Allergy Specialist


Minimum MD or MBBS with specialization in chest diseases

Minimum experience of up to 4 years

The tasks an Allergy Specialist is expected to perform include:

Diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions with allergic or immunologic causes

Examining patient, utilizing medical instruments and equipment, patch tests and blood tests as diagnostic aids

Eliciting and recording information about patient's history

Analyzing reports and test results

Prescribing treatment or medication for conditions such as bronchial asthma, dermatological disorders, connective tissue syndromes, transplantation and autoimmunity

Referring patients to ancillary and consultant services when indicated

Knowledge of food allergy, medication allergy, chronic cold, bronchitis, sinus infections, asthma, etc.

Proficient in diagnosing, treating, managing and preventing immune system disorders such as autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency diseases

Skilled in the use of medical equipment and instruments

Proficient in examining patients, conducting blood tests and patch tests

Efficient in studying and interpreting the medical history of patients

Ability to analyze test results and prescribe treatment and medication accordingly

Proficient in monitoring the conditions of patients and re-evaluating treatment procedures when necessary

Not required

Excellent inter-personal skills

Attention to detail

Analytical bent of mind

Patient predisposition


It is a desk job

Need to handle 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 maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system is available

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

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

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

For candidates with experience -INR50,000 toINR65,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Healthcare Sector

According to a report by India Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian healthcare industry is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020, on the back of increased population growth in India's low income communities.

Large investments by private sector players are likely to contribute significantly to the development of India's hospital industry and the sector is poised to grow to US$ 100 billion by the year 2015 and further to US$ 280 billion by 2020.

Private sector's share in healthcare delivery is expected to increase from 66 per cent in 2005 to 81 per cent by 2015. Private sector's share in hospitals and hospital beds is estimated at 74 per cent and 40 per cent, respectively.

The diagnostic market is the fastest growing segment of India's healthcare industry, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), with the segment forecasted to grow to US$ 17 billion by 2021.

The rising demand for medical care and related services across the country offers a great potential for employment and a strong career for an aspiring Allergy Specialist and other medical practitioners.

Government and private hospitals

Medical colleges


Cities and towns across India