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Please give us a summary of your Career.
I completed my Post Graduation in 1991 from Belgorod State University. After that, I returned home to Ranchi where my elder sister was already a renowned surgeon at the Hill View Hospital and Research Center. I preferred not to join any institutions as I knew that in private hospitals, you get the proper service only if you pay a lot of money. On the other hand, I wanted to help people along with making some money. So, I set up my own clinic in the main market area along with a chemist shop. I have been running the clinic for about 26 years now.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Endocrinologist.
As an endocrinologist, you mostly encounter patients with hormone problems, glandular infections and diseases caused due to such issues. My sole responsibility is to ensure that the treatment I provide makes the person completely fit. I sit in my clinic looking after patients from 10 in the morning to 10 in the night. I have my lunch at my clinic itself. Every day I come across dozens of people who get such disorders only due to lack of rest in their life. Even when I am not in my clinic, I have to address patients who are in serious condition at their home.
Average Income in the Profession of Endocrinologist in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 5-10 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?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 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 your profession?
Would you consider the Profession of Endocrinologist Risky?
My job is fairly based on the effort I put in to make the patient health as soon as possible.
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
An MBBS degree and Post Graduation in any medical stream of interest.
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
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?
More than a crore in India. However, education would be cheaper abroad.
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?
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 be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
In this line of profession, knowledge about your stream is the most important aspect.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become an endocrinologist?
Nothing satisfies my soul more than treating a person who is severely suffering and later see him healthy and happy they ever were. The self-satisfaction that you get from helping people is just overwhelming. Though I hardly pay attention to service fees seeing the customers financial status, if enter this profession with real dedication and hard work, you can really make a lot of money and help people at the same time.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as endocrinologist?
In our convocation ceremony, every doctor takes an oath that he would not turn down any patient. I have always kept that oath no matter what situation I land into. Even if you have taken a day off, you cannot deny the services to a man who has come to your home. Many times I have to attend to patients who are immobilized and treat them at home. Though it is a doctor’s duty, the work can really wear you out.
Recognition in the Profession of an endocrinologist
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?
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?
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 had always wanted to help people in every possible way and I find that as a doctor I can achieve that goal to a great extent. So, I think I would go down the very same path.