Job Check: Scope of Emerging Careers


With the field of science gaining popularity among students, its scope is also increasing. More number of students are opting for the subject presently.

Here are a few promising careers for science graduates

  1. Agriculture Consultant

The main roles of and Agriculture consultant is to advise and guide the farmers in the areas of development, implementation and financial implication of new agricultural techniques and products.

Other responsibilities include organizing farm walks, lectures, discussions and demonstrations on agricultural produce, assisting clients in understanding the product.

Skills required:

  • Good communication skills,
  • An analytical bent of mind and
  • Good understanding of agriculture of agriculture

Popular areas: Agriculture, biotechnology

Estimated Salary: Rs 25,000-30,000 per month 



As an agricultural chemist, a candidate is required to conduct research and assist in the development of various agricultural products. They are also required to check the chemical composition of molecules and compounds in a food product.

Demand in industry: Agriculture, biotechnology, pharmaceutical

Skills required:

  • Oral and written communication skills,
  •  A keen interest in research,
  • Logical and reasoning skills

Estimated Salary: Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 per month



As a Medical Writer Professional, the work will involve lots of writing and drafting on medical topics. Professionals of this field are required to write scientific documents which include regulatory and research-related documents, disease-drug related educational and promotional literature and content for healthcare websites, magazines and journals.

The job also involves data interpretation and data presentation. Medica writing is an upcoming option for science graduates since they have sound knowledge of scientific terminology.

Skills required:

  • Ability to research and absorb information quickly,
  • Presentation skills,
  • Project and time management skills
  • Flair for writing is a must

 Popular areas: Pharmaceutical, KPOs, media/ publishing, healthcare websites

Expected Salary: Rs 22,000-25,000 per month



The other option open to medical students is working as a Medical coder. The job of a medical coder is to review the medical records of a person and then assign codes after tracking both, the doctor’s as well as nurse’s notes to verify the services provided to patients. After ascribing codes, the patient can claim healthcare benefits.

Skills required:

  • Technical knowledge of medical billing and the coding software,
  • Focused and attentive,
  • Should be good with numbers

Popular areas: ITeS/ BPO, healthcare/ hospitals, insurance

Salary: Rs 20, 000-25, 000 per month



A professional in this field has the aptitude for research and can make a career as a clinical research associate. As an associate, the candidate has to keep track of the on-going clinical trials.

Skills required:

  • Good administrative skills,
  • Communication skills,
  • Multi-tasking,
  • Independent worker.
  • Knowledge of clinical terminology is a must.

Popular areas: Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medicine

Expected Salary: Rs 23,000 to 27 000 per month

 Article Courtesy: The Times Of India

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