Career in MBBS: Admission, Scope, Jobs & Salary


Medical Line is quite tough as compared to Engineering Field. A Medical Degree has been never easy. MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) is the most popular and designated degree of doctors. These are the two bachelor degrees in one domain as the Bachelor of Medicine and the Bachelor of Surgery. This is the tradition of United Kingdom and many universities in various countries are following this tradition.

While in the US, both of the degrees are awarded separately as the M.D (Doctor of Medicine) and D.O (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). It is the only bachelor degree that makes the students eligible to carry the term “doctor” with their name.

The MBBS is an undergraduate degree programme in medical field. It takes the duration of 5.5 years for the completion of the degree. It is very tough to pursue the MBBS course. This course is now in heavy demand by the students after 12th.

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Through this course, the students are taught all about the human anatomy, human cytology, medicine, chemistry, pharmaceutical, chemistry, drugs formulation & effect and method of surgery.

The Medical Council of India is the only accredited body of medical courses.

Course & Duration

The MBBS is a 5.5 year (4.5 years academic education + 1 year mandatory internship) UG degree programme leading to the two degrees as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

The MBBS is one of the most sought courses after 12th science in medical field. There are so many colleges and universities from across the countries which are offering the MBBS course.

The students, who have cleared the 10+2 examination and they had the Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 12th stream, may go for the MBBS degree course.

The MBBS is the only course in India to become a medical doctor. The MBBS course contains the basic subjects like physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy, pharmacology and pathology.

It is the course with hands on training with five years long. The students interact with the patient and get the practical knowledge of diseases.

The skills required to make a career in MBBS:

  • Ability to work with a team
  • Deep interest in being a helping professional
  • Good Stamina
  • Responsible Attitude
  • Patience and Compassion
  • Constant updating of skills and knowledge
  • Mental alertness at all times

Eligibility & Admission

How to get admission into MBBS programme?

  • To get admission into MBBS programme in India, students have to complete their 10+2 education with Physics, Chemistry & Biology and score minimum 50% marks (40% in the case of reserved category).
  • Student’s age should be between 17 years to 25 years.
  • The given qualification is not enough to get admission into MBBS course, students have to appear for the National Level Examination conducted by the CBSE, New Delhi, i.e. NEET 2018 (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test). Students also apply for AIIMS 2018 & JIPMER 2018 MBBS Entrance Exam to get admission into MBBS programme.
  • From the year 2016, the Supreme Court bans the state level or university level examinations for admission into MBBS & BDS courses.
  • Now, all the admission into MBBS course through NEET Exam.

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Top Medical Entrance Exams

Top Universities/Institutions in India offer MBBS Course:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)
  • Christian Medical College (CMC)
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

Career & Jobs

After the completion of the MBBS course, the first question arise in your mind “What after MBBS?”

The medical graduates are entitled to use the term Doctor before his or her name as the prefix “Dr”.

Day by Day, the demand of medical professionals is increasing due to the unfortunate upsurge in diseases and ailments.

Career in MBBS & higher studies is very rewarding for the students, those interested in science and dealing with treating sick peoples.

For the better prospect of your career you should have some skills like deep knowledge in the field, good diagnosing ability, responsibility, self-confidence, caring nature, counseling skill and good communication so as to interact with your patients.

There are good job and career opportunities for the students after getting the degree in medical as a doctor. It is the professional field with 100% job placement. No one in the country, who has the MBBS degree and has no job.

An MBBS graduate may go for the PG degree programmes leading to the Domain M.D (Doctor of Medicine) or M.S (Master of Surgery) or M.Sc (Medical) etc.

After completing the MBBS degree successfully, there are two options for the students: either start their own venture or go for a job in the medical field. Students can also go for the government jobs as a doctor or join a private health firm. There are good future scopes in the field of medical.

You may be hired by the medical college, hospitals, nursing home, health corporations, health ministry, medical health society, back office medical consultancy and pharmaceutical industries. You can also work as physician, prescribes medicines & treatment for disease, research while surgeons perform operations.

Many Medical Graduates are much in demand to study & research the different areas in Bio-Engineering.

The job profiles of the MBBS may be the following:

  • Junior doctors
  • Doctors
  • Physician
  • Junior Surgeons
  • Medical Professor or Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Scientist

Some Employment Areas are given here:

  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Biomedical Companies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Medical Colleges
  • Health Centres
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies


How much money can you make after you have completed your MBBS?

After completing the MBBS degree, every student wants to know how much they will earn. The salary of the MBBS degree holder is depends upon how much knowledge & experience you have. The initial salary of a medical graduate doctor may be the Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 35,000 per month. After getting the experience and good hands on in this field, the candidate may get the handsome salary as 8 to 10 lakh per annum.

There are more job opportunities to work in the US and the UK in medical field with handsome salaries.

