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307 Biology Colleges in 6 Countries Offering 2296 Courses

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dublin, Ireland
Rank : #1
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
21685
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep, Jul, Nov
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cambridge, United States
Rank : #1
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2 years
1 year Fee -  
null
IELTS -  
Band 7
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Sep
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2 years
1 year Fee -  
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IELTS -  
Band 7
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Sep
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auckland, New Zealand
Rank : #1
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3 years
1 year Fee -  
33688
IELTS -  
Band 6
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Mar, Jul
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3 years
1 year Fee -  
39584
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Band 6
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Mar, Jul
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
39584
IELTS -  
Band 6
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Mar, Jul
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
42606
IELTS -  
Band 7.5
Intake -  
Mar
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oxford, United Kingdom
Rank : #1
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
11075
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Oct
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
22356
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Oct
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parkville, Australia
Rank : #1
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
39628
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Feb,July
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
39628
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Band 6.5
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Feb,July
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
39628
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb,July
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
39628
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb,July
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
45500
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
45500
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
45500
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
45500
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1.5 years
1 year Fee -  
47712
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
50312
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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singapore, Singapore
Rank : #1
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
17100
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Jul
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
17100
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Aug
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
72100
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Oct,Apr
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stanford, United States
Rank : #2
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
16901
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
34000
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
34000
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
50000
IELTS -  
Band 7
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Dec
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
80781
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Dec
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
80781
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Dec
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gatton, Australia
Rank : #2
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
41232
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
41232
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
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auckland, New Zealand
Rank : #2
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
31830
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
31830
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
31830
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
31830
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
35070
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
35070
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
35070
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
35070
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
35070
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
35070
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
35070
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
38520
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
38520
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
38520
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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brisbane-cbd, Australia
Rank : #2
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
38896
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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singapore, Singapore
Rank : #2
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
17450
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Aug, Jul
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
17450
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Aug, Jul
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st-lucia, Australia
Rank : #2
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
44672
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
56904
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Jul
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canberra, Australia
Rank : #3
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
33888
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
33888
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
40416
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
40416
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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cork, Ireland
Rank : #3
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1 years
1 year Fee -  
18000
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Band 6.5
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Sep, Jul, Nov
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
22000
IELTS -  
Band 7
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Sep, Jul, Nov
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
22000
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Sep, Jul, Nov
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london, United Kingdom
Rank : #3
Duration -  
1 years
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16340
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Band 7
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Sep
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
21960
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Sep
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
21960
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Band 6.5
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Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
23710
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Sep
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1 years
1 year Fee -  
23710
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Sep
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1 years
1 year Fee -  
23710
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Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
23710
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Band 7
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Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
24610
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Band 6.5
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Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
25130
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1 years
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25130
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1 years
1 year Fee -  
25130
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Band 7
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Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
25490
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1 years
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25490
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25490
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25890
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1 years
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25890
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1 years
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25890
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Updated on - May 29th 2020 by Rachit Agrawal

Overview

 Biology, one of the three main branches of science, the other two being physics and chemistry, deals with life and living organisms. Its name has been derived from the Greek words "bios" (life) and "logos" (study). It includes the study of the physical structure, molecular interactions, chemical processes, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution of different organisms. The study of the branch is important because it helps us in various ways such as it provides an in-depth understanding of how all living and nonliving organisms interact among them, it gives insights about the diverse life forms, it encompasses other fields of research that are concerned with the sustainability of life which includes the environment, ecosystem, food quality, the study of the human body, causes of illnesses, analysis and prevention of diseases, development of medicines, etc.

 The foreign countries most preferred to study medicine as a Master’s degree course include Norway, Taiwan, Germany, France, Mexico and Argentina. Certain universities in which different streamlined courses of genetics are offered best as Master's degree courses include University of Sheffield and the King’s College London for terms of 1 year, Virginia Commonwealth University for a term minimum of 59 graduate credit hours and Charles Sturt University for a term of 1 and a half years, to name a few.

