Skin Specialist


Minimum MD/MS (Medicine) (Dermatology), MBBS (Medicine)

Minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks a Dermatologist is expected to perform include:Diagnosing and conducting treatment of ailment of human skin

Performing clinical tests, microscopic examination of scrapings of diseased part of the skin

Prescribing medicines for treatment of various kinds of skin diseases

Consulting other specialists to diagnose diseases

Relating skin disorder to diseases or disorders in other parts/system of the body

Educating the patients on the treatment and prevention of skin conditions

Skilled in major and minor surgeries

Proficient in cosmetic services

Knowledge about of types skin diseases

Equipped withinformation and techniques needed to diagnose diseases/deformities

Knowledge of relevant equipment used in surgeries

In-depth knowledge of the skin and subcutaneous tissue anatomy

Knowledge of cutaneous microanatomy and biology

Skilled in clinical pharmacology

Basic understanding of immunology

Basic knowledge of radiation physics and radiobiology and basic laser physics

Ability to be able to perform procedures including biopsies, cryotherapy and the removal of skin lesions

Basic knowledge of the common association between skin disease and other disorders typically within the realm of general medicine

Not applicable

Good listener


Good communication skills


Leadership quality


It is a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Nurses and other Medical Staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option may be available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 18,000 to INR 35,000 per monthFor candidates with experience - INR 40,000 to INR 1,00,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian Healthcare sector grew from$45 billionin 2008 to$100 billionby 2015 and is expected to grow further as multinational companies enter the market. As per IMS dataset MAT-Mar, 2011, the Indian derma market has grown by 14.8 per cent over the last year. The market shows promise, considering the fact that there is rising disease awareness and there is a higher propensity of population at large willing to treat the disease.

With an increase in pollution, stress and poor nutrition, many skin disorders have become common in India, and that will definitely drive the market. Cosmetic dermatology is also expected to grow inTierITierand II cities with increasing spending power. All this given data shows a great future for medicine sector and makes Dermatologist a great career option with a promising future.

Government hospitals and dispensaries

Private hospitals and clinics

Pharmaceutical R&D department

Cities and towns across India