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Career Options After Class 12 in Medical in India

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Class 12th results are out and most of the science students and their parents are in a dilemma to choose the correct career options. If you are interested in Engineering, you can check out our earlier post Career Options After Class 12 in Engineering in India but if you are planning to pursue your career in medicine line, keep reading the post to get a clear understanding about different career options in Medical after your class 12 results.


On a very high level, we can divide the Medical science career into three broad categories.

  • Medicine
  • Allied Health Science
  • Paramedical

Let's discuss the different options available in each of the above-mentioned categories.

  • Medicine: To get admission to any of the medical colleges in India, you have to go through some of the entrance examinations mentioned below.
      • NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)
      • AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science)
      • JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute Postgraduate Medical Education & Research)
      • EAMCET (Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test)

    • In medicine, you can choose from different degree programs mentioned below. 
      • MBBS- Allopathy (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, 5.5 yrs)
      • BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine, 5.5 yrs)
      • BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery, 5.5 yrs)
      • BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery, 5.5 yrs )
      • BNYS (Bachelor of Naturopathy and yogic Science, 5.5 yrs)
      • Ag. BSC (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, 4 yrs)
      • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery, 5 yrs)
      • BVSC (Bachelor of Veterinary Science, 5 to 5.5 yrs)
      • BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 4.5 yrs)

  • Allied Health Science: This path in health science help one to become a bachelor's degree holders in below mentioned degree programs. Mostly these course duration is 3 years.
      • B.Pharma
      • BSc. Nursing
      • BOT- Occupational Therapy
      • BSc. Anesthesia Technician
      • BSc. Cardiac Technician
      • BSc. Medical Lab Technician
      • BSc. Radio Therapy Technician
      • BSc. Clinical Optometry
      • BSc. Nuclear Medicine
      • BSc. Operation Theatre
      • BSc. Physician Assistant
      • BSc. Respiratory care
      • BMLT (Bachelor of Medical Lab Technology)

  • Paramedical: Paramedical courses are diploma courses, mostly the duration of the courses is between 2 and 3 years.
      • Dialysis Technician
      • ECG Technician
      • X-Ray Technician
      • Operation Theatre Technician

Hope you find this post helpful and make you understand that there are a lot of options available in the Medical path after class 12. Please share and comment below to get information on any of the above-mentioned programs.



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