Ayurveda Jobs - Choosing a Career in Ayurveda
Ayurveda Job oppurtunities and Ayurveda courses
Ayurveda is no more a treatment of folk practices today. It has evolved as a full- fledged system of medical science with multi-specialty treatment centers and highly equipped medical colleges. Each year Ayurveda opens millions of career opportunities both in India and outside. As people are more aware of the positive effects of Ayurveda therapies, the demand for more treatment centers and skilled professionals have increased tremendously. There are several high-paying careers in Ayurveda. Here are a few ayurveda jobs and ayurveda courses that suit your profile.
1. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Becoming an Ayurveda doctor is similar to allopathic doctor both in professional dignity and social service options. There are number of medical colleges where a student can get trained in Ayurvedic medicinal practices and also get awarded with the professional certificate of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS). This certificate enables a person to join an Ayurvedic treatment center as a doctor or he/she can start private practice. Both working in a hospital or practicing in private, offer high income. After the Bachelors course, there is a post graduation option too as MD/MS. A bachelor degree course is 4 - 6 years long, depending on the curriculum of the particular university.
2. Ayurveda Nurses
The demand for Ayurveda nurses is ever increasing at an exploding rate. Increased number of therapy centers requires skilled and trained nursing staff to provide quality and professional treatments to patients. Ayurveda nursing is a successful career option as it opens a wide range of job levels and opportunity to even travel abroad and work. Ayurveda nursing is not just familiarizing with the traditional massages or herbal preparations, but is getting trained in various diseases and treatment methods, scientifically. An advantage of Ayurveda nursing compared to allopathic is that Ayurveda nursing is very much cost effective. The one year certificate/diploma programmes in Ayurvedic Nursing may cost from 5000 - 15000 INR.
3. Ayurveda therapist
Ayurveda therapist is another important career option in the Ayurveda industry. Ayurveda tourism has widened the scope of Ayurveda therapy centers for the typical customer who wishes to undergo treatments or therapies like 'Panchakarma'. A common therapy centers does not require a doctor or nurse, but only a therapist; as no complicated treatments are offered in therapy centers. Therapy centers are focused on mainly rejuvenating treatments not on curing therapies. Therapists need to be trained in massages, 'panchakarma', various 'kizhi' treatments etc... There are number of training centers where an aspirant can obtain the necessary skills and knowledge. There are certificate/diploma/advanced/distant learning programmes in Ayurvedic massage, Ayurvedic spa Therapy, Panchakarma Therapy,Ayurvedic beauty therapy etc.
4. Ayurveda tour operator
Ayurveda tourism is a new trend in world tourism. People prefer to travel into Ayurveda locations like India, Philippines, China etc... Though Ayurveda is an exclusive treatment from India, several other countries have similar treatment therapies. Becoming an Ayurveda tour operator is a great career option to earn huge. You should know the Ayurvedic localities and special Ayurveda treatments of your operating region. You should also be skilled in using online resources to grab foreign travelers into your service.
5. Ayurvedic herbs manufacturing & distribution
If you are business savvy Ayurvedic herbs and medicines are good option to start a venture. It is one of the greatest issues in Ayurveda industry that the current supply of medicines lags much behind the actual need of it. Though, there are quite a good number of distributors and manufacturers of Ayurveda products and medicine, when it comes to the actual demand, they are counted very much insufficient. To be a distributor or manufacturer you need to have advanced technical and business knowledge on Ayurvedic products. The initial capital will be high, but the profit too. Before jumping into such a business you are advised to learn market trends and also the possibilities in global market.
6. Ayurvedic gardening
Maintaining an Ayurvedic garden is another option of earning huge. Ayurvedic medicines are mainly produced from medicinal plants. Ayurvedic industry is pulled back from growth by the insufficiency of available herbal plant resources. Maintaining a garden of Ayurveda plants will help you to earn money by selling them. The scope of such a garden widens as there are herbs worth several hundreds of dollars for just few kilograms of leaves or roots. Ayurvedic gardening can be done as a part-time activity too. You can avail the plants from Ayurvedic nurseries.
7. Ayurveda Medical Officer
These are physicians who have recognized degree/diploma in Ayurveda and various divisions in ayurveda. They are junior government officials to carry out all national health programmes and clinical activities/services at district hospitals, community health centers and primary health centers in respect of ayurvedic system of drugs. In each district there is post of District Ayurvedic Officer who is the district head in the department to administer and implement departmental activities/programmes at District level.
There are also Sub Divisonal Ayurvedic Medical Officers to assist the District Ayurvedic Officers and to work as DDO and inspection officer for staffs.
8. Ayurvedic Dietician
Many institute offers short/long term certificate course and diploma course from 3 months to one year in Ayurvedic Dietetics. Ayurvedic dieticians educate and advise a wide range of patients with diet-related disorders in improving their health by adopting healthier eating habits. Today there are many job openings in both private and public sectors for Ayurvedic Dietician. During the course, students will learn the vital connection between food and healthy living. Studying this couse will not only get you jobs but also helps in your personal life.
9. Ayurvedic Health Supervisor/Healthcare Administrator
Healthcare administrators/health supervisors are responsible for the smooth running of healthcare facilities in a hospital. After persuing Bachelor of Ayurveda, medicine and Surgery (BAMS) for five and half years, graduates can directly get into the posts mentioned above. As per high court decision, a BAMS doctor can work for the post of Health Supervisor. BAMS graduates can also opt for MBA in Hospital Healthcare Management with a course period from one to two years, to work in the domain of healthcare administartion. There are various specializations such as physical therapy or medical records and are licensed physical therapists or graduates of a medical records program.
10. Ayurveda Pharmacist
Ayurveda pharmacists encompass dispending of medicine as per prescription of stores/receipt. They also cover expense of medicines in the institutions/drafting of all monthly/quarterly/annual progress reports of the institutions. Different institute offers Diploma in Pharmacy (Ayurveda) for two years and Bachelor of Pharmacy (Ayurveda)- B.Pharm.(Ayu) for four years. These course trains students to become good manufacturing pharmacists of classical ayurvedic formulations, a good quality control pharmacist and a pharmaceutical technologist. The students also have oppurtunities to enter into the service of food and drug control administartion of the state. 10 and + 2 with science group is the preffered eligibility to join this course.