The 25 Best Career Opportunities in Biotechnology

The 25 Best Career Opportunities in Biotechnology

With the changing times, biotechnology has become more crucial than ever. Whether it’s food, lifestyle or wellness, biotechnology is adding new dimensions to everything that matters to us and to ecology in general. According to a recent report by Grand View Research, Inc., the global biotech market is expected to reach $ 727.1 billion by 2025. For its part, the Indian biotech segment is expected to see substantial growth in the coming years, generating the need of millions of talents trained in this sector.


Qualified biotechnology professionals can explore a plethora of opportunities in academia, research or industry in a number of areas, including;

  • Health care
  • Diagnosis of the disease
  • Genetic engineering
  • Mariculture / Aquaculture
  • Food and nutrition
  • Pharmaceutical biotechnologies
  • Desert biotechnology
  • Industrial biotechnologies
  • R and D cosmetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Nanobiotechnologies
  • Textile industry
  • Biotechnologies for agriculture and the environment

Biotechnology professionals can work in profiles such as:

  • Medical Scientists
  • Biomedical engineers
  • microbiologists
  • Biological technicians
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technicians
  • Biophysicists
  • microbiologists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Bioproduction specialists
  • Bioproduction operators
  • Research and development
  • Process development scientists.


Upon successful completion of BTech’s UGC recognized degree in Biotechnology, a student can earn a salary ranging from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 per month with excellent incremental growth.

After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in IBT – Integrated Biotechnology (BTech. + MTech.) Or after completing a Master’s in Biotechnology, a starting salary of Rs 50,000 per month and more can be obtained.

Those academics can get a starting salary of around Rs 50,000 per month or according to the government. balance. Furthermore, the sky is the limit for those who opt for start-up / entrepreneurship paths in biotech.


Many colleges and universities in India run BTech / BSc. in Biotechnology and Integrated (BTech + MTech) in Biotechnology.

Students after completing 10 + 2 in Science stream (PCB / PCMB / PCM) can study this program while those starting with an MTech / MSc. in Biotechnology, you must complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Medicine and Life Sciences, among others.

Some institutes offer 1-year degree courses in Biosciences (especially Bioinformatics) which can be chosen from regular BSc’s. even the students.

Students interested in opting for research as a career should pursue doctoral (PhD) studies, which you can choose to do at a reputable foreign university or a credible Indian university.

The article was written by Dr Vyas M Shingatgeri, Dean of the School of Biosciences at Apeejay Stya University, Gurugram (Haryana).


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