Career As Cardiologist

If your wish is to become a heart specialist then you can choose the field of cardiology in medical courses to transform your dreams into reality.

“Cardiology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases  and disorders of the heart. Cardiologists are the specialists of heart diseases and heart abnormalities”.

Cardiologist is the physician who is specialized in this field of medicine. Cardiologists treat the diseases like congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and  electro-physiology.


Dr P. Venugopal, head of the cardio-thoracic centre in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) performed the first successful heart transplant in India. The heart transplantation was carried out in the year 1994 with the team of well-qualified doctors. Apollo heart hospital is one of the renowned hospitals in India for treating heart disorders and conducting transplantation as well as surgery.

Courses & Duration

How to become a Cardiologist?

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To become a cardiologist, you are required to go through a long period of medical studies for acquiring licensure and board certification. After the completion of 10+2 with PCB, you can continue your studies towards becoming the cardiologist. Steps leading to the cardiologist are as follows:

  • Earns a bachelor degree with MBBS after 10+2.
  • Get the admission in PG course leading to Doctor of Medicine (MD) in general medicine.
  • After finishing three-year degree of MD, go for the super specialty course of 3-year DM in Cardiology to be a Cardiologist.
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MBBS (51/2 years) + MD (3 years) + DM in cardiology (3 years) = 111/2 years = Cardiologist

Courses offered in this field are listed below:

  • Diploma in Cardio Vascular Technology
  • PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology Course (PGDCC)
  • B.Sc in Cardiac Care Technology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Community Cardiology
  • Master of Science in Cardio logical nursing
  • M. Ch in Cardiology
  • M. Ch Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • DNB Cardio Thoracic Surgery
  • Doctor of Medicine in Cardiology

Admission Process

To get admission in MBBS programme, you need to appear in medical entrance exams. NEET 2022 is the renowned entrance examination conducted by NTA for admitting students in Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course. For admission o PG courses candidates may appear in AIIMS PG (INI CET) 2022, NEET PG 2022 etc. All medical colleges and universities consider the NEET UG scores for providing admission in UG medical courses.

Top colleges offering courses in cardiology are mentioned below:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry
  • Dayanand Medical College and Hospital( DMCH), Punjab
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore (CMC Vellore)
  • Jawaharlal Institute Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)
  • Annamalai University, Tamil nadu

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Jobs & Career Scope

Career as a Cardiologist is rewarding not only position-wise but also financially.

Due to increase in heart patients, number of super specialty heart care centres opens and this will broaden the scope for cardiologists.

Lot of jobs availability for cardiology specialists. Heart healthcare specialists are needed in government as well as private hospitals. Cardiologists can apply for the job in these hospitals. With the rising in numbers of heart patients, the need of cardiologist is also increasing parallely.

A cardiologist can work as a doctor in hospital and can also become a lecturer in medical colleges. One can also pursue in cardiology field.

Cardiologist can work in hospitals on weekly, hourly and monthly basis. Most of the aspirants work in public/private hospitals for gaining experience and then open their own health care centre. You can also work in research areas in reputed hospitals.

Cardiologist can find job opportunities in private hospitals, government hospitals, armed forces medical services, cardiology clinics etc.

Responsibilities of a Cardiologist

  • Examine patients and diagnose heart issues.
  • Treat cardiovascular diseases.
  • After complete analysis and tests , a cardiologists provide medication to the patient.
  • Focus on pumping function of heart
  • Conducts heart surgery
  • Tracking & measuring the improvement in patient’s health
  • Commanding lab research
  • Explaining the risk of prohibited activities to the patient.

A cardiologists may be designated as:

  • Cardiology Technologist
  • Cardiology Surgeon
  • ECG (electro-cardiographic) Technologist
  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Assistant Cardiology Supervisor
  • Cardiac Catheterization Technologist
  • Electrocardiography Technician
  • Nuclear Cardiologist

Key Skills Required for Cardiologist

  • Depth Knowledge of Cardiovascular System: Aspirants should be aware of the system of cardiovascular. You should have complete knowledge after completing your degree.
  • Be familiar with all Technologies: You should know the technologies and devices used for surgery. The knowledge of instrumental machines is necessary so, that you can interpret specialized tests.
  • Self- Confidence: If you are senior doctor in your department, then you have to be confident while doing operation in operation theatre. In emergency cases it is very important to take immediate decision.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: It is the skill with which you can properly communicate with your colleagues. This skill should be present in you.


