Top 25 career opportunities in Biotechnology


Top 25 career opportunities in Biotechnology

Last updated: 21 Apr 2022

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Biotechnology is gaining a lot of importance in recent days. The advanced technology in biological sciences and pharmacy has created a boost for the biotechnology field. The Indian biotech segment is likely to witness remarkable growth in the coming years generating a need for millions of trained talent in this domain. 

The incentives and encouragement from the government under “Make in India '' initiative is anticipated to create a huge demand for biotechnology in the coming years. The process for making India the pharmaceutical hub will further increase the demand for biotechnologists.

Job Profile

The trained biotechnology professionals have ample opportunities to amble around. They are also required in almost all the biological related fields. They can explore a plethora of opportunities in academic, research or industry in a number of areas, some of the important of them are mentioned below:

  • Healthcare
  • Disease diagnostic
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Mariculture/Aquaculture
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Desert Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Cosmetics R and D
  • Bioinformatics
  • Nano Biotech
  • Textile Industry
  • Agriculture and Environment biotechnology

Professionals in biotechnology may work in profiles such as:

  • Medical Scientists
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Microbiologists
  • Biological Technicians
  • Medical and Clinical Lab Technicians
  • Biophysicists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Biomanufacturing Specialists
  • Bioproduction Operators
  • R&D
  • Process Development Scientists.
  • Research Scientists
  • Genetic Engineers
  • Plant Biotechnologists
  • Research Analysts

Career Opportunities

There are excellent career opportunities for the skilled biotechnology professionals across  the globe. After completing the degree in Biotechnology, the students will be hired in the biotech companies across the globe. They can easily draw a salary between Rs 30,000 and Rs 50,000 per month with excellent career growth.

The students from IBT - Integrated biotechnology (BTech. + MTech.) or having completed a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology can easily draw a salary of around 6 Lakhs to 12 Lakhs per annum. If the biotechnology professionals choose to become academicians then they can easily earn a salary of 8 Lakhs to 20 Lakhs per annum.

How to become Biotechnology Professionals?

Many colleges and universities in India offer B.Tech/B.Sc degree courses in Biotechnology and Integrated (BTech + MTech) in Biotechnology.

The students after completing 10+2 in Science stream (PCB/ PCMB/ PCM) from recognized boards are eligible to join B.Sc or B. Tech biotechnology courses. The students with a B.Sc degree in life sciences can join M.Tech/M.Sc   in Biotechnology.

There are some institutes which offer 1-year diploma courses in Biosciences (particularly Bioinformatics) which can be opted by regular BSc. students as well. The students interested in opting for research as a career need to pursue Doctoral studies (PhD), which one may opt to do in a reputed foreign university or a credible Indian university.

Conclusion

There is a huge demand for skilled biotechnologists across the globe, with impetus from governments of different nations there has been a huge surge in demand for biotechnology professionals. With advancement in medical fields the demand further increases for the skilled professionals who can earn handsome salaries with excellent career growth.

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