Venereal Disease Specialist

Minimum MD (Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy)

Minimum 6 monthsinternship required

The tasks a Venereologist is expected to perform include:

Diagnosing and conducting treatment of human venereal diseases

Examining patient and arranging for special tests, e.g. blood, urine, stool, etc.

Investigating causes of infections and social diseases acquired venereally

Considering reports of tests and histo-pathological examination

Prescribing medicine, both preventive and curative

Knowledge of venereal diseases or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Knowledge of testing techniques of blood, urine, stool, etc.

Skilled in detecting venereal diseases and infections

Proficient in techniques of treating STDs or diagnosis of particular kinds of venereal diseases

Ability to perform and interpret specialized tests and procedures

Competent in doing research in related field

Knowledge of medical practices

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

Not applicable



Attention to detail

Good interpersonal skills



Good communication skills

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 every day. 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 freshers -60,000 to 75,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in the Healthcare Sector in India

Healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment. 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. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments, whether its primary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance or medical tourism. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7 per cent over 2012-18. Rising incomes mean a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services

The career of a Venereologist has great future prospects in India, because the facts and figures given above indicate a steady growth of this sector.

Nursing homes

Private and government hospitals


Medical colleges


Cities and towns across India