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Roadmap on Career Options After BSc.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. HIGHER STUDIES AFTER B.SC. IN PCM, PCB OR PCMB SUBJECTS
  2. GOVERNMENT EXAMS AFTER B.SC.
  3. JOBS AFTER COMPLETING B.SC.
  4. OTHER CAREER OPTIONS AFTER B.SC.

 

B.Sc. is one of the most popular undergraduate courses among science students today. Most of the students after completing their school (10+2), opt for B.Sc. with various career choices ahead. There are diverse specializations available if you wish to pursue B.Sc. depending on your stream.

You can pursue B.Sc. in courses like-

  • Mathematics, physics, chemistry, statistics, multimedia, animation, etc. for PCM (physics, chemistry, math) students
  • Biology, Botany, Biochemistry, Nursing, Nutrition, and Dietetics, etc. for PCB (physics, chemistry, biology) students and
  • Agriculture, Dairy and Food Technology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, etc. for PCMB (physics, chemistry, math, biology) students

Once you complete your B.Sc., you will have multiple career options in front of you. However, one does not know all the possible career options available after completing B.Sc. Only some of the popular, rather crowded jobs are known to most people.

This article will talk about all the possible career options you can choose from after completing your undergraduate course. Read the complete article to know the course-specific jobs you can get after B.Sc. completion, the other jobs you can choose, what fields would be open to you, etc.

 

I. HIGHER STUDIES AFTER B.SC. IN PCM, PCB OR PCMB SUBJECTS

The idea that B.Sc. does not offer good career opportunities is much gone. There are various jobs and career that awaits you. All you need to know is what should be your next step. Given below are the various career options available to you based on your specialization.

  • M.Sc. (Master of Science)One of the most common options chosen by majority of students after their B.Sc. completion is M.Sc. It is a two-year post-graduation course offered by universities and colleges in various specialized Science fields. There are two possible ways of pursuing M.Sc., either through seeking admission in private colleges or passing entrance exams at state and national levels. Some of the entrance exams for M.Sc. are- MCAER CET, IIT JAM, UPCATET, GSAT, TIFR GS, CUCET, etc. You can do M.Sc. specialization for going to further studies in research like Ph.D. You can even enter directly in private and public sectors jobs after having done your master’s only. Some of the jobs roles after M.Sc. include-
  1. Research scientist
  2. Junior research fellow
  3. Teaching
  4. Biochemist
  5. Chemical analyst
  6. Assistant professor
  7.  Lab technician etc.
  • MCA (Master of Computer Applications): If you have done your master’s in subjects like Mathematics, Computer Science, or had mathematics as one of your subjects in B.Sc., you can go for MCA course. MCA is a two year professional degree in computer science. It is important to note that various colleges have their own eligibility criteria for various courses. There are various specializations that are available in MCA like-
  1. Systems Management
  2. Management Information Systems
  3. Networking               
  4. Application Software Development, etc.

After having done your MCA, you can apply at various IT industries and government organizations. Some of the jobs roles for MCA graduate are- Software Developer/Engineer, Computer System Analyst, Web Designer/Developer, etc.

  • MBA (Master of Business Administration): MBA is a master’s degree course for graduates to specialize in business administration. MBA is a highly seemed option by most of the graduates today for the simple fact that students from any background can enroll for it. Thus, after completing B.Sc. in any course/subject, you can choose to do MBA. MBA offers wide variety of jobs in areas like-
  1. business administration
  2. Management
  3. Human Resource
  4. Business law
  5. Managerial economics, etc.

You can then get to work as finance manager, human resources manager, advertising sales manager, etc. after doing MBA.

  • M.Tech (Master Of Technology): M.Tech is a two year postgraduate program in the engineering and technology fields. You can even opt for M.Tech course after completing your B.Sc. However, to seek direct admission in an M.Tech college, you can sit in GATE, AP PGECET, OJEE, IITH PGEE, BHU PET, etc. exam.  There are some other selected colleges/universities as well that offer M.Tech after B.Sc. For instance-Mysore university.
  • B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education): B.Ed. degree is a two-year course that has been made compulsory for all teaching aspirants, by NCTE. This is yet another career option that is available to you after B.Sc. Since, nowadays most of the teaching institutions ask for a B.Ed. degree, it is recommended to complete your B.Ed. course after B.Sc., if you wish to have a career in teaching field.
  • LLB (Bachelor of Law): If law interests you and you wish to have a career in the same, you can go for LLB, after completing your graduation (B.Sc.). LLB is a 3 year law degree course pursued after completion of graduation. There are various exams like CLAD, LSAT, etc. for seeking admissions in various law colleges of India. Apart from this, you can pursue law from a private college/university. These colleges have their own recruitment process and criteria. You can always look for it on their respective official website.

