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Work-Life Balance Job Security Income Potential Work Culture Importance of Education Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Rajendra Nath Das
Profession Doctor
Designation – General Surgeon
Organisation – Private Practice
Age – 47
CityKolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 23

Under-GraduationMBBSNRS Medical College and Hospital

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started as an intern at my college as that was part of my course. After graduating, I started off practicing. And then, I started off in my private chamber. I have been involved in this job for more than fifteen years. Working and being part of the noblest job in the society, I feel proud at times. On a daily basis, I need to serve the society and at times I need to deal with critical cases that have life threats. Being a general surgeon, I have to perform a lot many surgeries and treat a lot of patients.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

As a surgeon, I have to deal with critical cases that need special attention. Every day, I need to go to my private chamber and treat the patient and give them medicine in order for them to heal. Everyday dealing with cases as well as new cases makes me more passionate about my work.


Average Income for a General Surgeon 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 – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 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?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Rarely
Does your work require you to travel?
Rarely
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Rarely
How would you consider the job security for a General Surgeon?
Very Secure
Would you consider being a General Surgeon Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a General Surgeon?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a General Surgeon?
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What are the different ways of entering as a General Surgeon?

To become a doctor one need to have a relevant degree, that is MBBS.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
OK
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
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 in this Profession?
Yes
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?
Yes
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

There are many governments as well as non-government medical colleges.

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 self-disciplined and organised
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

The most important personality traits that one should have is that he or she should be calm, patient as well as should passionate about his or her work.

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

Some of the positives, which would encourage someone to consider this career are as follows: Firstly, the work culture is very impressive. It is a challenging job because every day you get an opportunity to deal with new cases and the working hours are self-determined. It is a noble job as you get an opportunity to do serve the society by treating the ill and unfit ones. Lastly, there is a sense of pride as you are contributing to the society in a much more direct way. The income potential is quite high in this profession, which only increases as you gain more years of experience.

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

Some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering this job are as follows: The stress level can be very high. One gets very less time to spend with their family and even for themselves. A lot many times work hour may exceed. You might be called up even on your holidays as well on your off days if there is any sort of emergency. Thus, there is no rest. There is a certain risk in the job as there have been incidents where legal action has been taken against doctors and at times doctors are beaten up or been harassed by the patient party.


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?
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?
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 like to pick up the same profession.