Become a Biologist: Step-by-Step Career Guide

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Many people advise young aspirants that biology is only for aspirants applying to medical school, or who want to teach. While biology does offer a fantastic background for medical school, there are many other career choices for a biology major. This is an excellent career option for the ones who love the subject and would want to pursue this career further. So,take one step closer and become a successful biologist. Let's dig into the article and know more about this career.

Eligibility Criteria and Higher Studies

Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree in biology. After graduating, one can pursue a master's followed by research courses in biology. Candidates with at least a master's degree in biology or associated fields are likely to get better job opportunities.

Curriculum and Core Subjects

Some of the important subjects are:
  1. Anatomy 
  2. Biophysics
  3. Cell and Molecular Biology
  4. Computational Biology 
  5. Ecology and Evolution 
  6. Environmental Biology 
  7. Forensic Biology 
  8. Genetics
  9. Marine Biology 
  10. Microbiology 
  11. Molecular Biosciences
  12. Natural Science
  13. Neurobiology
  14. Physiology
  15. Zoology 

Careers Related to the Field

Some of the career opportunities are:
  1. Health Educator
  2. Medical and Health Services Manager
  3. Genetic Counselor
  4. Biological Technician 
  5. Nurse Practitioner 
  6. Health Communications Specialist 
  7. Biochemist 
  8. Researcher 


A Biologist can earn a salary ranging from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh per year.

Top Universities

Some of the top universities and colleges in India are:
  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  2. Lal Bahadur Shastri PG College, [LBS PGC] Jaipur
  3. Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
  4. G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUAT), Udham Singh Nagar
  5. Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidhyalaya, Madhya Pradesh 
  6. Abeda Inamdar Senior College for Girls, Pune 
  7. Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University
  8. Chaitanya Educational Institutions (CEI), Warangal
  9. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  10. Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole, Jaipur 


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