Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the field of Food, Nutrition & Fitness, followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.
Medical field has huge demand in India and is one of the most sought of careers. It needs lot of planning and preparation to enter the field. With advent of new specializations and improvements in the healthcare, without a Master’s degree it would be hard these days to draft a decent career path. It is a long path career where one is expected to study, practice and apprentice for years before taking independent charge or starting a specialty consultation.
Physicians and surgeons typically associated with reviewing patient’s history, diagnosing the cause of illness, proposing course of treatment, conduct surgery if required and provide post-operative consultation. With growing population and specialties there is always shortfall of good professionals in this field. Corporates investing huge into super-specialty hospitals changed the way a typical Physician or Surgeon used to offer services.
If you are interested in this career, be prepared to travel the longest path with stringent tests and heavy competition. It takes best out of you to position yourself as a leading professional. Most of the doctors turn to consultation thus increasing their reach and income. However, there are several positions available with government and private sectors.
A bachelor’s degree followed by Master’s with specialization is highly sought after. One could add Diploma and Certification courses to increase the skill and exposure. Practice and handling different types of cases is the best way to sharpen the skills.
Empathy, Compassion, Scientific knowledge, detail oriented, critical thinking, patience, balanced lifestyle, problem solving, people skills.
A professional with Master’s degree could attract a starting level package or consultation based earning of upto INR 10L per annum and increases with the experience and number of cases.