Ayurveda is founded on the belief that Humans & nature should exist in perfect harmony and any imbalance causes diseases & ailments to occur. Ayurvedic career practitioner’s job is to find the cause of imbalance in the equilibrium between human & nature. He/She may employ Ayurvedic holistic techniques to analyse it & derive the best remedy accordingly. There are many therapies which would use herbs, oils etc.
The skill sets that an ayurvedic practitioner needs to inhabit are basically
- clinical observation skills.
- olfactory acuity.
Olfactory acuity is basically heightened sense of smell.
An ayurvedic practitioner would find employment either in Govt. or Private hospitals or Clinics. Or else, He/she can practise independently with their own Ayurvedic clinics. They may also find work as Supervisors in ‘Panch Karma’ (Ayurvedic massage)/ Health centers. One can seek work in Colleges & institutes as tutors or can work in spas in Hotels or Spa centers.
Pay grade for An ayurvedic practitioner depends upon their designation & place of work. A Qualified ayurvedic doctor may command anywhere between 20,000 I NR to 25,000 I NR. In Govt. hospitals, the pay scale may range from 8,000 I NR to 13,500 I NR.
How Do I get there ?
A Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic career can be either a B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) or a degree of ‘Ayurvedacharya’.
- Duration of B.A.M.S is 5 ½ years , plus one year with internship.
- Eligibility criteria for B.A.M.S is Higher secondary / P U C or an equivalent examination.
- Another option is to go through an intermediate (Ayurvedic group- Physics, Chemistry, Ayurveda, & Biology).
- Minimum age is 17 years.
- Exams for admission to a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic career are ‘All india pre-medical/ pre-dental entrance exam’ conducted by CBSE, this examination is not applicable to students from Jammu & Kashmir and Andhra pradesh.
- There are Pre-med entrance exams conducted by respective boards in each state as well.