Career As Dermatologist

At this time of modern era, everyone is conscious about his/her beauty. A small skin problem tensed the people and that’s the reason why career scope in dermatology is growing now-a-days.

“Dermatology is the branch of medicine that generally deals with the skin diseases and disorders. This field of medicine is also concerned with treating the hair, scalp and nails diseases”.

A physician who is specialized in the field of dermatology are called dermatologists. A dermatologist has proper training and expertise in handling and managing the skin disorders.

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Dermatologists are of three types namely pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology and procedural dermatology. You can be specialized as per your interest in any one of the aforesaid specializations.

Skills Required for Dermatologist:

  • Student must be intelligent, hardworking and have patience to treat and study their patients.
  • They must be able to perform various procedures like cryotherapy, biopsies, etc.
  • You must have good academic record with a desire to succeed.
  • They should have ability to work long hours with the skills of self motivation, punctual & calm.

Courses & Duration

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Lets us discuss about courses in dermatology.

“Dermatology is counted among one of the highly competitive medical fields, this field requires many years of education and training”.

Once you have completed 10+2 with PCB, you are eligible for Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course. After MBBS, you can pursue master’s degree program and doctor of medicine (MD) in dermatology.

In dermatology, courses at certificate level, diploma level, bachelor and master level are available. Most sought dermatology courses are listed below:

  • Diploma in Dermatology – 2 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Dermatology – 3 years
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy – 2 years
  • Master of Science in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology – 2 years
  • Doctor of Medicine in Dermatology & Venereology – 3 years
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Dermatology & Venereology – 3 years
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One can choose the following specializations in dermatology:

  • Dermatopathology
  • Immunodermatology
  • Mohs surgery
  • Teledermatology
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Cosmetic dermatology

Admission Process

What will be the procedure to get admission in Dermatology courses?

Aspiring candidates can get admission in MBBS course through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET 2020). For admission to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), candidates are required to appear the entrance examination of AIIMS 2020. Other Universities/institutions also conduct their own medical entrance exams for providing admission. Admission process from college to college varies.

Here we are providing a list of some entrance test, in which you can appear to get admission:

Where to get admissions to study dermatology courses?

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)
  • Maharashtra University of Health Sciences
  • Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University
  • SRM University

After obtaining a degree in Dermatology, you can start up your career as a “Dermatologist”.

Jobs & Career

“There are lots of job opportunities are available for Dermatologist”.

With the increasing skin problems worldwide, the demands of Dermatologist who can work on various skin treatment techniques has been increased.

Lucrative career opportunities for dermatologists are available. A dermatologist can work in the dermatology department of a reputed hospital. One can also open his/her own clinic where he/she can perform practice and make good money.

Jobs to dermatologists is also offered by the government as well as private hospitals. Those holding degree in this field can also opt their career in teaching. Job opportunities are also available in abroad.

Some areas where dermatologist can find job placements are government and private hospitals, skin care centres, dispensaries, government and private colleges and many others.

After earning doctor of medicine in dermatology, one can also go for the research work.

Duties of a Dermatologist

A dermatologist has the following responsibilities:

  • Diagnosis and treat skin cancer, melanomas, moles and skin tumors.
  • Treat hair loss, scars and other skin associated problems.
  • Performs cosmetic surgery.
  • Teach the patient about basic skin care and hair care.

Some top job profiles are:

  • Dermatology Professor
  • Skin Specialist
  • Medical Representative
  • Clinical Application specialist
  • Therapy Manager – IVF Artificial Reproduction
  • Dermatology Consultant
  • Sales Coordinator
  • Product Manager


Dermatologists are one of the highest paid medical specialties.

Dermatologists earns a good remuneration depending upon experience, location and work. In India, average salary of a dermatologist is Rs 614,451 per year. Experience matters a lot in this profession. As your years of experience increases, it also increments your salary.

Salary in government hospital depends upon the pay scale decided by the government. Salary packages offered to dermatologist are depend upon several factors like job experience, working skills, qualifications, working area and many other factors. Dermatologists can also make more money by having their own clinic.

In US, the salary of a dermatologist is around $300,000 a year.

“With good qualification and experience, you can earn beyond the limits in this field”.

Books & Study Materials

To choose best books & study materials for studies matters a lot in education. Here, we have listed some books that helps students in the study of dermatology:

  • Cosmetic Dermatology by Leslie Baumann
  • Dermatology by Jean L. Bolognia, Joseph L Jorizzo, Ronald P Rapini
  • Clinical Dermatology: A Color Guide to Diagnosis and Therapy by Thomas P. Habif
  • Dermatology: A Pictorial Review by Asra Ali
  • Textbook of Clinical Dermatology by Virendra N Sehgal
  • Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology by Palit Aparna, Inamadar Arun C, S. Ragunatha, S. Sacchidanand
  • A Practical Guide to Dermal Filler Procedures by Rebecca Small
  • Dermatology Fundamentals of Practice by Robin Graham Brown and Johnny Bourke
  • Treatment of Skin Diseases by J S Pasricha , Kaushal Verma
  • Step by Step Treatment of Acne Scars by Niti Khunger
  • How to Cure a Skin Disease Vitiligo by J S Pasricha

If you have any other queries regarding Career In Dermatology, you may ask by commenting below.

Displaying 52 Comments
  1. Iram says:

    Can i get tree diagram to become a dermatologist….it will be helpful for me….Regarda

  2. Jitender says:

    Mere +2 me 67% marks h kya mai dermatologist me admission k liye bhr skta hu form..or kya MBBS krni jruri h dermatologist banene k liye.

