Careers in Biology: What Are The Career Opportunities For Biology Students

By Malavikka

Are you a biology student and would like to pursue a career in this field after class 12? Then here are the options that you must look at to choose the one that fits your interests. CareerIndia presents 10 career opportunities for biology students who want to make it in this field as a professional.



The topmost career option that comes to anyone's mind when you say biology is that of a doctor. A doctor is the highest regarded profession for someone with a background in biology. MBBS is the basic degree to complete after class 12 in order to become a doctor. Further, depending on the interests, one can pursue a postgraduate degree to become a specialist.

What Are The Specialisations In Medicine After MBBS


A biologist is a person who deals with the scientific study of life. They specialise in analysing the living organism they are interested in. Both botanists and zoologists come under this category, depending on their interest in plants or animals. Biologists are employed in places where environmental conservation is of high importance, such as zoos, parks or sanctuaries.

Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical engineers are those who engineer solutions for medical problems by designing equipment or artificial organs to be replaced inside the body. A four-year degree in biomedical engineering could help you become one. These people are employed in various government and private organisations, especially in manufacturing or research units.

Which Is The Best Course - Medicine Or Engineering?

Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientist

Environmental scientists study the environment in the interest of plants, animals and the living beings that constitute them in order to find ways to conserve them. They study pollution and other factors that are hazardous for the well-being of the environment in order to curb them by offering solutions and eco-friendly techniques.

A post-graduation in environmental science can help in becoming an environmental scientist after a basic degree, such as BSc.

Food Scientist

Food scientists deal with the processing and safety of food products through study and research. As an undergraduate degree, students can take up Bsc in food science and technology. Food scientists are employed in organisations such as FSAI (Food Safety Authority of India) and ISI (Indian Standards Institute).

Forensic Scientist

Forensic scientists are those who can perform physical and chemical analysis to test and draw inferences for crime or other records. A bachelor's degree (BSc) in forensic science or forensic biology is the basic degree you can pursue to become a forensic scientist.


Microbiologists are biologists who deal with the study of microbes for the purpose of developing useful medicines such as vaccines. A bachelor's degree will help you start your academic journey in the field. But you might need a PhD to become a professional microbiologist.


While microbiologists use microbes to develop medicines, biotechnologists use technology to develop animal products such as leather. They are employed in tanning and leather industries to process and provide animal goods in appropriate forms.

A lot of research and study is required for a professional to excel in this field. Biotechnology engineering is the basic professional degree one has to procure to pursue a career in this field.

8 Highest Paying Medical Professions in 2018 You Must Know


Pharmacists are people who run or are employed in a pharmacy. They supply medicines upon a doctor's prescription. However, it is a mandate that they must possess knowledge of all the medicines and their effects even though they deal only with the sales and not prescription. BPharm is the degree that is required to become a pharmacist.


Nurses act as second doctors as their availability and quick attention act as first aid for patients in need. They help doctors and some times serve as paramedical assistants. BSc in nursing is the degree you must pursue for a career as a nurse.

For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Select a Field of Study
Select a Course
Select UPSC Exam
Select IBPS Exam
Select Entrance Exam

Thousands of Careerindia readers receive our evening newsletter.
Have you subscribed?

For great career opportunity, get instant updates on Education, Career & Job

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Careerindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Careerindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more