Best 20 Career options for science student after 12th class in PCB:

Best 20 Career Options after class 12th  in Science stream in PCB:

Don’t want to be a Doctor? Worried about “What to do after 12th in Science Stream”? What is the career options in science stream after 12th? Find out the “Best career options after Class 12th (Science) for PCB students”. All these are the career options after 12th with high demand in the current market, providing a bright future and good salaries. And, none of them needs you to take NEET.

We are going to explore the best 20 career options after Class 12th in science stream for both PCB and PCM. The various non-medical career options available to you after passing out of class 12th with PCB and PCM. Everyone cannot become a doctor, so we have brought 20 career options for both students with PCB or PCM.

Now all of us are aware that you can become a doctor or pharmacist after 12th if you have PCB i.e Physics, chemistry and Biology. But we see lots of students who are not able to crack a medical entrance exam or would not want to become a medical professional for various reasons.

These students do not need to get disheartened because becoming a medical professional is not your only option, so many other career options are available for you also to have a bright future. In this article we are going to discuss professions and courses that you can consider for your interest and also the education you need for each of them. Each one of these professions are in high demand and can promise you a very bright future as well

1. Biotechnology:

You can divide biotechnology into two types:

    • Medical Biotechnology -With medical biotechnology the living cells of the constituents are used for the betterment of human life used to develop new pharmaceutical drugs vaccines antibiotics biofuels etc.
    •  Agricultural biotechnology – In this you try to improve the quality of their crops by trying to develop genetically modified crops, pest resistant crops, reading of plants and animals in a desired way etc.

To enter into the field of biotechnology you can simply start with BSc in biotechnology and as for your interest you can choose a master’s degree or even go ahead for a doctorate in future. The demand for this profession is high and is definitely going to be even higher in the years to come.

2. Bioinformatics:

means the science of storing, retrieving and analyzing the biological information that has been collected over the years. This contains the combination of Biology, IT,  Computer and Statistics so for all of you who want to take advantage of both IT and Biology This can be a good career option with a stable career in the long run. You can begin with the BSc in Informatics and if you want to specialize in the master’s degree, there are some institutes that even offer a B.Tech course in Bioinformatics to the PCB students. After passing out of this course you can become a bioinformatics technician, scientist, research associate etc. A very bright career option that comes true after this is becoming a data analyst who works specifically on biological data. If you become a data analyst and combine your knowledge of biology, you can be the most wanted talent of the market. Companies working on Bio projects will hire you as a software developer and much more.

3. Virology :

Virology is the study of viruses and other virus-like agents which include studying their protein coat, taxonomy, and disease-producing capability, origin, and genetics among other things. The field is emerging but post covid-19 or coronavirus it is expected to grow at a much larger place. The world is going to focus its resources and energy on researching various viruses in the future. There are many universities that offer PG courses in Virology. To gain entry into this you need to possess a BSc degree in microbiology, zoology and life sciences. With the degree of doctorate in biology you can work at a pharma company, immunology labs, Government and private hospitals, and research centers. Definitely recommendable career option with promising jobs in the market.

4. Toxicology:

Toxicology is another interesting and growing discipline to be chosen as a career option. It is the scientific study of adverse effects of chemicals on living beings and environment. The admission MSc toxicology course can be sought after The admission to MSc toxicology course can be sought after BSc in biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, environmental Sciences, botany, chemistry, and zoology itself but this is different for different colleges and Universities. So if you are interested in a career in toxicology the requirement to get an entry to the PG is a UG degree in any one of these.

5. Neuroscience:

very expanding field and growing immensely with the coming years. Many colleges and universities offer both UG and PG degree courses in neurosciences in India and abroad. Neuroscience is the in depth study of the complete nervous system, which includes the brain and its connection with the spinal cord.

The following are the various branches of neuroscience

  • Affective neuroscience
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Clinical neuroscience
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Cultural neuroscience
  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Molecular and cellular neuroscience
  • Neuroengineering
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Neurophysiology

Admission to MSc neuroscience at NBRC (National Brain Research Centre) can be taken after BSc in life sciences, biotechnology, biochemistry, pharmacy, veterinary sciences, psychology etc. Other institutes working in this domain are Centre for Neuroscience and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore. Now the growth prospects in this area can be as many as a number of neural networks.

6. Nuclear medicine Technology:

Nuclear Medicine Technologists administer radioactive drugs to the patient and then perform nuclear imaging with the help of a special camera. These tests are done to check how the organs are functioning and other medical conditions including cancer. You must have heard tests like a PET scan SPECT scan, these are all done by Nuclear Medicine Technologists. To become a nuclear medicine technologist

  • Completion of  UG Degree or an associated degree
  • a certificate program completion with specialization in nuclear medicine technology

7. Radiology and Image Technology:

This career domain is high in demand in today’s time in the medical field. This course prepares you to be a radiologist or a Medical Imaging Technologist. Both UG and PG courses (BSc and Msc) available in this stream, at UG level admission some institutions might need mathematics along with PCB in class 12. The following can be the career options after this course-

  • Radiology Technician.
  • Radiologist.
  • MRI Technician.
  • Ultrasound Technician / Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
  • CT Tech / CAT scan Technologist / CT Scan Technologist.

As a radiologist you need to discover the disease in the human body by using imaging techniques like X-ray radiography, ultrasound etc. There are many companies these days which work upon radiology applications and can be a good place for being recruited.

8. Optometry:

Optometrists are many times called ophthalmic opticians also. They are an eye care professional who does comprehensive eye examinations, diagnosis and then does treatment of eyes. Don’t confuse them with the ophthalmologists. Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes performs surgical and medical procedures of the eyes and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat.  Bachelor of Optometry (BOPTM) is the degree at beginning level which can be followed by PG and doctorate further.