Books & Study Materials

Here we have mentioned some most preferred books to study MBBS:

Physiological basis of medical practice by Best and Taylor

Biochemistry for Medical students by D.M.Vasudevan & Shree Kumari

Clinical anatomy for medical students by Richard Snel

Park’s Text book of preventive and social medicine by K.Park

Textbook of medical biochemistry by Mn Chatterjea

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  1. manjusha ramteke says:

    I have a M.B.B.S course but this the depend upon my neet score I belong to sc cytigyri an admimision in government college

  2. Frederick Yang says:

    Can i become a dermatologist after graduating with MBBS degree??

  3. Ritik says:

    If i have done mbbs in jipmer then i will get job in jipmer college only or in any other hospital also.

  4. Nikita salve says:

    Sir I want to know about the fees for mbbs course. Im from sc category. N I also want to know whats the process to take admission in mbbs?

    • Hanif Khan says:

      NEET is the only exam for getting admission in MBBS. Apart from this JIPMER is AIIMS also conduct their own entrance test.

  5. Arhaan says:

    Is that necessary to do MD or MS after mbbs

  6. komal says:

    i belong to general what %should i get

  7. Jhon Khalid says:

    What is the cut off marks for OBC for jandk Students in Neet 2018?

  8. Shubham Das says:

    I belong to SC category . How much should be my score in NEET 2018 to get a seat in Guwahati medical colleg for pursuing mbbs.

  9. lovelysinha says:

    I belongs to obc catougry How many minimum maks(out of 720) for neet MBBS medical college admission

  10. pallavi says:

    i am getting 150 200 marks in neet exam so will i be qualified for 2018 neet exam ?

  11. Avinash Anjankar says:

    40 %marks are required to get addmision in MBBS course…. (for reserve category)

    Is this marks were containing the marks of maths

  12. gyurmi choden says:

    I want to know the percentage required to join for mbbs from which I can get involved in good training institution….

  13. priya says:

    i belong to general category.what would be the minimum marks in NEET to get admission in medical college.Can you suggest me best strategy to prepare for NEET 2018

  14. Kiya says:

    Is I take admission in mbbs without entrance test

  15. dr.sayu says:

    After completing mbbs and internship what posts I can opt for as job? How many months bonds r there? What if I break bond if I get pg seat ?

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you can work in city hospitals as an Assistant doctor, you can practice with senior doctors as well. The bond period varies from hospital to hospital.

  16. kamal sonwani says:

    My category is sc and I am very confident that I will clear the neet 2018 entrance exam with good marks

  17. charan says:

    I m pursuing my 2 yr MBBS and i want to know whether to study for ms MD or csir ugc net for going to research …which stream has a good payscale

  18. sushma says:

    i am preparing for NEET entrance exam my aim is to score top 100 th rank what books i need to prefer in the less to gain more rank

  19. Mary says:

    To become a paedatrician what we have to do?
    And after MBBS can we open our own chamber.

    • Hanif Khan says:

      You have to do MBBS and then MD/MS in that specialization. Ofcourse you cn open your own clininc once you get the licence from your state medical association.

  20. GIRISH T S says:

    Would like to know more about MBBS course n India and NEET requirements when it comes to all India Quota etc

  21. Pratik kumar says:

    Please tell me about the salaries of all categories in a medical field
    And which one has largest and which has smallest

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Largest salary drawn by Doctors usually specialists like Neuro etc.
      Smallest is by Ward boys in a small scale hospitals.

  22. Chandan k v says:

    What may be the mode of preparation for neet 2018 give the answer typically?

  23. Piyush marathe says:

    Sir….i am open catagory student ..then i want to ask how many minimum marks (out of 720) i required in NEET for MBBS addmission?

  24. S Jqnggunsei Haokip says:

    Where is the best Coaching centre for the entrance examination?

  25. Binoy Roy says:

    As Doctors have specialization in a particular field like ENT, dermatologist etc. Are the specialization included in 5.5 years program of MBBS, or more programs are to be attempted after MBBS for the same?

  26. Janani sri says:

    Sir! Iam of a bc category much should I score in neet to get a gov. Medical College?

    • Amit Parmar says:

      First You Need To Forgot About Your Category And Do Hard Work…I Am SC Category Medical Student. And Now I Don’t much more about NEET (I got Collage by gujcet) But You Need To Must check cut off every last admission council. And Your Preparation should be justified your current compition..

  27. Ramjiban karmakar says:

    I want to know the fee structure in pvt medical college for mbbs in west bengal.

  28. Rohit Rutvi says:

    I am of a SC category girl so how much marks I have to score in neet to get admission in mbbs

  29. Rani rajput says:

    Can we got addmission without clear neet exam

    • Rajkumar says:

      NEET exam is must for MBBS or BDS admission any where in India.

    • Your Name...Viren rathore says:

      No, not in govt. Medical college. But u can got admission in private medical college, problem in private college is the fee… Very high payment is to be paid for the mbbs course.

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