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Career Options after Graduating?

Hi, I wanted to know what are the possible career options with a Bachelors' Degree in Life Sciences.

Thanks in advanced for your help! #science #career #career-choice #career-path

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Suddhasattwa’s Answer

Hi Hrucha,

Its quite exciting to work right after graduating from your college, as even I started my career right after my college.
Yes there are plenty of job opportunities after your complete your graduation.
Your tagging says "science" so science graduates has even more career opportunities.
You can work for few years (3-5yrs) and then apply for your masters too.

Especially, look for those companies who are hiring for "graduate program hiring" - as many MNC companies hire fresh graduates and put them in 12 months intensive program (salaried) where you can learn, certify yourself there and work as full time on successful completion of the program. Cisco, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Dyson and many more. So keep your profile ready in various job sites as jobstreet, indeed, monster, linkedIn or which ever your country follows. Also check the company website's career page to become early applicant with an impressive resume.

Good luck with your job hunt and beautiful career ahead.

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Makgala’s Answer

Career options for someone with a degree in Life Sciencescan vary. You can get opportunities in research, education, or industry. Working as a lab technician, research scientist, and biochemist are just a few examples of the many employment choices.
1. Biomedical Scientist
Biomedical scientists examine medical samples, for example, of blood and tissue, helping doctors to diagnose and treat diseases. They use their knowledge and test results to advise and support doctors and other medical staff. Biomedical scientists need an in-depth knowledge of areas such as pathology, anatomy and physiology.

2. Biotechnologist
Biotechnologists combine biology, the science of living things, with technology. They research and develop the use of biology to solve problems in areas such as health care, the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, agriculture, food production and environmental protection

Biochemists study the chemistry of life. They investigate life’s processes at the level of molecules, using their knowledge to identify and solve biological problems. They research and develop new products and processes to benefit a wide range of areas, including food processing, pharmaceuticals, health care and agriculture.

Computational Biologist
Computational biology involves the development and application of data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modelling and computational simulation techniques to the study of biological, behavioural, and social systems. The field is broadly defined and includes foundations in computer science, applied mathematics, animation, statistics, biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, ecology, evolution, anatomy, neuroscience, and visualization

Microbiologists study the biology and chemistry of microbes. They apply their knowledge to solve problems in areas like agriculture, food production, the water industry, medicine and pharmaceuticals, and to manage and protect the environment.

Clinical Research Associate
Clinical research associates organise and run trials to test the safety of new medicines and to see if they work well. They choose and set up sites where tests take place, supervise trials and monitor the quality of data from the trials.

Industrial Pharmacist
Industrial pharmacists are involved in the discovery and development of safe, effective drugs and medicines. They can work at any stage of the process, including research, development, clinical trials, overseeing production, quality testing, marketing and applying to have the drug legally registered.

Research Assistant
A research assistant is a researcher employed, often on a temporary contract, by a university or a research institute, for the purpose of assisting in academic research. Research assistants are not independent and not directly responsible for the outcome of the research and are responsible to a supervisor or principal investigator. Research assistants are often educated to degree level and might be enrolled in a postgraduate degree program and simultaneously teach.

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data. As an interdisciplinary field of science, bioinformatics combines computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to study and process biological data.

All the best

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Geoffrey’s Answer

With that impressive degree, there are so many options. Simply go to your state's life science trade association and there will likely be job positing by member companies looking for talented young employees. The bio-science industry is one of the fasted growing sectors in the US and the pay scale is very impressive. There are many different types of life science entry jobs, from mechanical applications, biological ones, and even computer modeling.

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Priya’s Answer

Jobs you will find in the life science sector:

Biomedical Scientist
Computational Biologist
Clinical Research Associate
Industrial Pharmacist
Research Assistant

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Dipen’s Answer

You can look into small pharma companies, labs, medical device, agricultural labs as a start. After that if you can do masters in the field you are interested in.

Good Luck,
Dipen Patel

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Congrats on your soon to have your bachelor it is such an Amazon achievement I found below career options for you

Biomedical Scientist. Biomedical scientists examine medical samples, for example, of blood and tissue, helping doctors to diagnose and treat diseases. ...
Biotechnologist. ...
Biochemist. ...
Computational Biologist. ...
Microbiologist. ...
Clinical Research Associate. ...
Industrial Pharmacist. ...
Research Assistant.

Hope this helps good luck

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Himanshu’s Answer


You have many options in Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Hospitals and healthcare sector. It depends on what makes you happy (you will be doing this work for a large part of your life). Other people have already covered many options, so I will talk about a sales role. In healthcare sector, its important for a sales representative to understand the disease, therapy and how the product helps a doctor treat the patient. Life-sciences background helps a person understand these and learn faster. Many MNCs have internships/full-time roles available on their websites.

Wish you the best.

Himanshu recommends the following next steps:

Visit Youtube to see a day in Life of a medical sales rep
Visit websites of companies in Healthcare sector. Eg. Medtronic, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson.