinical researchers. Various institutes to offer research opportunities are ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research), CIMAP, CCMB (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology), St. John's Research institute. One can also join WHO. Many institutes like AIIMS, PGI, NIMHANS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (TIFR) offer a Ph.D. degree.
7) Masters in Health Administration (MHA): It is a 3 year post-graduate degree (M.D.) in Health Administration which helps students to acquire the skills required in managing big specialty hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, etc.