       

UG/PG degrees 

    Starting with the undergraduate courses, certain basic courses are available in many universities around the globe but different regions provide specify courses as well. Some common undergraduate courses such as in agriculture, farm management, horticulture, plant and crop services, veterinary science, food science and technology, biomedical sciences, environmental sciences, life sciences are commonly available in universities abroad with a duration ranging from 3 years to 5 years. It must be understood that various undergraduate courses have different time periods of completion. For instance in the Aberystwyth University, the United Kingdom,  the undergraduate course for Agriculture with Animal Science BSc (Hons) takes 3 years to complete but the course on Agriculture with Animal Science with Integrated year in industry BSc (Hons) takes 4 year to complete. Well, the same course may take different time periods to complete in different universities. For instance the Biochemistry BSc (Hons) course in Aberystwyth University takes 3 years to complete but the same course in University of Dundee takes 4 years to complete, while noting the fact that both the universities belong to the United Kingdom.

     Some popular undergraduate courses of biology pursued abroad are in the fields of  Biology, Medicine,  Agriculture with Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biology with Balanced Science, Biotechnology, Equine and Veterinary Biosciences, Genetics, Human biology and health, Industrial biotechnology, Marine and Freshwater biology, Microbiology, Parasite control, Plant biology and  Zoology.

Stanford University, University of California, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, Yale University, are certain reputed Universities providing graduation degrees in various streams of biology.

Now going country wise for a certain courses such as the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery are best provided in countries like Canada for a term of 4 years, Singapore and Hong Kong for terms of 5 years, Russia for a term of 6 years, to name a few. Certain reputed universities from which a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture can be pursued include Cornell University for a term of 4 year, University of Illinois at Urbana for a term of 4 years, Iowa State University for a term of 4 years, Kansas State University for a term of 4 years. The Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Washington, and University of Oxford are some top universities that provide a Bachelor's degree in microbiology.

 A Master’s degree preferably includes a kind of specialisation on the stream chosen during the undergraduate course. Certain colleges entertain a Master’s degree in a branch of biology only with a required period of field experience. Some courses other than those specified earlier for graduation on which a Master’s degree can be available are of Surgery, Forensic Biology, Eco-technology, Biochemistry, Bio-analytical and Pharmaceutical Analysis, Life Science Informatics, generative biology and medicine, biophysics, advanced Oncology, Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy, Cardiovascular Science, Animal husbandry, etc. Some universities are famous for providing certain courses for a Master's degree such as a course in Secondary Education Biology by University of Wolverhampton and a course on Microbiology and Infection by University of Birmingham for a periods of 1 year, a course on Agriculture by Purdue University and a course on Biological and Environmental Science by University of Jyvaskyla for a periods of 2 years, etc., is famous. For pursuing a Master’s degree in Agriculture the most popular universities include to name a few.

Exams required

Normally to study  abroad, the student is needed to produce their IELTS score or TOEFL score. These are language test and are very important if one wishes to study abroad as it checks the language proficiency of the student.  

 

Course details

The study of biology in terms of its various branches and their respective sub-branches is different in various countries and various courses offered by several institutes worldwide. Biology has several sub-disciplines which are defined and categorized by various research methods and related study patterns such as the broad division into the theoretical biology which uses mathematical formulae to establish facts and the experimental biology which uses empirical experiments. Biology can also be broadly classified two kinds – basic biology and applied biology. Basic biology is the research aimed at understanding fundamental problems, such as understanding how cells work. Applied biology is the application of basic scientific knowledge to solve practical problems, such as in the medical field. Applied biology uses and applies information obtained through basic biology. The basic biology consists of different branches like molecular biology, genetics, taxonomy, embryology, physiology, morphology, etc. The applied biology consists of various branches like agriculture, forestry, fishery, veterinary, science of medicine, economic biology, animal husbandry, etc.

 

Salary details

The minimum amount of salary is $70,000 while maximum can go upto $500,000 depending upon the chosen stream of research and expertise skills.

Top Universities

 

  • Harvard University 

 

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of Cambridge
  •  University of Oxford 
  • Stanford University

 

 

Top Colleges for Biology

  • University of Glasgow
  • Aberystwyth University
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Adelaide
  • Massey University 
  • University of Groningen
  • Shandong Normal University
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Edinburgh, 
  • Institute of Molecular Biology
  • London School of Hygiene  

 

Course details Level wise

 

Level

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees

Duration

Undergraduate - 3 to 4 years, Postgraduate - 1 to 2 years

Type

Bachelor of Science or Arts (Undergraduate), Master of Arts or Science (Postgraduate)

Eligibility

  • Bachelor’s Degree (must have completed class 12th with either the CBSE (All-India SSC) or CISCE (ISC) board, minimum IELTS score of 6.5 to 7 is required)
  • Master’s Degree (passed a Bachelor of Science, IELTS or TOEFL, Recommendation letter and SOPs).

