Healthcare and medical jobs; i.e. jobs in hospitals and various other segments of healthcare are on the rise. Doctors are in demand and so is associated medical healthcare staff. The reason for this is that the Indian Medical Tourism industry is big and expected to get bigger in next two years. Medical and healthcare is turning out to be one of India’s largest growth sectors in terms of revenue as well as employment.
Healthcare sector encompasses hospitals, companies manufacturing or marketing medical devices, clinical trials, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance, and medical equipment etc. India’s competitive advantage lies in the availability of aspiring, well-trained, & qualified medical professionals in huge number.
Jobs available in hospitals are not limited to doctors alone as was the case a few decades earlier. Doctors had to be doctors and were looked up to by everyone, and rest of the staff was considered lower in the rung; with not much emphasis placed on their being trained or qualified. But with economies opening, we are competing on global platform. International healthcare firms are investing in India and expect a different standard of services and staff.
Specialization has come a long way and skilled staff in each department is need of the hour. Now every step of the way in jobs in hospitals, or any other type of medical and healthcare jobs are demanding relevant qualifications, training, and skills to make the entire process of treatment and patient care fool proof and at par with international standards. Unless we maintain it, we will not succeed as medical tourism hot-spot destination. But the good news is that we are the path of growth. We are making the effort to compete at international level and outcomes are working for the Indian healthcare sector. We are seeing many offshore patients and happy faces in India heading home post successful treatment.
If we want the trend to continue, we will have to continue the effort. Hiring professionals on healthcare and medical Jobs who are worthy; mediocrity in selecting staff for jobs in Hospitals will not take us anywhere.
So grooming aspiring individuals well for jobs in hospitals or for healthcare and medical jobs will work in favour of the growing industry. Colleges and institutes training staff for such jobs will have to do more to produce better quality of people in better numbers.