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Is MBBS a Good Career Option Today?

Most people understand that the MBBS program, which stands for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), is for those who wish to build a career in the healthcare industry. The duration of the course is generally five to six years, which is longer than other courses as it’s essentially two medical degrees combined into one. However, despite its long duration, it’s one of the best programs for young students today.


If you want to become a medical professional, such as a doctor or a surgeon, then getting an MBBS degree is one of the best ways to go about it. Sure, it can be a challenging program, but the scope is huge. After graduation, not only can you expect an impressive income, but you also get emotional satisfaction in the fact that you are able to improve the lives of others by removing their illnesses and pain. You can also practice independently and set up your own business after gaining enough experience in the industry. Since a large number of hospital chains like Fortis and Apollo employ all kinds of medical professionals for managerial and administrative positions, you can secure jobs in top hospitals with huge pay.

Admission Process

If you want to apply for an MBBS program, you need to clear your 10+2 with good marks (the exact percentage required can vary from one institute to another). It’s also important that you have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (instead of Mathematics) and have obtained at least 50% marks in these subjects.

If you meet the basic requirements for MBBS, you can appear for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test or NEET. Based on your score and merit, you can get a seat in a good medical college in India. You can also apply for AIPMT, AIMEE, and AIIMS, and JIPMER MBBS Entrance Exams.

Course Duration and Subjects

The MBBS course duration is 5.5 years. Out of this, 4.5 years is for the academic courses, which are divided into nine semesters, and one year is a compulsory rotating internship.

The following are some of the main subjects in MBBS that you may get to study- human anatomy, biochemistry, pediatrics, radiotherapy, human physiology, general surgery, general medicine, etc.

Job Opportunities

If you have an MBBS degree, you can explore all kinds of jobs as a doctor, researcher, cardiologist, scientist, surgeon, etc. The demand for skilled and experienced medical professionals is always high in hospitals, health centers, medical colleges, research institutes, biotechnology companies, laboratories, and government organizations.
The salaries of MBBS-degree holders in India are quite good. For instance, the average salary of a physician is INR 112,000 per month, and of a pediatrician is INR 96,000 per month. If you are able to get a job as a government doctor, then you can even earn a salary as high as INR 200,000 per month! What’s more, as you get more years of experience, your salary or income increases drastically.


Today, MBBS continues to be one of the hottest bachelor’s degrees for young minds. Sure, engineering, business administration, etc. are some other good options to pick. But in them, you may not get the emotional reward of making a difference to the society on a personal level. The blessings you get from the people you treat is beyond emotionally fulfilling, and the hefty income you earn also ensures that you are able to live a quality life yourself.

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