Navigating the path to become a trusted skin care expert


A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specialises in the diagnosis, treatment as well as prevention of conditions and diseases related to the skin, hair and nails. They are trained to treat a wide range of conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin cancer and other skin disorders.

Dermatologists work in a variety of settings including private practices, hospitals and clinics. They often work closely with other healthcare professionals including primary care physicians, oncologists as well as plastic surgeons to provide comprehensive care to their patients.


For Bachelor’s

  • Students need to pass 10+2 with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology from any recognised board. 
  • Aspirants need to clear NEET UG to get admission in UG Program in dermatology field.
  • To clear the entrance exam, the age limit of scholars is 17 to 25 years. 

Job Roles

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

  • Immune Dermatologists
  • Paediatric Dermatologist
  • Cosmetic Surgeon
  • Tele Dermatologist
  • Dermatopathologist

Employment Sector

  • Hair Clinics
  • Specialist Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Government Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Cosmetic Surgery Clinics
  • Railway Medical Facilities
  • Armed Forces Medical Services

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: 

  • Artemis
  • Fortis Hospitals
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Max Hospital
  • Kay Clinic
  • Indian Armed Forces Medical Services


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


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Month

Starting Salary

Approx ₹10,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹15,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹22,00,000


  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical Thinking


The career scope of a dermatologist is promising both in India as well as abroad. In India, the demand for dermatologists is increasing rapidly due to the growing awareness about skincare, hair care and cosmetic procedures. Moreover, the increase in the number of skin-related disorders along with the need for cosmetic treatments has led to an increase in the demand for dermatologists in India.

Dermatologists in India can work in private clinics, hospitals and government health care facilities. They can also work in the pharmaceutical industry, research institutions as well as academic institutions. The scope of dermatology in India is growing as new technologies and treatments are being introduced in the field. Dermatologists can specialise in various areas such as paediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, dermatopathology and many more.


  • Job Stability
  • High Earning Potential
  • Diverse Career Options 
  • Opportunity to Improve Patients' Lives


  • Extensive Education and Training
  • High Cost of Education
  • Long Working Hours
  • Dealing with Challenging Patients