Career Talk

I don’t want to enter the medical line

I am a student of Std X. I am interested in doing further studies after Std X with Biology, but I don’t want to enter the medical line. In which field could I set my career?
Rishita Bansal / Jeevan Marg Sophia Sec. School, Deoria

Besides the medical field, a study in Biology provides a foundation for various other careers like pharmacist, physical and occupational therapist, medical technologist, college professor and administrator, research scientist, agriculturist, nutritionist, and bio-medical engineer. A growing emphasis on environmental preservation is creating another career path for biologists: conservation, wildlife study and occupational safety.

Large industries that deliver healthcare products seek Biology graduates for manufacturing, marketing and sales positions. With an advanced degree, you may work in management or administration, plan programmes for food and drug testing, direct activities at zoos or botanical gardens or go for applied research. If you have an interest in computers, you may go for Bioinformatics, a field which promises to change the way we diagnose and treat diseases and provide healthcare.

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Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.

Dr Vibha Gupta

Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.