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Profile Details
Name – Megha Gupta
Organisation – Cantt Board Hospital
Age – 33
City – Lucknow
Work Experience (Years) – 6

Under-Graduation – MBBS, RGUHS
Post-Graduation – MS OrthopaedicsRGUHS

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After completing my Post Graduate, I started working at Bhagwati Hospital at Daltonganj. After 2 years, I relocated to Lucknow. I joined the Cantt Board Hospital and have been working there ever since. Though I have to help my husband in treatment many times at his clinic as he is a doctor himself. Currently, my husband and I both have got offers from AIIMS Delhi and may have to relocate again to start work there.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Orthopedist.

I have specialization in Orthopaedics and so my job as an Orthopedist at the hospital is to treat people having issues with bones or cartilages. As per the severity of the disorder, I advise operation or rest to the patient. Most of my clients are suffering due to lack of proper diet, so enlisting proper diet supplements to them is also my job. In case of a serious issue like a fracture, I provide rehabilitation treatment and even have to operate on the patient of the disorder is really serious in nature. I sometimes assist my husband in complicated cases.

Average Income in the Profession of an Orthopedist 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 – 5-10 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, being the orthopedist, 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 as orthopedist 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?
Very Secure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Not Risky

My duty as a doctor is to provide rehabilitation to the patient and even operate on them if required.

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?

An MBBS degree followed by Masters in Orthopedics


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Very Helpful
Generally speaking, your work as Orthopedist 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?
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?
Very Expensive
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

Any government medical college

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

More than 1 crore (considering post graduation)

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 possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
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 easy-going and flexible with life
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

You need to have a calm mind as you cannot panic with your client or while operating.

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

The wage that the hospital provides per operation is quite handsome. The more work experience you get, the more you would be able to earn. Moreover, helping their needs provides you with inner peace. Having experience in such a profession, you can guide other pursuing the same stream as to how to succeed. The job that I have is one of the most secure ones in the country, so you do not need to worry about being unemployed.

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

Nothing hurts me more than seeing faces of the family members of the patient I have failed. Not everyone suffering can be treated but being human, you want to save them all and this usually hurts you. Some serious operations take hours to be successful that really tire you out. The number of people pursuing medical in India has increased manifold. So, unless you have a real dedication and hard work, you cannot win the race.

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 as Orthopedist

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 have taken up the same stream.

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