Heart Specialist

Minimum DM/DNB in Cardiology

Minimum experience of upto 2 years in cardiology

The tasks a Cardiologist is expected to perform include:

Diagnosing and conducting treatment of diseases and disordersof heart and blood circulation system of human body

Examining blood circulation system to find cause of disorder or location of defects

Relating disorder to diseases or disorder in other parts of the body

Conducting clinical tests of blood, histopathological examination, X-ray examination of heart, blood pressure, electro-cardiogram test, cardio-catheterization examination and phonocardiogram tests of heart

Recording history of disorder/disease and other relevant personal data

Prescribing medicines and conducting treatment of patient as required

Obtaining help of other specialist for diagnosis if required

Proficient in treating disease of blood circulatory system or diagnosis of particular kinds of blood diseases

In-depth knowledge of cardiovascular system

Ability to perform and interpret specialized tests and procedures

Competent in research and fact-finding in related field

Working knowledge of various procedures involved in heart surgery

Proficient in handling surgical instruments

Knowledge of medical practices

Keeping up-to-date with any advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart defects

Not required

Ability to make informed decisions

Excellent communication skills

Good interpersonal skills




Ability to work under pressure


Leadership qualities

Excellent analytical skills

Attention to detail

Manual dexterity

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 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from clinic to clinic Shift system maybe 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)

Health risks include exposure to infections and radiation, etc.

Occupational hazards include mental stress and pain in joints, etc.

For candidates with experience -INR25,000 toINR2,50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Healthcare Sector in India

According to CII, healthcare has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of around US$ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP in India and offers employment to around 4 million people. By 2025, Indian population will reach 1.4 billion with about 45% constituting urban adult (15 years+). To cater to this demographic change, the healthcare sector will have to be about US$ 100 billion in size contributing nearly 8 to 10% of the GDP.Medical tourism market is valued to be worth over US$ 310 million with more than 100,000 foreign patients coming every year, and the market is predicted to grow to US$ 2 billion by 2012.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The Indian healthcare industry is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020.

According to a leading newspaper nearly 4 people die of heart problems, in India, every minute. The changing life style and urbanization are contributing factors. Hence we can say that the demand for Cardiologists and heart doctors will increase in the future.


Nursing homes


Medical colleges

Government research institutes

Cities and towns across India