"God can be everywhere but created Mom and Doctor to be his representatives. So they are the most respected in the world". Doctors deserve all the respect for the amount of study they grow through, the ever learning approach, and for the work they do.
They make a lot of money, they stop learning after official education, they write bigger prescriptions to make more money, and a few others.
Yes, if they make some good money and they deservedly get so. But not all get enormous amounts, depends on the type and place of work it varies. About the tests and prescriptions, it is always good to know the root cause so that they can treat you better & take medicines to clear the illness completely away. They keep reading and learning all through their life.
* there is a very small percentage of so-called greedy doctors but you can always rely on a doctor to keep you healthy ( see less number of thriller movies ;-) )
Types of Doctors
Specialization: Dentist, Neurologist, Pediatrician
General physician, General practice
General physician - 6 Lakh INR/year
General surgeon - 12 Lakh INR/year
Cardiologist - 16 Lakh INR/year
Dermatologist - 12 Lakh INR/year
Corporate hospitals - Metro and Tier 1 cities
Government hospitals - Starts with your choice - City/village
Own Clinic/hospital - Anywhere
Weekly 2 to 3 days holidays. Long leaves can be planned based on the structure of the hospital you work in. 5 weeks can be availed in most cases. If you own your clinic, it is as you wish.
Other Options in Hand
Start your own clinic
Teach to medical students in college
Tutor students through ed-tech companies
10th -> 12th BiPC -> MBBS -> (specilization) On-campus / off campus interview
* Completing masters will have a major increase in the package.
NIMS, RIMS, Apollo, Yashodha, and govt hospitals
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At the end
Bank balance (good person) - 2cr to 20cr
Closeyss - 20 people
Respect - Highly respected and sometimes revered.
The doctor is almost never retired unless physically unwell. If in good physical condition, teaching and mentoring is always an opportunity if the career was infamous places (corporates and big gov hospitals). If you lead a normal doctor life in tier 2 or tier 3 towns, retirement is like any other government profession.
Being a doctor is noble, most of your early age and stage goes for field practice or say guidance of senior or similar. Let us call it extended learning period.
Enjoy the new lifestyle, don't get a credit card, spend an hour each day to learn something unrelated to your profession, go on trips, pay for experiences(travel, food, parties) than products, buy gifts for your family (once in 4 months, not more).
A few years
This is the actual beginning of your career, you start to earn a lot based on the decision you take (where and how to work). You start gettting an individual identity, respect and a good place in the society.
Never leave the doctor community, have friends in as many places as possible. Build a good reputation. Even if you need to leave the career path, you should stay in close contact to the doctor community. Plan for a hospital in a rural place, you might get lucky of winning a sponsorship and at the same time immense satisfaction of doing a great thing.
Work pressure: (7/10)
High - If you are a specialist surgeon in a tightly scheduled hospital, you would have a very tough time in getting any free time.
Normal - In a proper setup, a well planned and implemented hospital, you would have a regular 9 to 5 kind of life. If you are a general physician and in a nice setup.
High: While doing complex surgeries for long hours. During pandemics and extra ordinary cases, it will be over your head. The moral, professional obligations combined with family emotions makes it really tough.
Normal: Years of study, internship and first few years impart good amount of patience to you. If you are a doctor, you will have enough amount of patience already to survive well.
High: If you are working in a corporate with bad bosses ,high salaries along with poor performance, you might need to be highly subordinate. Else being Doctor means you are among the most respected.
Normal: Its like any other job where you need to respect your seniors. Till you get solo recognition, you might need to be a bit low for your mentoring doctors but else you can treat everyone as equals like in a software job.