Various opportunities of MBBS: Various courses

Gayathri | Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:37 AM IST

Medical courses are vast in India and students have a plethora of options to choose from. MBBS, Dental Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery, Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing, Unani Medicine, Medical Lab technician, Occupational Therapy, that can be chosen by students after taking an entrance exam. 

With an MBBS degree, students can join medical colleges, hospitals, nursing home, health corporations, health ministry, medical health society, back-office medical consultancy and pharmaceutical industries.  However, the medical field is not restricted to MBBS and its allied courses. There are several other medical diploma courses, certificate courses and Bachelor degree courses which students can apply for.

The candidates who are preparing for the medical entrance exams can take a look at the different medical degrees and job opportunities listed below:

Medical Technology

A Bachelor's degree in medical technology helps a student to get acquainted with a variety of complex laboratory instruments used to diagnose, restrict and treat diseases.  Several different subjects related to medicine, including Microbiology, Hematology, Immunology and Serology are covered in this course and microscopic examination, blood banking, urinalysis and body fluid analysis are also discussed during the course of study. With the amount of automation being introduced in medicine, a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology will help one secure an entry-level job as a medical technologist or medical laboratory scientist.


Already a much popular degree with female students, a Bachelor's degree in Nursing can help a student have a window seat to the high-pressure environment of the medical profession along with gaining critical thinking, communication and management skills. Students learn to provide quality nursing care to patients through extensive hands-on teaching and clinical experiences. There is a growing demand for nursing in the world through UN and assignments with similar international organisations as well.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)

A Bachelor's degree programme in DMS involves non-invasive imaging of internal organs or structures using high frequency sound waves. The study covers the procedure to acquire accurate sonographic images of the abdominal, gynecologic and cardiovascular systems. Physicians can diagnose diseases and other medical ailments from information gathered by the images. 


Students are trained to use radiation equipment, software and devices for the treatment of cancer. The course has immense scope as skilled professionals in the field are limited. All cancer care hospitals require students with essential professional experiences and skills to conduct radiotherapy.


Physiotherapy maintains and restores physical strength and plays a key role in helping people to improve their quality of life. It mostly deals with recuperating from injuries or age-related disorders and highly sought-after disciplines of medicine including surgery, neurology, orthopedics, cardiothoracic, vascular surgery, pediatrics, rehabilitation and sports gynecology, obstetrics, dermatology, ENT, medicine, etc. Students are taught to decrease pain in all joints of the body and normalise movements and recover patients' optimum strength and function.


This course deals with the study of drugs and medicines, medicinal chemistry, etc and provide students with a large number of job opportunities. This is a popular job-oriented course and after completion, students can get into Bio-Technology Industries, Research & Development and Pathological Labs etc. These students are also eligible to work as Drug Therapist, Drug Inspector, Hospital Drug Coordinator and Health Inspector.

Medical Assistance

A degree programme in medical assistance teaches you to perform medical office duties such as billing, coding and scheduling appointments. The course also teaches you to carry out basic medical procedures such as capillary puncture, electrocardiography and phlebotomy.  So, a degree in medical assisting can offer you jobs such as a medical assistant, a medical receptionist or help you to pursue a related entry-level medical occupation.