Careers in Dermatology
Dermatology is one of the branches of medical sciences. It is related to physiology and pathology of the skin, hair and nails. Acne scar removal, treatment of aged or sun-damaged skin, chemical peel, dermabrasion / dermaplaning, cryosurgery etc. The demand of skilled dermatologists in both government hospitals and private hospitals is increasing in India. This is the reason why many people are opting for building a career in dermatology, as it has turned out to be a lucrative option. In case you want to become a dermatologist, you need to pursue a course related to the field at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, from a medical college or a university.
A number of medical institutes in India are now conducting undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of dermatology. These courses are offered in both degree and diploma levels. To be eligible for the UG courses, aspirants must have passed in Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (10+2) with science stream. For the PG courses, graduation in relevant stream is mandatory from any recognized Institute or University.
After completing course in dermatology, one can work as a dermatologist in private hospitals, nursing homes or government dispensaries. Setting up a clinic for treating skin diseases is also a good idea. After gaining considerable experience in India, one can fly to foreign countries and work there, as demand for dermatologists is going to increase in the near future.
Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Some of the prominent institutes or universities for courses in dermatology are Skin Institute & School of Dermatology (New Delhi),
Government Medical College and Hospital (Chandigarh),
Department of Dermatology & Venereology (Delhi University),
Department of Dermatology - Pondicherry
Institute of Medical Sciences,
NTR University of Health Sciences (Andhra Pradesh), Tamil Nadu
Dr MGR Medical University, NRS Medical College (Kolkata) and SRM University etc.
As a beginner, one can earn any where between Rs 140000 and Rs260000 p.a., in the field of dermatology. On the other hand, well experienced dermatologists may earn salary package close to Rs 2000000 - 3500000 p.a