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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Dr. Subhendu Mishra
Designation – Specialist in Anaesthesiology
OrganisationTata Main Hospital
Age – 40
City – Jamshedpur
Work Experience (Years) – 10

Under-GraduationMBBSMKCG Medical College
Post-Graduation – Specialization in Anaesthesiology, National Board Of Education

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After completing my specialization degree in Anaesthesiology from New Delhi, I started my career as an Anaestheologist here in Jamshedpur. After a few internships, my very first posting in this field was in Tata Main Hospital which is one of the primary medical institutions present here in Jamshedpur, run by the renowned Tata Group. I joined the institution around 2008-2009 and have been working ever since as an anesthesiologist in Operation Theatres as well as in critical units such as CCU and ICU.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Anesthesiologist.

As an anesthesiologist, my primary job responsibilities include monitoring patients before and after anesthetic dosage and tackle with adverse reactions or complications if required. We have to keep a record of patient history and the amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout operations. When in operations, we also need to administer the dosage of sedatives to control pain and coordinate with surgeons regarding the same. Sometimes, we also collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide quality treatment.

Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 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 as an Anesthesiologist require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Very Secure
Would you consider Profession of an Anesthesiologist Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

MBBS in compulsory for the profession. Apart from this, one can either enter through academic degrees such as Specialization in Anaesthesiology or through exams such as that of IDCCM.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Field 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 in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
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 Anesthesiologist?

First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
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 keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
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

Since this field deals with human life, one has to be absolutely careful and efficient in his/her skill. Also, the fieldwork needs to have an extremely focused mind.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become an Anesthesiologist?

The first and foremost advantage of being an anesthesiologist is the pay scale. This profession in general promises a pay scale slightly higher than the other professions.
Secondly, this field also offers a wide range of job opportunities. With older practitioners retiring, new openings are always created.  Also, since anesthetics are necessary for surgeries, anesthesiologists do not fall short of job availability. The social respect of this profession is yet another incentive.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Anesthesiologist?

This profession has long tedious hours during operations and emergency calls that call for immediate attention at any hour of the day. Also, this profession is one that is very risky since it deals with human life. Even a little of overdosage of anesthesia can be extremely fatal. This leads to the potential stress that can also be extreme sometimes.
One gets better with experience in this field. Hence, it sometimes gets very difficult to secure a good job during the initial years without experience.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
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?
Medium to Large Business (Annual Family Income upwards of 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
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 still be in the medical profession because it is a very noble profession.

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