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What After a Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology?

Biotechnology is a comparatively recent course and thus many people including the ones who already have a bachelor's degree in biotechnology tend to have a confusion as to what all career options can they pursue after biotechnology.
The study in the field of biotechnology provides various scopes in the field of pharmaceuticals, food as well as agricultural sector. However, every sector generally prefers someone who has a master's degree rather than a bachelor's degree. However if you do not wish to continue pursuing a master's degree in biotechnology and want to pursue a career in something divergent then you still have a lot of options available which are as follows:

1. Masters in Business Administration (MBA) 

An MBA has always proved to be one of the best career choice in the field of commerce. The demand for MBA is increasing day by day. No matter what one does MBA is always proves to be a good option.

A master's degree in courses related to business administration are not only in great demand but they also provide a new ocean of knowledge even for people who have no prior idea about how a business is run. If you are just bored of studying the general biotechnology and want to explore new opportunities then this is just the perfect option for you. An MBA can be done in various fields like finance, marketing, management, etc. but if you already have a bachelor's degree in biotechnology then an MBA in pharmaceutical management or in food technology management can be the fields that would interest you.

2. MTech in data analytics

A data analyst works with the given data systematically to convert it from a complex data into a more better or organised form. Data analytics helps one to sort outlet a pool of information into a better or organised form. 

Data analytics has proved to be a boon for almost every sector from pharmaceutical to banking. The need to sort out huge and complicated data of a company into an easy form will have a large amount of increment as the company grows. Therefore the scopes of a data analyst are quite wide. 

3. PG in nutrition and food processing

Biotechnology has always played a vital role in increasing the nutritional aspects of food products. The post graduation courses related nutrition and food processing can prove to be a great opportunity for the one who has previous knowledge about biotechnology. The food processing industries would need someone who will help them fortify their food products by using the advanced methodologies of biotechnology. Honestly who doesn't need their food with more nutritious value than normal.

A post graduation in nutrition and food processing has another benefit. Suppose one have made a new food product using the methods of biotechnology. The knowledge of food processing may also help one to get a biotech related food product processed according to the needs of the market. Thus one can establish their own food processing unit for the production of new food products of biotechnology and become an entrepreneur.

4. PG in Dieititics 

The desire of everyone to achieve a fit and a healthy body has made the field of dietitics quite significant. The need for dietiticians are increasing as they are becoming a necessity for maintaining a better lifestyle. A dietician can help one to lose or gain weight and also to provide a balanced diet which includes all of the essential vitamin and nutrients. A biotechnologist already has a lot of knowledge about the nutrient values of food and also it's reaction in the human body.

A post graduation in dietitics can help one to set up a fitness center which would help people to live a much more healthy life. The need for dietiticians are also increasing in hospitals as well as clinics. A proper diet is a requirement from diabetic patients to pregnant women.

5. MTech in perfumery and flavor technology

Perfumes and flavor industries are gaining its significance day by day. There are around millions of fragrances and aromas in the world each one having a unique characteristic smell but did you know that the different aromas produced in food materials and plant can be a result of biomolecules or microbes present in the raw materials. The process starting from collecting the raw materials to extracting the final product requires the major techniques of bioseperation and downstream processing which has already been studied by the one who has done bachelor's in biotechnology.  The flavors which are produced in the food products are the result of various of chemical as biological reactions. The reactions in the development of aromas and flavor in food products are due to the action of microbes or enzymes on food materials.

A master's degree in perfumery and flavor would enable one to work in the manufacturing industries of perfumes. It also has a lot of scope in food industries as flavor is one of the most significant component in food products. An important aspect  


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