Oncologist

An oncologist is a doctor who provides cancer-diagnosed individuals with medical care. Throughout the illness, the oncologist would oversee the treatment of a patient, from diagnosis to recovery or death.

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

2000000

Min. 

121000

Max. 

10000000

What you need to get started

+3 years of experience is required

Employment Outlook

  • The demand for an oncologist is becoming immense as the health care centers and hospitals are increasing.

  • In India, the scope of oncology is expanding with an increase in the number of patients every year.

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS

  • DM in Oncology 

Soft Skills

  • Communication skills

  • Work well in a multispeciality team setting

  • Detail Oriented

  • Empathetic 

  • Efficient at Multitasking and Coordination

  • Ability to constantly learn and innovate

  • Great thirst of knowledge, passionate about curing cancers

Technical Skills

  • Eclipse and Pinnacle software

  • Diagnostic skills 

  • Medical and Surgical Procedure skills

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Pros

  • Good opportunities for job growth

  • A stable career option

  • Highly rewarding and challenging career

  • High pay

  • A job that is in demand

  • Highly collaborative - oncologists tend to work with doctors of others specializations to treat patients

Cons

  • Treating patients with cancer can be emotionally draining and physically demanding

  • Work hours are long and erratic

  • The study is long and intensive

  • Increasingly competitive job

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