How to become a Neurologist ?


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How to become a Neurologist?

Do want to become a Neurologist here is the career guidance and steps to become a Neurologist.

A neurologist is a who diagnoses, treats and manages conditions that affect the nervous system, made up of your brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Neurological disorders and conditions can change the way you move, talk or think. Disappearance of the joint family system, highly competitive environment, stressful working conditions are taking their toll on the nervous system of the human being causing a number of degenerative brain disorders thereby increasing the demand for qualified Neurologist in the near future.Usually, a neurologist may specialize in more than one specific area such as a headache medicine, neurocritical care, autonomic disorders, child neurology, neuro-oncology and others. 

Steps to become a Neurologist.

Pass class 12th in Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects.

Take a entrance exam for bachelor degree

NEET-UG and various Independent prestigious Medical Colleges like AIIMS Entrance Exam, JIPMER etc, to get admission in various Medical Colleges across India.

Earn bachelor degree

Complete your training

Earn MD degree

Earn DM in (Neurology)

registration from Medical Council of India, the budding Neurologist

After completing the required formal education and residency program in the field of neurology, there are various neurologist job profiles available.

Neurologists treat established neurological patients by prescribing drugs or treatments and other therapies such as diet and lifestyle changes. Typically, they receive referrals from non-specialist physicians or emergency room personnel to make a diagnoses and provide patient treatment for neurological issues

You can work for

Government Hospitals

Spine and Brain Hospitals

Private Hospitals

Armed Forces Medical Services

Railways Medical Facilities

Private practice

You can open your own hospital or clinic after completing necessary years of experience in this field.

Skills required

Strong communication, organizational, problem-solving, and leadership skills; attention to detail; patience and empathy; knowledge of human anatomy and the nervous system.


Neurologist with  years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹3,600,000 per annum. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of ₹1,000,000 per annum.

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