Minimum MBBS with specialisation in any one of the Pathological Science fields

Minimum experience of 1 year is required

The tasks a Pathologist, Medical is expected to perform include:

Conducting chemical, microscopic and bacteriological tests inthelaboratory and examining blood, tissues, urine, etc. of the patients to find outthecause ofvariousdiseases

Obtaining specimens of body material such as blood, tissues and other secretiontheof human body from the patient

Conducting appropriate tests using microscope and other instruments

Diagnosing nature of disease onthebasis of chemical analysis and reporting the findings to Physician for treatment of the patient

Planning and conducting experiments on suitable animals to study pathological processes

Performing autopsies (post mortem examinations of body) to study structural changes for correlating functional disorders of body

Reporting the findings in medical journals

Proficient in ensuring that bloodsamples arecorrectly managed and safe for administration

Ability to identify bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that may cause infections

Efficient in making recommendations to other physicians about the most effective drugs to treat infections

Skilled in overseeing and interpreting blood and body fluid laboratory tests

Not required

Strong communication skills

Patient predisposition

Excellent analytical ability

Attention to detail

Problem solving skills

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not 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 maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), and those who have Both Eyes Low Vision (B.LV) or their Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Forfreshers- 22,000 to 30,000 per month

For candidates with experience - 45,000 to 60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Health Care 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 Indian scenario is characterised by the rising demand for medical care and related services. A great potential for employment and a strong career for aspiring Pathologists, Medical and other medical practitioners is being recognised nationwide.

Government and private hospitals Medical colleges

Clinics and laboratories

Law enforcement authorities

Cities and towns across India