The word ‘Ayurveda‘ literally means ‘science of life‘. This five-millennium old system of medicine is often called the precursor of all modern medicines. It has been widely recorded in ancient Vedic texts, it is centralized around treatment, disease prevention and anti-aging.
The practice works on the principle of ‘Tridosha‘ that all life can be expressed in the context of the primary elements of air, fire and water; And that there is an imbalance of these elements that bring disease. To restore these balances, Ayurveda has developed many natural remedies such as nutrition plans, massage, exercise (yoga), aromatherapy, color therapy, music, meditation and moral life.
The demand for Ayurveda jobs has increased in the last century, and so the schools of Indian schools and other institutes catering themselves to this growing market of students at both graduation and graduation levels.
A BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree takes years to complete the course, after which one year after the internship. Pre-requisites for the course include 10 + 2 backgrounds in Sanskrit and/or Science. About one or two-year diploma courses are also available for matriculate candidates. Like many other graduate and undergraduate courses, admission in the course may be based on merit exams.
During the BAMS course, a student can choose one or a combination of seventeen specialties such as: –
A bachelor’s degree can be followed in Ayurveda with a three-year MD (Doctor of Medicine) or MS (Master of Surgery). MBBS graduates can avail of this option with their internship under their belt.
Like any other scientific field, there is extensive research and development work in Ayurvedic practices. Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS), supervised by the Government, is always looking for new experts who can bring this science forward in its various fundamental principles and applications.
There are a number of Ayurvedic hospitals, clinics and medical centers run by the government and private institutions established on Ayurveda; Jobs are full of doctors and surgeons. A third option is to get employment as a teacher/professor in institutes providing Ayurvedic knowledge.
If you are not comfortable with institutional settings, there is a huge demand for Ayurvedic clinics everywhere; A private Ayurvedic center can be a very attractive business in a populated neighborhood.
The ayurvedic doctor appointed in the government hospitals/department is like the remuneration of a homeopathic doctor. The gross salary varies between 10, 000 – 15,000. In personal practice, earning is high and relies entirely on efforts made in action. In private sector hospitals and nursing homes, there is a tremendous opening for Ayurveda professionals who provide excellent salary packages.
Since the medicine of Ayurvedic medicine is becoming more popular in foreign countries, the demand for trained professionals is also increasing in this area. That’s why graduates can also dream for a professional career overseas where wages will be beyond expectations.