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Medical Careers in India

Updated on: Apr 26, 2013

Medical Careers in IndiaThe medical field in India is a vast one, with careers in medicine available to graduates of various levels of education and educational backgrounds. Possible careers range from acupuncturist, to nutritionist, to neurosurgeon. Whatever type of medicine you may want to practice, be it traditional (homoeopathic) or modern (allopathic), the options are practically endless, as the field of medicine in India continues to grow and develop. Here you will find a list of possible medical careers currently practiced in India, and the basic breakdown of what type of educational background you may need in order to pursue each one.

Medicine falls into two categories:
i) traditional, also known as alternative, homoeopathic, or holistic;
ii) modern, also known as Western, or allopathic.

Sometimes there is overlap between the two, and given that there has been resurgence in popularity of traditional medicine over the last few years, more overlap is likely to come as there is an increasing push to incorporate and combine the two fields. At present, though, when choosing a career in medicine to work toward, you should still choose to focus on either one or the other, so as to know which educational track to follow. Below is a list of current medical careers in India, along with a brief description of each and its minimum required educational training/background.

Here's a list of the various medical careers in India:

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