Apart from medical and engineering, Biotechnology is also rapidly becoming popular among students after completing their class 12 with many advances in technology. Thus, the demand for both graduate and postgraduate courses in biotechnology is at an all-time high.
Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary field that combines biological sciences with modern technologies to produce products that advance agriculture, environment control, food, healthcare, medicine, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Biotechnology graduates can find jobs both in private and government sectors with different sub-disciplines. This application is widely used in health, Medicines, Agriculture, Environmental conservation, etc.
Here is a list of few career opportunities available in the field of biotechnology.
1. Food Scientist and Technologist
Food Science involves complete knowledge about biochemistry, microbiology, and nutrition. Those candidates who are more passionate about food and its technology can choose this career. Food scientists are mainly responsible for preparing safe and nutritious food and the essential food components and nutrients like proteins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins. There is more demand for this career as food is essential for all life forms, globally for survival.
Microbiologists are the scientists involved in studying or researching the different infectious microbes and other communicable agents by conducting several experiments and analyzing the results. Microbiologists can work in many different job areas, both in research and non-research fields.
Biochemistry is mainly about the study of different chemical processes taking place in living organisms. A biochemist’s job profile includes performing experiments and research related to enzymes, biomolecules, the process of metabolism, etc.
4. Agricultural scientist
Agricultural scientists are involved with all the aspects of plant life. They are engaged in both laboratory-based and field-based research for improving crop production by testing and quality control of crops, seeds, soil pH level, and the use of biopesticides.
5. Environmental Biotechnologist
Environmental scientists deal with environmental issues such as pollution, global warming, waste management, and the safety measures to control these issues. The candidates who are more passionate about the environment and ecosystem can choose this field as their career. These professionals are mainly involved in creating plant-based bioplastics producing biofuels and other bioremediation techniques to clean up the environment from hazardous wastes.
These were some important career opportunities available in the field of biotechnology.
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