Medicine in Vietnam
Prospects and Perspectives
Vietnam is an emerging destination for health and wellness tourism in the Southeast Asian region. According to the ASEAN Post, more than 80,000 medical tourists visited the country in 2020 alone, bringing in a whopping One billion USD in revenue.
Hospitals and Patient inflow
Cities like Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi have world-class medical centres and hospitals located within their city limits. Thousands of patients, not only from Vietnam but also from neighbouring countries approach these hospitals on a daily basis.
Work permits can be easily obtained in Vietnam. And for students who prefer working part-time, the Vietnamese government allows up to 20 work hours a week. Your college ID will be considered as a local ID for this purpose.
A Doctor/Physician working in Vietnam typically earns around 40,500,000 VND (~1,30,000 INR) a month. And for a Specialist Doctor the number goes as high as 68,300,000 VND (~2,20,000 INR).
Salary Comparsion by City
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh
Vietnam – the Economy
As per World Bank estimates, Vietnam is one of the fastest growing countries and one of the few countries that has been clocking a consistent GDP growth rate in the region. The country is often referred to as ‘the next big thing’ in the ASEAN region.