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Pathology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study of diseases, their causes as well as effects. A pathologist is a medical doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by examining tissues, blood samples and other bodily fluids. Moreover, they work closely with other healthcare professionals to help identify and treat diseases as well as develop treatment plans for patients.

Pathologists have a broad range of responsibilities including conducting autopsies, analysing biopsy specimens and interpreting laboratory test results. Furthermore, they use advanced diagnostic technologies to identify and diagnose diseases including cancer, infections and autoimmune disorders. They also work with other healthcare professionals such as surgeons and oncologists in order to develop treatment plans for patients.


For Bachelor’s

  • Students must have completed their 10+2 with at least 55% marks in the Science stream.
  • A degree of bachelor’s in pathology or other relevant field is a great option to become a pathologist. 
  • A diploma or certificate can also be pursued after 10+2. 

For Master’s

  • A master’s degree in pathology or related fields can enhance the knowledge of seekers.
  • Some colleges may also conduct entrance exams for admission.
  • Undergraduates can further opt for doctoral courses after completing bachelor’s degree. 

Job Roles

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

  • Forensic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Immunology
  • Haematology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Anatomical Pathology
  • Histopathology

Employment Sector

  • Pathology Clinics
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Own Business
  • Biotechnological Industries
  • Drug Manufacturing Companies
  • Government & Private Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical Industry

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: 

  • Thyrocare
  • Dr Lal Pathlabs
  • Medall Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
  • Lucid Diagnostics
  • SRL Diagnostics
  • Suburban Diagnostics
  • Oncquest Laboratories Ltd. 


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


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Month

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,50,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹5,50,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹7,20,000


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Pathology is a rapidly growing field with an expanding career scope. Pathologists are medical doctors who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases through the examination of tissue, blood and other bodily fluids. They play a crucial role in identifying diseases and developing treatment plans while working closely with other healthcare professionals to provide patients with the best possible care.

The demand for pathologists is expected to increase in the coming years, due to the ageing population and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. Pathologists can work in a variety of settings including hospitals, laboratories as well as research institutions. Moreover, they may specialise in different areas of pathology such as anatomical pathology, clinical pathology or forensic pathology.


  • Job stability
  • High earning potential
  • Intellectual challenge
  • Contribution to patient care


  • Lengthy education and training
  • High stress and long hours
  • Risk of exposure to infectious diseases
  • Limited patient interaction