Pay your college fees in 6 easy installments at 0% interest
Learn More

Higher Studies after MBBS: Career Options and Scope

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: January 22, 2020

There are various opportunities for students who have completed their MBBS course in the government as well as the private sector. Graduates can choose to pursue post-graduation or take up jobs after completing the MBBS programme.

Higher Studies after MBBS

Before choosing the medical field, you must figure out what you want to do after you have pursued your MBBS degree. Doing thorough research before pursuing MBBS is essential as medical courses are quite expensive, especially if you are pursuing education from a private medical institute.

Apart from practicing medicine after completing the MBBS course, there are various traditional and contemporary career opportunities that you can pick after the completion of the programme. Check the following table for career options after MBBS courses and their salary scope.

MBBS Courses and Career Options:

Career Options

About the Course/ Job

Scope of the Course/ Job

Salary (Approx.)

MD or MS

MD or MS are the most favourable options after completing MBBS. These are both post-graduate degrees that help Doctors to acquire advanced education in various specialisations of medicine.

With the help of these degrees, Doctors acquire advanced knowledge that helps them in getting better jobs on the basis of their practice. It is a well-known fact that surgeons and qualified physicians are required across the world.

Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 3 lakh per month (depending on hospital where the Doctor is employed)

Diploma of National Board(DNB)

DNB is another good option after completing MBBS. The course is offered by the National Board of Examinations and is approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Individuals with a DNB are less in demand than individuals with MD or MS, however, there are various hospitals and medical facilities that hire qualified DNB holders.

Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 45,000 per month

Combined Medical Services(CMS)

UPSC conducts the Combined Medical Services exam every year for selecting Doctors who can cater to the medical facilities of different government departments.

On clearing the CMA exam and interview, candidates are offered the role of doctors in different government offices such as Railway, Medical Departments, Municipal Corporations, etc.

Rs. 15,600 to Rs. 80,000 per month

MBA in Hospital Management

Another field that has emerged for doctors who want to work in the corporate sector is MBA in hospital management. Some of the top b-schools including IIMs, FMS Delhi, IBS Hyderabad, etc. offer courses in this field.

Pursuing an MBA can open your chances of getting jobs in multinational pharmaceutical companies, manage operations at big hospitals such Fortis, Apollo Hospital, etc. One can also choose to work with health insurance organisations.

Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 2.5 lakh per month

Clinical Research

Since research in the field of Medicine is one of the unexplored areas in India, you can devote yourself to come up with innovative and helpful medical findings.

There are various organisations in India that offer research programmes and jobs including Indian Council for Medical Research, AIIMS, TIFR, etc. Jobs are also offered by organisations such as WHO.

Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month for freshers.

Masters in Health Administration (MHA)

It is another postgraduate medical programme (MD). The duration of this programme is 3 years and it provides education useful in the field of health administration.

Candidates who successfully complete this programme are hired to manage big hospitals, health care centres, clinics and insurance companies at high salaries.

Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000 per month

Primary Health Centres

Candidates who seek more field experience can also work in rural areas in order to add value to their education.

There are various primary health centres started by the government as well as private organisations that offer job opportunities to fresh MBBS graduates.

Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month

Starting Private Clinic

If you have enough capital, you can also start your own clinic and practice.

It is important to do a local survey in order to ensure that the clinic performs well and gives the expected ROI.

Rs.30,000 to Rs. 80,000 per month

Also Read:BAMS vs BHMS: Eligibility, Fees, Job Scope and Salary

For more focused options on what after MBBS, it is also essential that you choose the right medical colleges and MBBS specialisations carefully. Find out the medical colleges that offer the best courses and ROI for MBBS programmes at

Get Help From Our Expert Counsellors


Be the First to Know

Get Access to Latest Updates

View All Questions

Related Questions

I want to pursue MBA from LPU. If I did not appear for any entrance exam like CAT, MAT or XAT then can I get admission?

-Narain sharmaUpdated on May 11, 2021 05:12 PM
  • 14 Answers
Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student

Yes, you can apply for MBA admission at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara even if you have not appeared for CAT, MAT or any other entrance examination. However, you will have to appear for the University's own entrance examination (LPUNEST). The entrance examination will help you get a scholarship based on your bachelor scores and performance in the entrance examination. The college will also conduct a personal interview round. Once you have cleared all the rounds, you will have to submit an amount of INR 10,000 as the initial amount for admission. Besides this, you will have ...


Sir, I am a college student studying for the CAT. Could you please tell me how I should plan for it?

-Abhishek negiUpdated on May 11, 2021 08:21 AM
  • 1 Answer
Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

We recommend that you go through our CAT 2021 Preparation Strategy & Study Plan Exam Page for CAT preparation. Other resources that may be useful in preparing for the CAT 2021 Entrance Exam are listed below:

If you have any additional questions or would like to learn more about the CAT Exam, please fill out our Common Application Form and one of our education experts will contact you and provide all the relevant ...


How is MBA at Lovely Professional University?

-ParulUpdated on May 08, 2021 09:44 PM
  • 19 Answers
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Lovely Professional University (LPU), Phagwara is one of the best and largest educational institutions in India. The university boasts stellar infrastructure facilities along with an excellent alumni network and a strong faculty for its MBA course.

While studying MBA from LPU, you would be provided access to world-class resources for learning and gaining practical experience. The university also maintains a good placement record with almost 100% placements for the MBA batch every year. The highest salary package for the course is around Rs. 15 LPA.

If you need help with admission to MBA at LPU, you can apply ...


Do you have a question? Ask us.

  • Typical response between 24-48 hours

  • Get personalized response

  • Free of Cost

  • Access to community

Subscribe to CollegeDekho News

By proceeding ahead you expressly agree to the CollegeDekho terms of use and privacy policy
Apply Now

Medical Related News

Top 10 Medical Colleges in India

View All

Join us and get exclusive education updates & notifications.