In my previous blog Scholarships for science graduates we discussed about scholarships for students. This time let us focus on some unique career opportunities for science graduates we don’t think of and that a graduate or post graduate in science can pursue.
Especially as it is said that it is difficult for a science graduate to land a job , and i myself being in the science field can say that I have been through the phase of job hunting. See, it is great if you have a passion for what you have studied and would like to do something in your field no matter what.
But in case you ended up opting science and you don’t know what to do next, let me tell you your opportunities of having a good job don’t end.
A science graduate has as many opportunities as any other graduate. Your doors to success have not closed, if they have , let me open them for you.
CAREER AS NATURAL SCIENCE MANAGERS
If you are a science graduate and have good skills in critical thinking, leadership, problem solving. Then you can easily end up being a Geophysical manager,Agriculture research director or a Geochemical manager. Natural science managers usually oversee teams of scientists,they help in directing research activities, publication activities and more.
CAREER IN SALES AND MARKETING
This is one field that is growing exponentially. In order to cope up with this growth we need professionals with good communication , leadership and analytical skills. Most of the companies often hire fresh graduates and also offer very good salary packages .so , this must be a job you can easily find as most of the companies have a sales and marketing department.
CAREER IN ADVERTISEMENT
The advertisement sector is another promising field for graduates.If you are artistically touched and have a creative head then for sure you should try this field.If you want a desk job that is interesting and that challenges you every day then definitely give it a try.
CAREER AS A PATENT ATTORNEY
If you want to pursue science but not be a scientist or research analyst, then we have an option for you, you can be a patent attorney.The plus point is that you don’t require any legal degree for this .You can combine you basic science knowledge and patent knowledge for this job. Of course you would need good writing skills and will require a training period at any company, but once you are good with it you can land yourself in a very high income job.
CAREER AS A COLOUR TECHNOLOGIST
Here you would be involved with science and technology of colour application.Work can be from various sectors be it textiles, paper, cosmetics,foodstuff, medical products or furnishings.You will have to identify colours for clients, formulate dyes, standardize the procedure etc.these field too offers a minimum training period for the science graduates and then promotes them according to their skills.As these technologists are required by many sectors the demand is really high and so is the salary.
CAREER AS A FOOD TECHNOLOGIST/QUALITY CONTROLLER
Graduates in any field of science can do this job but it would be helpful if you have a food related degree or diploma.So as a food technologist, it’s your job to make sure that food products are safely and legally produced.As now there are many brands of food from chips, biscuits to rice, canned food etc, the quality assurance is a must for any company to market it. This, therefore increases the opportunities many folds.
Their are many other job opportunities be it in the field of agriculture,teaching or manufacturing(including cosmetics, food, chemical industry). Microbiology graduates always have opportunities in hospitals, clinical labs, diagnostic labs etc. If you have good writing skills you can also get yourself into scientific publishing,research analyst etc. jobs.
Apart from these you can always enter various government sector jobs by passing PSC or SSC examinations. I would never say that it is an easy task,you have to sit through exams and interviews to get any job but it is as we say ‘No pain, no gain’ . So, get your biodata ready and register yourself on sites like indeed and naukri.com, also on company sites you are interested in and I promise that you would have a job very soon.
All the best!