Jobs for licensed Doctors (board exam passers)
Jobs requiring no prior to minimal level of experience:
- Resident Physicians– also known as an intern, resident physicians work in hospitals under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital and a senior doctor
- Junior Physician in a private clinic– works as assistant to a more experienced doctor; assists in consultation and minor procedures and surgery
- Company Doctor– a physician employed by a company; performs general physical assessment, prescribes basic remedies and treatments to employees
- School Doctor– a physician employed to make periodic examinations to students.
- Private Practice Doctors– licensed physicians who opt not to undergo residency training and create their own private clinics; usually the scope of practice is general.
Completed the residency training program and successfully acquired a field of specialization:
- A specialist at a government hospital– a medical doctor working as a specialist (ENT, Cardiologist, Endocrinologist, Gastroenterologist, Gynecologist, Urologist, Pediatrician, etc).
- A specialist at a private hospital– same as the above, but working in a private hospital
- Private practice specialist– a doctor who works at a specialized private clinic. Examples can be an Ophthalmology clinic, a Cardiology clinic or a Gynecologist.
- Government Official– working in an administrative position in the Department of Health or similar government offices dealing with healthcare.
Require years of extensive experience and practice:
- Surgeon– a surgeon performs operations, related to different sub-specialties of medicine like general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiovascular, cardiothoracic surgery, ENT, maxilla-facial surgery, plastic surgery, oral surgery, transplant surgery, urology, etc.
- Medical Consultant– provides a medical analysis of complex claims files ensuring that paperwork and the filing of medical claims follow compliance procedures established by government regulations and laws; monitors work capacity of employees or labor issues between the hospital and union, and in-charge of the overall working environment within a health care setting.
- Hospital Administrator– oversees clinical units, departments or an entire hospital. These professionals manage personnel, finances and facility practices according to a distinct set of policies and procedures established by trustees. They keep abreast of new laws and regulations in the industry and advances in medicine and medical technology.
- Senior Government Official– working in a senior administrative position in the Department of Health or similar government offices dealing with healthcare.
Career Opportunities Abroad
Countries like the United States allow foreign doctors to practice the profession there. To be able to practice medicine in the United States you need a Certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Through its program of certification, the ECFMG assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter US residency or fellowship programs. After ECFMG certification, physicians who wish to practice medicine in the U.S. must complete an accredited residency training program in the U.S. or Canada - this process will take at least three years. You also need to pass a state licensure examination before you can practice medicine.
The salary levels of physicians vary greatly. It will depend on your specialization, your skills and abilities, where you are employed and your years of experience. Generally speaking, salaries for licensed medical doctors are higher than the average salary.