  3. urmila says:

    hi,I am in 9th standard and i am planning taking dermatology as a career… can you tell that what steps should i start taking forward from now in order to be a future dermatologist.

  4. Rajashekar says:

    Sir i have completed my intermidate .. is there any couses on dermatology without mbbs ..and the colleges in india and the fees procedure .. and the income on that courses

  5. Ayesha says:

    Is there required entry test for dermatologist?

  6. sakshi says:

    Will I get a tree diagram of career in dermatologist after 10th and also know the details in each step, please..

  7. Timilia says:

    I’m still a high school student and is planning to become a determatologist.
    Is there any specific school for joining the determatology program or anything??
    Please do reply as it will be my future career…

  8. Amala Elizabeth says:

    Hi, I’m doing my pharm D final year which is about to get over within 2-3 months . I would like to know with this certificate can I take up dermatology or cosmetology? Please do give me a suggestion about it . And further details

  9. Sandhya says:

    How much time will it take to be successful in demetology ? What to do from class 10 to be good dermatologist

  10. Ishaabegam says:

    The human skin is the outer covering of the body and is the largest organ of the integumentary system. protects against heat and light, injury, and infection. Skin regulates body temperature and stores water, fat, and vitamin D. The skin, which weighs about 6 pounds, is the body’s largest organ. RJM Herbal care is the best skin specialist in Chennai, treating all skin conditions especially psoriasis, Vitiligo, fungal infections etc.

  11. Vishal says:

    After BAMS do Bsc in dermatology please give answers

  12. Azher Mahdi says:

    I’m Iraqi and I want to study Dermatology Nursing for one or two years
    How can I register please?what do you want from me to start?
    Kind Regards
    Azher Mahdi

  13. Iqra says:

    If the stream is art so it is possible for skin specialist??

  14. Jaya Priya. S says:

    Im studying.. B. SC dermato cosmetology ..i have no idea.. Wat i want to study after dis course.. Im not interested in technologist. Im interested to do doctorate. Will I. Plzz answer me..?????

  15. Khan sana says:

    Kya 12 k baad 1 year gap k baad bhi dermatology course k appply Kiya ja Sakta hai???

  16. Khan sana says:

    Kya 12k 1 year gap k baad bhi dermatology course k appply Kiya ja Sakta hai???

  17. Aman says:

    For a BAMS student can admission in dermatology course?

  18. Rukayya_salisu says:

    I have completed my 4 years higher national diploma in statistics, but now i want to study dermatology pls guide me

  19. harpreet kaur says:

    is it possible to make a career in dermatology after msc cosmetology then how

  20. Aqib says:

    Please tell me where is bsc dermatology course available in india

  21. Shweta says:

    Please let me know where is bsc Dermatology course available

  22. Vaibhav says:

    Is career in dermatology possible after 12without doing MBBS if yes then pls tell what is its procedure pls tell????

  23. Simran says:

    Sir i have passed my mbbs but am not able to clear my pg entrance exams.are there any other options for or any other options which i can opt for..

  24. Neelam says:

    I am studying 1st year bcom and doing a cidesco of skin therapist , I would like to study cosmetic dermatology . Please guide me.

  25. Your Name...Amritha.S.Raj says:

    I have completed my bhms can I study dermatology and how can i

  26. URani says:

    is there any dermatology PG course of 4 years?? One person said she has finished 1st yr and has 3 more years to go to finish PG

  27. Dr. Raj pandey says:

    I have completed MDS in oral medicine and radiology…how can i be eligible to become dermatologist.

    • satyam kumar says:

      I have completed b.pharma. and I wants to become dermatologist so please suggest any course . I am waiting for your reply.

  28. Rita patel says:

    pls tell me the colleges who take entrance test for the courses of dermatology..

  29. Arman says:

    Sir..m graduate frm engg..nd i’ll come in dermatology field bcz i hv much more experience in this field…so plz suggest me best course to make a Best dermatologist…..i’ll waiting fr ur feedback

  30. Monish Mishra says:

    Hello Sir/Ma’am this year i will give NEET EXAM SO I am planning for BHMS SO After Bhms can i do pediatrics or dermatologist course?

  31. aditi says:

    I hv done graduation in commerce can i do dermatologist cource now?? Can u say how much fees r thr for this cource??

  32. Prem singh tunwer says:

    Course fee of diploma in skin from dy patil univercity

  33. Sneha Gavit says:

    I passed 12th exam in 2017 so How I get Addmision for dermatology? What is the procedure?

    • SanghamitraYour Name... says:

      So now u have to do MBBS which is a 5 year course after which who will be a qualified physician…then start prep for PG entrance.. clear the exam and get admission in any institute of your choice…this is PG/Diploma/ become a certified dermatologist..

      • Poonam says:

        I m doing commerce as of now in 11 Th but I want to change and take science for 12 so can I do like this changing to science in 12 Th n do this course

      • Sarvgyan Team says:

        You must contact with your respective school or board.

  34. sathish says:

    After bhms we can MD in dermatology??? Reply sir plsss

  35. Anoop kumar Verma says:


    I have completed Bsc in biology
    I want to make our carrier in dermatology field
    What I can to do first

    Leave of mbbs

    • Shubhangi says:

      You need to give a entrance exam for that like neet or some university takes entrance exam. Check which university. And you can do bsc in that. Best of luck your future
      After MBBS dermatology also you can do MD.

  36. Ishrath says:

    Is it possible to start carrier after 12th dermatologist with out doing mbbs

  37. shahana.k says:

    How to career dermatology after 12th without doing MBBS..? Pls replay to me☺??

  38. tina says:

    Is career in demetology possible after 12 without doing MBBS if yes then what is its procedure pls tell

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