Medical Dresser


Minimum 10th pass and

Certified training (Dresser)

Not required

The tasks a Dresser is expected to perform include:

Dressingwounds, cuts, sores, boils, etc.

Applying ointment, liniments and paints on wounds

Giving first aid in emergency cases

Cleaning wounds, cuts, sores, with antiseptic material

Bandaging wounds and other affected parts of the body

Helping the patients with pain relieving drops in eyes, nose or ears

Massaging any part of body under the guidance of a doctor

Preparing patients for operations

Helping the patients with pre-operational care

Skilled in bandaging wounds and other affected parts of the body

Skilled in massaging any part of body

Assisting doctors in the routine patient consultations and any related procedures

Proficient in handling emergency cases


Good listener

Hard working




Good practical skills

It is not a desk job

Need not supervise 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 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

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

The job is not considered hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

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

For freshers -INR5,200 toINR20,200 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Healthcare sector of India has stated that 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 growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. 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. The ever growing population, increasing government expenditure on health and growing per capita income will increase the size of this industry in the years to come. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2012-18. Rising income means a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services. So, there will be a lot of demand for Dresser in the future.


Government hospitals

Medical institutes

Government primary healthcare centres

Cities and towns across India