I am a student in Std. IX. I like science but I do not want to be a doctor. What are the other career options I can explore?
- November 24, 2023
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Careers
There are plenty of career options in the medical and paramedical fields.
If you wish to pursue your further studies in the science stream, you will be studying subjects like physics, chemistry, biology, maths, botany, etc.
After 10+2 with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), you can go for various careers that require specialization in Science. Some options are explained below –
Pharmacists deal with drugs and chemicals in the medical profession. They know all about drugs and their effects on the body. They understand how a medicine heals and how it can hurt, and react with foods and other drug
– Medical Technologist
You will find them in laboratories testing and analyzing blood and other body fluids
– Occupational Therapist
It involves treating and helping patients develop, recover, and improve, as well as maintaining the skills needed for daily living and working
A biologist studies plants, animals, humans, and the environments in which they live
Teachers are in high demand in all colleges and universities. You can continue your love for science by working with future generations in the same field
– Research Scientist
They work with government organisations, and special clinical research companies to conduct lab-based investigations
– Food Scientist
A new trending career option.
– Bio-Medical Engineer
X-ray machines, pacemakers, drug infusion pumps, artificial organs, medical implants: these are all creations of biomedical engineers
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when a person is affected by injury, illness or disability
– Speech Therapist
Job opportunities in Speech Therapy are expected to grow by 21%, faster than the average for all occupations.
Large industries that deliver healthcare products also seek Science Graduates or Science Post Graduates (those who have completed B.Sc or M.Sc) for manufacturing, marketing and sales positions.
With an advanced degree, you may work in management or administration, plan programs 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 that promises to change the way we diagnose and treat diseases and provide healthcare.
Excerpts from The Teenager Today Magazine