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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Sumanta Paul
Profession – Hospital Management
Designation – Head of Sales and Purchase
OrganisationKPC Medical College and Hospital
Age – 50
City Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 22
Under-Graduation – B.Com Hons, Banaras Hindu University
Professional Qualification – Diploma course in Hospital Management in BHU

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I first started my career with a two-month internship at the Benaras Medical College. After completing the internship, I switched my line and started working as an LIC agent in 1990. My work mainly dealt with insurances. I worked at LIC for a few years and left my job in 1996. In 1997, I joined Abbott which is a global healthcare company. I joined their department of Sales and Purchases. I worked there for about ten years from 1997 to 2007. Post that in 2008, I joined KPC Medical College and Hospital and have been working there since.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

As an LIC agent, my work was primarily regarding the insurances. As the head of Sales and Purchases, my prime job responsibility is to maintain and supervise the record of all medical devices and equipment used in different educational processes in the medical college and hospital. I am also responsible for the supervision of equipment and other technological machines. My responsibility also includes taking care of employees working in the accounts department. It also requires periodical interaction with officials who come for audits.

Average Income in Hospital Management in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in Hospital Management?
Very Secure
Would you consider this Hospital Management Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in Hospital Management?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability in Hospital Management?
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What are the different ways of entering Hospital Management?

A relevant degree i.e minimum Graduation is enough to enter this field.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
Sales and Purchases needs a minute and analytically active brain. More often than not it comes from studies as well as training.
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

This profession needs a lot of calculations and accounting on a daily basis which can frustrate you sometimes. One should have a cool temperament and enough patience for this profession. Also, the work remains more or less the same every day, so only the one who is organised and disciplined can progress.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

The first major positive thing about this field is a minimal amount of physical exertion which is a major prerequisite of many people. Also, this job provides an extensive information regarding the market. One can benefit and progress quite early in the career from utilizing resources and understanding people and business customs.
This profession also brings you in contact with an ample number of influential people.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

Sometimes, long hours of office work and continuous accounting processes are mentally exhausting and tend to lead to several health problems. The work hours stretch to approximately ten hours a day when official audits take place. The work pressure escalates, especially on these days. The job tends to become very monotonous after a certain period of time which may lead people to leave.
It is a big responsibility to ensure the quality of the product involved in the sale and purchase. Even a minor mistake can prove detrimental to one’s career.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Difficult
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would have been a doctor because that it one of the noblest jobs available to us.