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What are the Course and Career Options Available After B.Sc. Chemistry?

There are a whole lot of options that are there to build up your career after B.Sc. Chemistry. You can get into research work, pharmacology, academia, bioinformatics, and a lot more. Along with these, you can even indulge yourself in multiple part-time jobs to make some extra bucks.

Chemistry graduates have a vast knowledge of chemicals, medicinal composition as well as scientific technology. This results in a plethora of job options that pay very well in the government as well as the private sector.

Now, there are various available courses after B.Sc. Chemistry that you can pursue. But the most important question is which ones are the most job oriented courses after B.Sc. Chemistry?

Let us take a look:

  • MSc Applied Chemistry: The course is an application of the study of chemical elements to the industry. Graduates of M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry have a wide range of job opportunities like Government agencies, supply, and distribution of medicine, Defence services, Hospitals, etc. The average salary for a Master’s of Science in Applied Chemistry is between INR 3 and 4 LPA starting. Most students opt for this course after B.Sc. Chemistry.
  • MSc Inorganic Chemistry: Inorganic chemistry as a specialization of chemistry is focused on the study and analysis of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Top recruiting areas include Metallurgy firms, Battery manufacturing firms, research labs etc. The average salary for a Master’s of Science in Inorganic Chemistry is between INR 14000 and INR 21000 per month.
  • MSc Organic Chemistry: In the public sector, one can find opportunities in Oil India, Geological Survey of India, Meteorological Survey of India, and Department of Oceanography, etc. Other areas where they can get jobs are management, production, packaging, quality control, marketing, and sales in industries such as pharmaceuticals, foods, dyes, cosmetics, polymer, chemicals, etc. The average salary for a Master’s of Science in Organic Chemistry is between INR 4 and 5 LPA starting.
  • MSc Physical Chemistry: After completion, students are able to explore their skills in the areas of health and medical organizations, the food and drink industry, energy, and research. The average salary for a Master’s of Science in Physical Chemistry is between 2 Lakhs to 18 Lakhs depending upon experience
  • MSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Successful postgraduates of M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry are lucratively employed in chemical and petroleum industries. The average salary for a Master’s of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry is between 3 Lakhs to 12 Lakhs per annum
  • MSc Bio-Chemistry: There is a flood of employment areas where you can try to get placed after this course’s completion such as Research Laboratories, Diagnostics Centres, Pharma Companies, Medical Equipment Manufacturing Companies, Biotechnology Firms, etc. One can earn up to 5 Lakhs yearly after this course.

Some more Courses that can be done after B.Sc. chemistry are:

  • Master’s degree in Computational Chemistry
  • M E. / M Tech in Chemical Engineering
  • MSc Molecular Chemistry
  • MSc Bio-informatics
  • MSc Physical & Materials Chemistry

Eligibility required to be able to pursue an M.Sc. in Chemistry after B.Sc. Chemistry

Program Level Postgraduate
Full Form Master of Science in Chemistry
Duration 2 years
Eligibility Graduation + Chemistry as one of the main subjects at 10+2 level
Admission Process Entrance Exams
Course Fees Up to 50,000 (Approx.)
Top Entrance Exams IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.)
Indian Institute of Science, BHU
M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Examinations of various universities

To get admission into top colleges of DU or IIT, you need to score extremely well in your undergraduate course. Your basics should also be very clear in order to crack these exams. Remember that the best students of India come to study in these institutes, the competition is high and you will have to prepare for the entrance exam for over six months.

After completing your M.Sc. in Chemistry, if you further wish to stay in academics, you can opt for an MPhil/Ph.D. To be a doctorate, it requires truckloads of determination and tremendous efforts.

  • Choose the area in which you would like to do your research
  • Find a professor who has work in a similar area of your choice
  • Contact them and pitch in your research proposal. If they like your idea, they will take you as their PhD research fellow
  • Along with the above, you also need to qualify the university’s PhD entrance exam
  • If you qualify the NET JRF exam, then you are entitled to a good amount of fellowship per month as soon as you register for PhD.

There are various other certificate courses after BSc Chemistry that you can also opt to do:

You can pursue a P.G. Diploma in Analytical Chemistry from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU, New Delhi). The jobs that you will score will be:

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Analytical Chemistry Lab Manager
  • Analytical Chemistry Research Associate
  • Analytical Chemistry Tutor/Teacher
  • Senior Process Analytical Scientist

You can take short term certificate courses in Biochemistry, Application of Chemistry, Molecular Chemistry, and so on from online course providers like Coursera, Edx, and Simplilearn.

