A pulmonologist deals with the examination and detection of respiratory problems. A pulmonologist can work in association with the council of ministers and can administer and detect the problems of the respiratory tract. There are various colleges and institutes that provide this course to the medical students. They can work in India as well as outside India. They have tremendous job opportunities. They can also work with council of doctors. The pay scale given to them starts from Rs 50,000 per month. It also goes on increasing with the experience, post and position.
In order to become a pulmonologist , a person should have a M.D or D.O degree . There should be the completion of a four year residency in the same profession. People can also have a 3 year practice in the same profession. The pulmonologist must then pass an oral and written examination. The written exam comprises of a full day research on the relevant topics. The oral exams also include assessing the actual examination through verbal skills.
A bachelor’s degree in medicine takes around 4 years with 4 years in the medicine profession. It also takes around 8 years to practice this profession. The total duration of this stream is total 8 years with 2 years of practice.
They are said to work with council of doctors and Physicians. They can work in health care units, hospitals and Clinics. A pulmonologist can earn Rs 75,000 to Rs 90,000 as their starting salary.