Career Prospects of Popular Science Streams

 Science is a broad term and has pure science as well as applied science under its umbrella 

There are lots of opportunities in science related subjects. Some of them are: 

  • Forensic Science: The challenging and interesting field of forensic science is related with the investigation of crime and has a great value in courts or legal proceedings. It involves analyzing all physical evidence found on a victim on the scene of a crime and provides expert testimony in a court of law. The evidences might include traces of blood, saliva, other body fluids, hair, fingerprints, footwear impressions, explosives, specimens of tissue for poisons, blood and urine for alcohol, etc. Based on the analysis of evidence collected they have to prepare a report of their investigation. They work closely with the police to provide scientific evidence that is admissible in the court. Forensic experts can find jobs in government as well as private sector.
  • Medical Science: Along with the usual MBBS, science students can find avenues in BDS (Dental Surgery), B. Pharma (Pharmacy), Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Nursing, Veterinary Science, etc.  One can also attain specializations in the field of medicine and surgery to become a Psychiatrist, Neurologist, Pediatrician, Pathologist, Cardiologist, etc. To get admitted to a reputed medical college, various combined entrance exams are held at state levels. Also various diplomas are available in the field of nursing, pharmacy, etc. The eligibility criteria basically remain having science in high school.
  • Horticulture: A horticulturist is a professional who uses his/her knowledge of the science of plant cultivation. Horticulturists work to improve crop yield, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases and environmental stress.
  • Biotechnology: The field of biotechnology is one of the fastest growing fields. A career in biotechnology relates to research and development, clinical research, production and quality control and patent administration.

If a person has a strong interest in pure sciences, then there are a lot of avenues waiting. Explore the Sciences section to know about other careers that you can pursue in this domain.