Biotechnology careers: Networking skills requiredEditorial Team152|0Last Updated:11:48 am, May 10, 2012
Courses such as Biotechnology or Bioengineering require strong foundations in Maths, Physics and Biology.
Students who enjoy Maths, Science, Technology and solving problems should do well in Biotechnology. Communication skills are important in this area.
Most companies prefer students with a Master’s degree or a PhD. The salary from Bachelor’s to a Master’s is known to double in some fields such as Clinical Research. Students with a PhD can earn over Rs 6 lakh per annum.
What if you don’t have a Science degree?
You can go into other areas in Biotechnology such as Human Resources, Finance or IT. However, students with a B Com can consider a career as in Clinical Research Management.
Your networking skills will depend upon the stage of your course.
Considering a career in Biotechnology: Use social media such as LinkedIn to get in touch with professionals in the industry.
Looking for an institute offering Biotechnology: Ensure that the institute has a good brand name, faculty are well qualified and placement records are good.
Currently enrolled in a Biotech course: Attend events and seminars on Biotechnology, make full use of internships to get your first job, make use of professors’ experience.
Just graduated and looking for a job in Biotechnology: Make use of your batchmates’ networks, get in touch with alumni, ask your professors for help and gain experience in internships, even if they are unpaid.
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