You must have already observed from above the sectors that offer jobs after B.Sc chemistry. Just to throw light on them once again, they include:

  • Chemical Laboratories
  • Clinical Laboratories
  • Health Care Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Cosmetics and Perfume Industry
  • Military Hospitals
  • Fertilizer Plants
  • Energy Firms
  • Forensic Labs

Various job profiles that you can get after B.Sc. Chemistry :

  • Chemist: Chemistsanalyze compounds, refine substances, and test chemical products. Their role is to improve the quality of products and procedures while ensuring safety. The average salary of a chemist is Rs 3,37,00 PA.
  • Pharmacy Assistant: Dispenses prescription medication and other medical products to patients under the direction of a licensed pharmacist. The average Pharmacy Assistant Salary in India is ₹200,145 per annum.
  • Geneticist: They study the role that genes play in disease and health. The average Geneticist Salary in India is ₹370,000 per annum.
  • Lab Assistant: They are highly-analytical professionals possessing in-depth knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and equipment. Their duties include processing samples, classifying results, and recording findings. The average salary is about Rs 18,000 per month.
  • Toxicologist: Toxicologistsstudy the safety and biological effects of drugs, chemicals, agents, and other substances on living organisms. The average salary for a Toxicologist in India is ₹1079000.
  • Biochemist: They analyze enzymes, DNA, and other molecules to research the effects of drugs and food on biological processes. The average salary for an Experienced Biochemist in India is ₹305209.

Few other jobs that can be scored are Cytologist, Technical Writer, Research Analyst, Lecturer, etc.

Since most of the job-oriented courses after B.Sc. chemistry have been listed above along with the jobs that they will land you up with, let us take a look at other.

Part-time job options after B.Sc. Chemistry

  • Content Developer

A content developer’s job includes developing creative and engaging content for CBSE/ ICSE classes and/ or JEE(Mains). You will have to do a number of tasks such as making notes/video curriculum for JEE (Mains), preparing Sample MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions), preparing mock tests, reviewing the videos to check the concepts and grammar. You can develop content for various online platforms such as BYJU’s, Khan Academy etc

Salary can be anywhere between ₹15,000 to ₹50,000 per month.

  • Online Teacher

You can enroll yourself with companies such as bharattutors, etutor home etc and become online tutors. One only needs a laptop and a good internet connection to be able to do this job from home. Once your documents have been verified, just go online when your class is scheduled and interact with the students. You might have to teach chemistry to students of class 6th to class 12th. Certain students would also want to be tutored for JEE/ NEET.

Salary can be anywhere between Rs 300- Rs 400 per hour.

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  • Bank a/c and PAN Card.
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  • Medical Lab Technician

The job of a medical lab technician includes draw blood samples for investigations in appropriate tubes, coordinate patients to consultation and direct them to appropriate investigations, run basic tests on simple machines like cell counter, dry chemistry machine. Your major tasks will be to keep reports ready, schedule, send and follow up on patients.

Med Lab technicians are required in almost all hospitals/ pathology labs. You can take this job according to a shift that is comfortable for you.

The average salary is about Rs 16,000 per month.

  • Proof- Reading

You can become a freelance proof-reader for various theses, books, papers that are being written in the field of chemistry. Your clients can send in their work to you for correction and you can charge according to the length of the work. You need to have a strong command over not only the language in question, but even scientific terms as well as analogies. This is to eliminate any typos or spelling errors.

Once your clientele has been built, you can keep taking up more and more material to proof-read according to your time in hand.

One can earn between Rs 7,000 to Rs 20,000 a month from this job.

  • YouTube

If you think you can make interesting videos related to the subject of chemistry, then YouTube is a great stop for you. Just be consistent and keep posting unique and informative videos in order to build a strong audience base. Once you have a good number of views, you’re all set to monetize your account. Setup an account with Google Adsense and there you have it! Very soon you will start earning Rs 200-300 per thousand views.

YouTube is a great way to earn a lot of money as well as get famous. There are many teachers such as GS Khan, Pradeep Sharma etc who create excellent videos in the field of chemistry and release them on YouTube.

In the end, here is a list of top Recruitment Companies for B.Sc. Chemistry Graduates

  • SRF Limited
  • IGL businesses
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Gujarat Fluorochemicals
  • GHCL Ltd
  • Deepak Nitrite Limited
  • Gharda Chemicals
  • BASF India Ltd
  • Cipla
  • Solar Industries India Ltd
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
  • Biocon
  • UPL Ltd

Conclusion

After reading the above article, you for sure know which course is the best for you after B.Sc Chemistry. There are hundreds of opportunities after doing your bachelors in the sciences. Choose you field according to your interest, passion, ability and goal since every individual has a different calling. You may not fit into the stream your friend is opting, you may not achieve success quickly but with consistent effort, you are bound to reach your ambition.

Don’t lose hope and keep working hard!

 

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