Career Options after MBBS

MBBS degree holders have the options to either continue in the medical field or deviate to a non medical sector.Doing post graduation  in India or abroad is the most preferred option.Around 50,000 doctors are produced in India annually out of  which  around  1000 go abroad for further studies.

Following is  a short orientation of medical /non medical options post MBBS.

1. Post Graduation in India: Specialisation and super specialisation courses are available for a duration of 3 years.

MD /MS/DIPLOMA COURSES  &DNB – are the specialisation courses 


2. Post Graduation Abroad: Candidates should pass the Medical licensing Test applicable for that country.

Following are popular countries for PG programs:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Maldives
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Unites Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • USA

3. Civil Services (IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS, IES): This is civil service for Indian administration and exam conducted by UPSC 

4. CMS (Combined Medical Services): For recruitment under central government institutions like Railways, Indian ordnance services, Municipal corporation as medical officer. Exam conducted by UPSC every year. Permanent job with decent salary.

5. MHA – Master in Hospital Administration 

6. MHA – Masters in Health Administration

7. M Tech – in Biomedical engineering and Biological science  

8. MPH Masters in Public Health

9. MMST – Masters in medical science and technology 

10. Indian Armed Force – AIRFORCE/NAVY /ARMY: Only Indian nationals considered ,no written test , applied candidates are called for interview and should meet defense standards measurements. Age limit 45 years. AFMC  Pune is the only medical college in India after which the cadets can be directly granted permanent commissioning

11. MBA after  MBBS: MBA abroad – require language tests like IELTS/TOEFL/PTE and SOP /LOR 

Popular foreign universities for MBA programs

  Name of the university  Country
  Columbia Business School - Columbia University   USA
  Darden School of Business - University of Virginia   USA
  The Fuqua School of Business - Duke University   USA
  The Goizueta School of Business - Emory University   USA
  UCLAAnderson School of Management - University of California   USA

12. Research after MBBS

13. M.Sc Ph.D combined degree in biomedical sciences

14. Other Options: Working in primary health Centre, private hospital, own private practice, startup pharmacy diagnostics/medical device companies.Teacher for NEET pre medical coaching Centers, MedicalBlogging andJournalism, Insurance Agent Servicer Medical IT- Collaborating with engineers -career in medical IT companies, nanotechnology and medical robotics. Work in UNICEF/WHO-YIF- Young India Fellowship, job in  Cruise or passenger ships. PG Diploma in medical law and ethics, sexologist, Clinical embryologist,Obesity and weight management.

15. Short term Diploma courses in many branches 

16. Health Informatics and Analytics: In order to provide effective and efficient healthcare services to masses at large, capturing, storing, and analyzing data is crucial. This is where Health Informatics and Analytics courses can come in handy. Available either in the form of a diploma or degree programs.

Universities offering Health Informatics and Analytics courses

  Name of the university  Country
  Griffith University   Australia
  Centennial College   Canada
  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University   Hong Kong
  University of Limerick   Ireland
  The George Washington University   USA
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