Today the healthcare profession isn’t just limited to doctors and nurses. Due to the merger of technology and healthcare, the advent of new types of diseases, and the need to improve the health structure, has given rise to many types of healthcare experts and workers in a variety of fields. The need for expertise across multiple emerging healthcare and medicine areas has led to growth in careers in the healthcare industry. Nutritionists, recovery consultants, therapists, genetic counselors, and home care providers range from mainstream physicians, nurses, and health care researchers. There are a plethora of choices to make. Below is a compiled list of five such career directions you’ll need to consider learning if you’re looking to develop a medical career.

Clinical Psychology

It is a subset of psychology that focuses on behavioral, emotional, and mental distress diagnosis and treatment. Clinical psychology in India is an emerging field and is gaining momentum. A course in this would include a Master’s degree of two years. Someone with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology will easily obtain a master’s position. Top Institutions for clinical psychology in India are Amity University (Lucknow), Lovely Professional University(Jalandhar), Chandigarh University (Chandigarh) and foreign universities include Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Amsterdam. 


Ophthalmology is a special healthcare division which deals with the detailed eye anatomy and widespread eye diseases. This field’s practitioners treat severe eye disorders, such as glaucoma, eye tumors, and more. One has to do a three-year Masters in Ophthalmology to enter this profession. Anyone with an MBBS degree can look forward to receiving admission into this area. Best institutions in India for this course are AIMS (New Delhi), Armed Forces Medical College (Chennai), Grant Medical College (Mumbai). Good foreign schools for doing this course are the University of Edinburgh, University of Nottingham, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Healthcare Analyst

A health-care analyst career involves a thorough study of medical data. It involves analyzing, compiling, and studying the relevant data which affects the healthcare industry market. This field of study looks at the hospital data to give relevant market insights. A master’s degree is usually a two-year course in this area. Whoever has a science or mathematical background can apply for it. Institutions in India that provide one of the best courses for healthcare analysts are Manipal University, University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology, and Krupanidhi. Foreign universities such as Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Alabama, University College Dublin.

Radiation Oncology

A division of medicine devoted to the use of radiation therapy in cancer care. A radiation oncologist works closely with cancer patients, where radiation therapy is developed where administered. It’s an exciting career that you can choose from following their MBBS. A master’s degree in this area is a three-year degree. Radiation Oncology can be studied in AIIMS (New Delhi), Christian Medical College, Madras Medical College (Chennai) in India, and In University of Oxford, the University of Glasgow, and the University of British Columbia in foreign.


This is another interesting field that concerts with blood-related diagnoses and diseases. This is a highly important area to study as blood is a common factor in many prevalent diseases such as clotting disorders, malaria, leukemia, and more. One must have a three-year master’s degree that can be pursued after one’s MBBS to get yourself into this profession. Hematology can be studied in AIIMS (New Delhi), Maulana Azad Medical College (Delhi), Armed Forces Medical College(Maharashtra). Foreign Universities providing this course are Imperial College (London), University of Edinburgh, University of Cambridge.