Career Options in Biology

Leaning about the living things is rather interesting thing to many people. Biology is perfect option for such enthusiasts. The stream possesses several sub streams and each of them offers a promising career. Yet, there is always scarcity of skilled Biological experts.

Courses offered:

The students who pass 10+2 with biology subject have several options for the Graduation.

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) is the major choice of many. Along with the percentage in 10 +2 the score in the conducted entrance test. After the completion of course one can be a doctor or go for Master Degree in specialized study in any of the areas like Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Pediatrics etc.

The other Bachelor Degrees related to the Medicine are BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy), and B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy). The Engineering related streams in Biology are B.Tech. (Bio-technology) or B.E. (Environmental Engineering).

Apart from the Medicine and Engineering fields, B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) is also offered by many universities. Agriculture, Wild Life Biology, Bio-technology, Bio- chemistry, Bio-science, Bio informatics, Genetics, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Forensic Science and Nursing are few of the areas in which B.Sc. is available. M.Sc. is the further course.

Diploma courses in Nursing, Bio medical sciences and Life sciences are offered by many institutes. Bioinformatics, Bio technology, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Breeding, Environmental Science, Bio Computing, Bio Statistics, Biological Databases and their Management, Forensic Science, Health care and Hospital Administration etc. are few of them. Several Industry and Proficiency Programs are offered in distance mode also.

Those who wish to go for research or further study can go for M.Phil and Ph.D. in any of the subjects interested.

Colleges offering the courses:

  • Bioinformatics Institute of India (BII)
  • Indian Board of Alternative Medicines
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology
  • Madurai Kamaraj University
  • University of Pune
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Acharya’s Institute of Health Sciences
  • Bhairab Ganguly College
  • Bharath University of Chennai

These are few universities and institutes offering Post Graduation, Bachelor and Diploma courses related to the Biology.

Job Prospect:

The career for biology students can be basically found in Health care, Environmental management and conservation, research and Teaching oriented fields.

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Biophysicist
  • Nutritionist
  • Biotech Engineer
  • Food Scientist
  • Project Assistant
  • Quality Controller
  • Vaccination Production Head
  • Biologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Forensic Medical Examiner

These are few general job roles of the stream. More are available on the basis of the subjects.

Many doctors prefer working in any of the hospitals or practicing in their own clinic.

Teaching is also good career option. B.Sc. with B.Ed. will be given prominence as High school Teacher. NET (National Eligibility Test) and M.Sc. is the eligibility for the Degree colleges. Medical Colleges and Universities prefer highly qualified like M.S., M.D., M.Phil., or Ph.D. as Lecturers and Professors.

Besides providing wide variety of career opportunities, Biology also helps one to gain knowledge of proper food culture, affecting diseases, environmental protection and animal protection. The knowledge is rather helpful to society to lead a healthy life. Thus, biology students not only help themselves with handsome earnings but also assist the society by facilitating their services.

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