Mr. Md. A. Salam Sikder started his professional career as a lecturer at Pirojpur College in 1979 and there he continued his profession up to mid of 1981 and in the later part of 1981 he enrolled his name as an Advocate in Pirojpur District BAR where he continued his legal practice till 1983. Thereafter he joined in the Judicial Service of Bangladesh under the Ministry of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and he served in different stations in different capacities and finally retired from Barisal as Senior District & sessions judge.
After retirement from Judicial service, he was appointed as Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). There he performed his duties for consecutive two-term by seven years.
Mr. Md. A. Salam Sikder went to India when Independence was declared where he obtained Rural Guerilla arms training in the Chakulia training Centre of Bihar. He took delivery of Arms and ammunitions from India and under his Leadership 150 freedom fighters entered into Bangladesh and he fought directly with the Pak army in sector No. 9 during the liberation war of Bangladesh.