Child Specialist

Children?s Doctor

Minimum - MD (Paediatrics)

Minimum 6 monthsinternship required

The tasks a Paediatrician is expected to perform include:

Diagnosing and conducting treatment of diseases peculiar to children

Studying nature of growth and development of children and establishing form of growth

Investigating cause of deviations by examining behaviour pattern and conducting X-ray examination of growth of limbs and organs

Consideringpossiblehazards to normal growth and suggesting preventive measures

Examining body, conducting clinical tests, histo-pathological examination and other necessary techniques of examination along with history of ailment and diagnosing disorder/defect

Prescribing and conducting treatment of patient, as required by ailment

Knowledge of children?s nutrient requirements

Knowledge of preventivehealthcaremeasures to be advised for children

Skilled in diagnosing problems peculiar to children

In-depth knowledge of child growth cycle

Ability to perform and interpret specialized tests and procedures

Competent in doing research in related field

Knowledge of medical practices

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

Not applicable



Good interpersonal skills



Good listening skills

Good communication skills

It is a desk job

Need to handlea 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 maybe available

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

This job is notlisted 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 -INR20,000 toINR30,000 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.

In the present time, the field of paediatrics has emerged as one of the prominent career options in India. The importance of talented professionals in this field is increasing day by day, which has led to lots of jobs opportunities for young and talented doctors. After completing their courses, they can work as child specialists (or Paediatricians) in various government and private hospitals or they can work as an independentPaediatrician.

Nursing homes

Private and government hospitals

Medical colleges


Cities and towns across India