It depends on the doctor’s specialization or what stage he is in his career.
After graduating from med school, a new doctor can either take moonlighting jobs or pursue general medicine practice.
General practitioners with small private clinics may earn anywhere between Php 300 to Php 500 for every patient consultation. Some are also employed by hospitals where they refer to their patients.
Those who work in hospitals get a monthly pay of Php 20,000 to Php 35,000. However, experienced doctors working in public hospitals get paid more, with some taking home as much as Php 80,000+.
If you’re into public health and has the heart to serve rural communities through the “Doctors to the Barrios” program of the Department of Health (DOH), you’ll be entitled to receive a monthly salary equivalent to Salary Grade 24 or Php 64,000+ along with other benefits and allowances.
In case you opt for a medical residency training to further your career, expect to be paid Php 30,000 to Php 50,000 per month in public hospitals or Php 15,000 to Php 20,000 per month in private institutions throughout your 3 to 5 years of residency.
Doctors who are already in their fellowships may or may not get salaries depending on whether or not they have sponsorships.
Today, cosmetic, cardiac, and orthopedic surgery are considered the most lucrative fields. But in the long run, a doctor’s marketing skills or business sense are what will help him gain more long-term clients and generate more profits, regardless of the field of specialization.
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