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Careers in Medical Field

Updated on: Sep 16, 2014

Medical Careers in India

Medicine is a vast field, and especially so in India. Medical careers are available across a multitude of educational and skill levels, but also in diverse fields such as homeopathy or allopathy.


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 healthcare career options in India, along with a brief description of each and its minimum required educational training/background.

Here's a list of the various healthcare education options in India:

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