  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore
  • Asian Heart Institute and Research Centre, Mumbai
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
  • Apollo Hospital, Chennai
  • B. M. Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata
  • Kerala institute of medical sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala


Salary of a cardiologists depends upon several factors that includes experience, sub specialty, location, ability and the type of hospital you are working for. Salary in government hospital is different from private one.

In private sector, a cardiologist can expect an average monthly salary of Rs 1 lac. A reputed cardiology surgeon earns the salary of around 1.5 lacs.

In US, specialties of this field earns an average of $461,000.

Books & Study Materials

Here, we have listed some cardiology books that you can refer for studies:

  • Volume 1 Cardiology: An Illustrated Textbook by Kanu Chatterjee, Mark Anderson, Donald Heistad, Richard E Kerber
  • Cardiology by Harshan Jeyakumar
  • Fundamentals of Pediatric Cardiology by David J. Driscoll
  • Textbook of Interventional Cardiology by Eric J. Topol, Paul S. Teirsten
  • Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine by Brian P. Griffin, Eric J. Topol
  • Manual of Clinical problems in cardiology by L. David hallis
  • Oxford handbook of Cardiology by Punit S. Ramrakha

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Displaying 27 Comments
  1. Zoha noorien says:

    I am zoha noorien,
    From Hyderabad,
    I want to became A DOCTOR
    Cardiologist Doctor For poor people and i will become a Doctor

  2. Sakshi navnath markad says:

    12th pass with PCB group. What to do me for taking adimmision in cardiology field.

  3. siavash says:

    I’m Siavash Nasrollahi from Iran
    I have a phd in veterinary and I am going to study in human cardiologist
    I want to know how you can help me and have some guidance
    I’m looking forward for your reply

  4. Casandra says:

    I’m in grade 10 and I want to be a cardiologist. I just don’t know what to do after grade 12 I hope you will explain better, to me

  5. Minakshi Chalia says:

    Ma’am I have a doubt since I am in class 9 after 10 in which institute should I apply for bio stream on the based of scholarship so I can also stay a little bit focus on neet also

  6. Bhavani sri says:

    I have been completed pharm D and working as dmo at cardiology interested to do md cardiology .can I get admission in md cardiology?

  7. kalu victor says:

    i want to be a cardiologist where should i start from

  8. Kiran says:

    How to apply the cardiology course admission in 2021

  9. Anthony gathua says:

    am tony from kenya and i would want to be a cardiologist in future and am interested in how people have come to know how valuable cardiology is thanks.ive so far investigated that i should work on maths and biology

  10. Manasvi panchal says:

    Hello sir /ma’am
    For becoming a well-known cardiologist, where should we study i.e in India or out of India

  11. Manaswi Pawar says:

    Sir,I am in 9th tell me how many marks should I have to gain in 10th and 12th?I am really interested in this feild.I wants to be a cardiologist.I hope you tell me.

  12. Agboola oluwatobi Gideon says:

    I am a graduate of Applied Chemistry from Nigeria,please how can i further as a Cardiology… How much will the profession cost in your institution Sir?. I will like to received a reply. Thanks.

  13. Yamni says:

    How can I become an invasive cardiologist???

  14. sheryl s says:

    hey i am really interested in this field and im sure i have a scope of becoming a cardiologist..

  15. M.priyanka says:

    In paramedical which course is best ….sir

  16. K.Dharanya shri says:

    Sir I am in class 8 this year I am really interested in,what are the steps I can take to become a cardiologist

  17. Eslavath Anusha says:

    IAM 12candiate how many percentage want to meet sir give small information

  18. Barira Khan says:

    Can I appear after ssc for neet exam

  19. Mansi says:

    I’m in class10 this year and I am interested to become a cardiologist.. so I want to know that how many percentage should I have to gain in my 10th and 12th exams.

  20. Maccathy says:

    Hello sir I finished my A level study I’m really interested in cardiology how can I get admission in MBBS

  21. N Portia says:

    I want to become a cardiologist …but if i didnt pass neet exam ,do I have any chance to go to this field again

  22. N Portia says:

    if i didnt pass neet exam ….will there be no chance to become cardiology ???

  23. Bhavani ayisha says:

    How I get the cardiologist in government collogy in Madurai or Chennai. Ply help me

  24. Preeti Verma says:

    How to become cardiac surgeon? Can I become cardiac surgeon and cardiologist both And how long it will take?

  25. Arif khan says:

    Good morning sir
    I lesent about cardiology degree and diploma to sir i know what is degree but i don’t know wath is diploma sir help me plz

  26. Dr.navin kumar says:

    Opportunities after DM cardiology

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