Chemical Pathologist

Advancing personalized medicine through chemical pathology


A chemical pathologist is a medical doctor who specialises in diagnosing and managing disorders related to biochemical processes in the body. They use a variety of laboratory tests and techniques to analyse biological samples such as blood, urine and tissues to determine the presence as well as severity of diseases. Chemical pathologists work closely with other healthcare professionals such as primary care physicians, specialists and laboratory technicians in order to interpret laboratory results and develop treatment plans.

Some of the common disorders that chemical pathologists diagnose and manage include diabetes, lipid disorders, renal diseases, liver diseases and metabolic disorders. They may also be involved in cancer diagnosis and treatments as well as monitoring patients receiving chemotherapy.


For Bachelor’s

  • Students must have completed their 10+2 with at least 50% marks in the Science stream.
  • Aspirants can select a bachelor’s degree in chemical pathology or related field.
  • To get an admission in the UG Program, scholars need to pass entrance exams like NEET UG, CUET, JIPMER EE or PGIMER EE. 

For Master’s

  • Undergraduates can go further for a Master’s degree in chemical pathology or related fields.
  • Some universities may require entrance exams for PG Program like NEET PG, JIPMER PG or AIIMS PG EE. 

Job Roles

Apart from working as a Chemical Pathologist, there are several other job profiles that a person with a background in Chemical Pathology can pursue. Some of these job profiles include:

  • Diagnostic and treatment planner
  • Quality Assurance or Quality Control
  • Consultant Chemical Pathologist 

Employment Sector

  • Medical Laboratories
  • Pathology Laboratories
  • Private and Government Hospitals
  • Medical Instruments Manufacturing Industries

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential medical students. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Conquest
  • Christian Medical College
  • Apollo Hospital
  • Fortis Hospital
  • SRL Diagnostics
  • Christian Medical College


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a Chemical Pathologist is very impressive in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Month

Starting Salary

Approx ₹4,50,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹7,60,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹10,00,000


  • Listening skills
  • Management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good Communication skills


The career scope of a chemical pathologist is quite vast and there are many opportunities for professional growth as well as advancement. Chemical pathologists may work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, research laboratories and diagnostic laboratories. They may also work in academia, teaching and conducting research in the field of chemical pathology.


  • Challenging and rewarding work
  • High in demand and job security
  • Competitive salary
  • Variety of career paths


  • Extensive education and training
  • Long work hours
  • High levels of responsibility
  • Exposure to hazardous materials