Gone are the days where a science student has to either become a doctor or an engineer. Changing trends in technologies and transitions in the business world have changed the career opportunities of science students. Now, science graduates can seek a promising career across sectors and varied emerging profiles. Recent study mentioned that IT software and hardware, healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and BFSI are the top hiring sectors for science graduates. Here are some rewarding job profiles for science students:
Market research analyst: Demand for market research analysts have been significantly increasing today. Their job profile includes analyzing the markets and competition to identify business opportunities for the organization and maintain necessary contact with suppliers, agencies, customers, industry associations and government representatives. A candidate with good logical and analytical skills, market research and communication skills can earn up to Rs 3 lakh-6 lakh per annum.
Data scientist: Demand for data scientists are growing in the IT and consulting sectors. Job role involves categorization of company data and optimization of technologies. A candidate with strong technical, analytical and logical skills can earn up to Rs 4 lakh-8 lakh per annum.
Cyber security specialists: Experts predict that demand is expected to grow for cyber security specialists with the advent of smart Cities projects and Internet of Things (IoT). Job role involves facilitating security certifications, coordinating with corporate teams in malware analysis and testing remediation process, identifying and evolving cyber security solutions. Candidates with knowledge of network security, cyber forensics, cyber law, Linux and UNIX are offered with Rs 3.5 lakh-7 lakh per annum.