Physician, Osteopathic

Osteopathy Specialist

Minimum Bachelor?s in Naturopathic and Yogic Sciences

Not required

The tasks a Physician, Osteopathic is expected to perform include:Diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries of human body

Examining the patient to determine symptoms that are attributable to impairments in the musculoskeletal system

Correcting the disorders and afflictions of bones, muscles, nerves and other body systems by medicinal and surgical procedures

Employing diagnostic images, drugs and other aids to diagnose and treat bodily impairments

Practicing medical or surgical speciality in case of musculoskeletal systems

Skilled inprovidingmanipulative therapy

Proficient in improving a patient?s mobility orfunctioningof their internal systems by administering various massage, physical manipulation and stretching techniques thereby allowing free flow of blood through the body and specific organs

Detailed knowledge of all the neuro-musculoskeletal disorders

Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and hygiene

Not required


Ability to work independently

Good communication skills

Hard working




Time management


Good hand-eye co-ordination

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 maybe 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

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 - 14,000 to 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview ofHealthcare 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 incomes mean a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services.

Considering all these aspects, it is safe to say that the job demand for a Physician, Osteopathic is likely to increase in the coming years.

Government and private hospitals

Health centres


Nursing homes

Cities and towns across India