 

II. GOVERNMENT EXAMS AFTER B.SC.

Apart from the above mentioned entrance exam and courses, there are various other exam conducted by the government and related authorities that a B.Sc. graduate can opt for. these exams offer direct employment into service sector and are highly desirable posts. Read about some of the exams that you can sit in after having completed your B.Sc. below.

  1. Banking Sector Jobs- IBPS, RBI, SBI, etc.
  2. Railway Exams-RRB ( railway recruitment board) NTPC( non technical popular categories), RRB JE (Junior Engineer),etc.
  3. UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) -IAS, IPS,etc
  4. SSC Exam (Staff selection commission) -CGL and CHSL
  5. State Administration Service (RAS, SI, etc.)
  6. AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)
  7. Judicial Service Exam
  8. CTET (Central Teaching Eligibility Test)
  9. Indian Navy Entrance Test
  10. UPSC CGGE( Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination)

The minimum eligibility criteria for the exams mentioned above is a graduation degree in disciplines like arts, science and commerce. Read about these exams on their official website to know all about the exams, their eligibility criteria and then prepare accordingly.

 

III. JOBS AFTER COMPLETING B.SC.

There are numerous job options available to you, post- B.Sc. graduation. Based on your specialization in PCM subjects, you can apply for jobs just after completing your B.Sc.

Some of the job profiles for B.Sc. Graduates in Biology and similar subjects like biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, etc.

  • Biology Technician: You can work in a Medical laboratories, Testing Laboratories, and Biotechnology Research Institutes, as a technician if you hold a B.Sc. degree in Biology.
  • Ecologist: After getting a B.Sc. Biology degree, you can work with a Government agency or a Not for profit organization, as an ecologist.
  • Botanist: You can work as a botanist in both governments (wildlife sanctuaries and national parks) and private institutions (botanical gardens and research labs), depending on your interests.
  • Agricultural Consultant: They are responsible for providing commercial, financial, and technical advice to their clients. The clients are mostly farming cooperatives, public sector undertakings.
  • Tutoring: Though there are certain standard qualifications needed for teaching students at secondary level, you can always seek a job as teacher at primary school after completing your graduation.

Some of the job profiles for B.Sc. Graduates in Mathematics and similar subjects like economics, finance and statistics

  • Data Analyst: once you have completed your graduation in mathematics and in any other similar subject, you can apply at an IT companies, Government Institutions (IT departments), Educational Institution or Research organization, for the post of Data Analyst. There is a high demand for such jobs nowadays.
  • Machine Learning Engineer: Most machine learning engineering positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a related field. Just apply at a right company and you can easily secure a job after graduation.
  • Operational Researcher:  You may secure an entry level job as an operational researcher after completing your B.Sc. There are various MNCs that hire fresh employees, you can apply at.
  • Financial/Investment Analyst: Big investment banks are known to hire fresher’s with strong quantitative skills, logical thinking, and expert problem solving skills. If you hold a bachelor’s degree in subjects like Mathematics, economics, business, finance, statistics, etc., you can apply for this position.
  • Teacher/Professor: Though there are certain standard qualifications needed for teaching students at secondary level, you can always seek a job as teacher at primary school after completing your graduation.

Some of the job profiles for B.Sc. Graduates in Computer and similar subjects.

  • Data Scientist: After doing B.Sc. in Computer Science, you can pursue a career as Data Scientist. Because of the ever-growing field, it can provide you with some extremely prosperous career choices.
  • Information Systems Manager: this is considered to be one of the most lucrative career options after B.Sc. (CS). Several business organizations hire managers to supervise all systems and computer related activities.
  • Web Designer: Web Design is a job that has seen a growing importance in the present decade. Due to the rapid improvement in technology, the demand for web designers is at a peak.
  • Online Tutoring: This has emerged as a successful career option, only in the last few years. With students switching to online mode of education, there is now need of experts who can impart knowledge effectively. If you have a degree in Computer Science, or any other similar subject, you may choose to apply at education providing companies like- unacademy, byjus, vedantu, etc.

 

IV. OTHER CAREER OPTIONS AFTER B.SC.

You may not always want to do a job that keeps you in office 9-5, or a job that demands working under a boss. We are being told that hobbies keep us alive, and following this saying, several people take up their hobbies a step head. They make their career in the same. If you have done your B.Sc. in any subject and still do not want to have a career in it, you can always look for the opportunity to work in a field that interests you.

  • For instance if you like music, you can take up music learning courses and work in the music industry later.
  • If sports interests you and you wish to become an athlete, you can join a training institute and begin your practice.
  • If technology interests you, you can take up Data Science and Machine Learning as your career option. There are various certificate courses and diploma courses that provide this. After completion, you can apply at various MNCs and private IT firms.

After having discussed the various career options after B.Sc., it is very clear that B.Sc. do provide a diverse career choice. You just need to be aware and keen on learning things. It will then become easy for you to secure a job and have a prosperous career


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