9. Microbiology and Medical Microbiology:

You may have heard of microbiology a number of times, whereas medical microbiology may be a newer term for you. The most important thing to know is they are two different terms and both are great career options.  Microbiology deals with the study of microscopic organisms but Medical microbiology deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases which are caused by microbes especially in humans. There are many universities offering UG and PG courses from where you can do your PG in medical microbiology.

Besides taking candidates who have done MBBS they also consider candidates who have done BPT, BSc special in medical lab Technology (MLT), BSc optometry or a subject of biological Sciences.

10. Dietetics and Nutrition:

Very good career option for PCB students. This is a sub discipline of medicine that focuses on various aspects of food and its effect on the human body. These medical professionals are a very important team members of the operation unit team who have to work alongside the surgeon, nurses and anesthesiologist for providing instant patient care before the surgery, throughout and after the surgery. Both BSC and MSC in this subject are also there in many universities. The candidates from this domain can find a career in

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • MNCs
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • National and International Health Research Institutes

11. Operation Theatre Technology:

The technicians in this field are required to manage and maintain the operation theatre. They have to take care of patients inside the operation theatre which is very important. Students can begin with the UG course in OT and Anesthesia Technology. These technicians are required in all the hospitals that have and maintain an operation theatre.

12. Naturopathy and Yogic Science:

The field of Naturopathy and yogic sciences with the increasing reliance on ayurveda. The course with the name of Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS) is available in many universities in India and abroad which is a medical degree with integration of naturopathy and yoga therapy.

Anyone can work as a

  • Programme Officer.
  • Research Officer.
  • Assistant Research Officer.
  • Naturopathy Consultant.
  • Naturopathy physician.

13. Forensic science:

This is the program where students study about crimes and crimes, study about techniques and tools that are used in solving the various criminal cases anytime. Different techniques and evidence collection techniques are involved in solving and investigating a crime, they also look after the legal applications of science. This is a very promising field and various universities provide Masters in this subject.

The forensic scientist can work as

  • Medical examiner
  • Crime lab Analyst
  • Crime Scene Examiner
  • Forensic Engineer
  • Language expert
  • Evidence Enhancer

14. Food Science Technology:

In this course, PCB Students get an understanding of food production and how to produce healthy products. Both BSc and MSc courses are available in this. The candidates from this field can find employment in various fields like-

  • Restaurants
  • Food Processing Companies
  • Catering
  • Packaging-all companies that produce packaged food in any way
  • Quality Control Organizations
  • Research labs

15. Clinical Psychology:

The first thing that you need to know is who the clinical psychologists are. Clinical psychologists are the mental health professionals who receive special training to diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional illnesses with special techniques but they do not prescribe any kind of medicine to the patients because they are not medical doctors.

If this is a field that interests you, then consider doing a BSc in Psychology to be followed by an MSc in clinical psychology and a doctorate depending upon your area of interest mental, emotional and behavioral problems are being more openly talked about in society these days and the scope to grow is high. One must do bachelor’s in psychology to be followed by an MSc in clinical psychology and a doctorate degree.

16. Environmental Sciences:

an interdisciplinary field that is an almost affordable course for everyone which aims at protecting the natural resources by studying both the physical and biological environments. It deals with conservation of energy, environment, climatic changes, conservation of energy, soil, water, air and methods to treat various types of pollution. The treatment is done at physical, chemical and biological level keeping in mind earth. For a bright career you must do your master’s degree and doctorate also after bachelors, if you are really passionate about being an environmentalist.

17. Biochemistry:

is the study of the chemical basis of life in living organisms. This is a very important domain for the survival of human beings on this planet as it plays a key role in Medical and Health Sciences, Agriculture, Molecular Biology, Forensic science etc. Some of the sub branches of Biochemistry are animal biochemistry, medical biochemistry, clinical biochemistry etc.

Candidates from this domain can find employment in the –

  • Medical and Dental Colleges
  • Clinical Research Institutes
  • Pharma Industry
  • Pathology Labs

18. Horticulture:

Horticulture is a branch of agriculture that deals with garden crafts mostly fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Its Job includes things like –

  • Plant Conservation
  • Landscape Restoration
  • Soil Management
  • Landscape and Garden Designing
  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Arboriculture

It is different from agriculture in the sense that it does not include a large scale crop production and animal husbandry. This profession is in high demand with opportunities both in the public and private sector. These professionals work as

  • Gardeners
  • Growers
  • Therapists
  • Landscape designers in the public and private sector
  • Technical Advisors
  • Floriculturists
  • Pomologists

19. Life Sciences:

Recent advancements in science have led to remarkable growth in the field of life science now. It is the science that unfolds the mystery of the origin of life, water, air, and the atmosphere miraculously. Life Sciences deals with the scientific study of all living organisms which relates to the origin, evolution, and biological traits of life also. Major career options in this domain include-

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Computational biologist
  • Industrial pharmacist
  • Bioinformatician

20. Zoology:

Zoology is again a branch of Science that mainly includes the study of animals and all about their biological processes. Zoology courses teach in detail about the function, structure, and evolution of animals.  Career opportunities are given below that are available for candidates after completing their BSc, MSc, and a doctorate in Zoology are definite both in the public and private sectors.

  •  Veterinarians
  •  Wildlife Biologist
  •  Conservationist
  •  Wildlife Educator
  •  Zoology faculty

We have discussed today the common best 20 career options after class 12th in science Stream for both PCB and PCM so that every student who does not wish to do MBBS or has not been able to clear NEET must not get demotivated.

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