5 New Career Choices for Science Graduates

End of every academic year, fresh batches of science graduates enter the job market with one main question "Where do I find the best career opportunity?" The options for such graduates with science backgrounds are numerous.

We provide you the latest, best trending job opportunities which science graduates can opt for other than the usual stuff.

The career paths that are found to be popular among science graduates are as follows:

  • Cyber security
  • Nanotechnology,
  • Mobile technologies
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Quantum physics
  • Material Sciences, etc.

Here are 5 new career paths for science graduates:

Data Analyst

The profile of a data analyst is not new, but there is a growing demand of 45-50% jobs in India, making this career path a popular choice.

Skills required:

  • Strong understanding of maths and statistics.
  • Logical and analytical skills
  • Communication skills

Job description:

  • The job involves market research, collecting data from multiple sources and analysing it for business operations and decision-making.

Entry level salary: Approx. Rs. 3.5-7 lakh per annum

Cyber Security Specialist

The greater use of technology in almost all aspects of life has lead to increased demand for cyber security specialists. The demand for this field of work is surely to increase in the days to come.

Skills required:

  • Network security knowledge
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Cyber Law
  • Linux and Unix

Job description:

  • The role of a cyber security specialist demands leading and facilitating security certifications, co-ordinating with corporate teams in malware analysis and the testing and remediation process, identifying and developing cyber security solutions.

Entry level salary: Approx. Rs. 4-6.5 lakh per annum

Forensic Scientist

There is a huge demand for graduates in the biotechnology, healthcare and IT industries.

Skills required:

  • Analytical and logical skills
  • Co-ordication
  • Research and development
  • Laboratory Technical procedures

Job description:

  • The job involves searching for and examining trace materials that can be presented as scientific evidence in courts of law to support the prosecution or defence in criminal as well as civil cases.

Entry level salary: Approx. Rs. 4-6.5 lakh per annum

Mobile App Developer

Mobile app development is for computer science graduates. With the evolution of mobile devices to highspeed computing devices, the demand for mobile app developers has boosted. Experts for building apps for Android, iOS or others have job opportunities in various places.

Skills required:

  • Javascript and C# for Windows
  • Java or C++ for Android
  • Objective-C or Swift for iOS

Entry Level Salary: Approx. Rs. 3-6.5 lakh per annum


A meteorologist is a person who studies the atmosphere and climate, and analyses weather conditions. Though this career path is a little demanding, this is a lucrative field globally.

Skills required:

  • Analytical and logical skills
  • Good communication skills

Entry level salary: Approx. Rs. 3-6.5 lakh per annum

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