Admission Process

  • Identifying country, universities and the course of your interest

  • Request universities for Application forms

  • Taking various required tests

  • Arranging and preparing Essays and recommendation letters

  • Completing and Sending Application forms along with required documents

  • Reporting various test scores to the universities

Average Salary

The range of salary is $50,00 to 300,000.

 

Top Universities Level wise

There are many Universities that offer both the courses in . Students can choose their type of university after studying all the details about it. Currently the most opted country to continue this course are UK, Canada, USA, Australia, etc.

 

Name

Location

Fees

Harvard University 

USA

1st Year Total Fees


Rs 45.63 Lakhs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

1st Year Total Fees


Rs 51.37 Lakhs

University of Cambridge

UK

1st Year Total Fees


Rs 62.44 Lakhs

University of Oxford 

Oxford OX1 2JD, UK

1st Year Total Fees


Rs 48.61 Lakhs

Stanford University

USA

1st Year Total Fees


Rs 51.09 Lakhs

 

Requirements & Eligibility Level wise

To study  in a top university, the student needs to fulfill some criteria. They should meet all the requirements so as to continue education from their desired college. The table shows some of the important criteria.

 

Academic Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Interested students must have completed class 12th with either the CBSE (All-India SSC) or CISCE (ISC) board
  • For CBSE board: CGPA of 9.6 with grade A1 in any subjects relevant to the course applied for
  • For CISCE board: Overall grade of at least 90%, with grades of at least 95% in three subjects (including any relevant to the course applied for) and 85% in the other two subjects.

  Masters Degree 

  • Student must have passed a Bachelor of Science with a minimum of 50% marks.

Exams

  • English proficiency test score such as IELTS or TOEFL depending on the university.

Work Experience

  • Well most of universities don’t ask for Work experience. But it totally depends on the admission process of the university as masters degree sometime needs work experience.

Others

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Statement of Purposes

 

Admission Procedure Level wise

Taking admission to a top university or college can be a tiresome task. It is advised to the students that they should consult an advisor to get admission. Deadlines are one of the most important aspect to take admission as missing these dates can leads to cancellation of the application of the students. 

Entrance exams 

  • Appear for entrance exams such as IELTS or TOEFL to get admission. The student should also seek exams required other that this as according to the need of University.

How To apply 

  • Identifying country, universities and the course of your interest
  • Request universities for Application forms
  • Taking various required tests
  • Arranging and preparing Essays and recommendation letters
  • Completing and Sending Application forms along with required documents
  • Reporting various test scores to the universities

Deadlines

  • For summer start programs (Jan 21, 2019)
  • For fall-start Programs (May 7, 2019)
  • For Spring-start Programs (Sept 7, 2019)

 

Course & Syllabus Details

Starting with the undergraduate courses for both the subjects, certain basic courses are available in many universities around the globe but different regions provide specify courses as well. A Master’s degree preferably includes a kind of specialization on the stream chosen during the undergraduate course.

 

Course

Topics Covered

Why this is Covered

Biology

Molecular biology, Genetics, Taxonomy, Embryology, Physiology, Morphology, agriculture, forestry, fishery, veterinary, science of medicine, economic biology, animal husbandry,

In order to build a clear concept among the student, so they can get a job or continue to research in their particular field.

 

Average Fees

The Average tuition fees for the course is around 30-40 lakh for most of the colleges in USA, UK and Canada. Apart from  the tuition fees there are many other type of charges such as accommodation, stationery and many other.

 

University

Tuition Fees(INR)

Other Expenses(INR)

Harvard University 

22 Lakhs

6 Lakhs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

45 Lakhs

10 Lakhs

University of Cambridge

27 lakhs

5 lakhs

University of Oxford 

29 lakhs

6 lakhs

Stanford University

35 lakhs

6 lakh

 

Career Scope 

As the spectrum of biology is colossal, which includes further sub-categorization as well, so are the future opportunities and job perspectives. 

Scope and Employment in Biology

  • With an undergraduate degree in a stream of biology, the progression can occur either by pursuing higher studies whose details have been given above.
  • Getting a job as a research assistant, a research technician, a sales representative in the agricultural, food processing, pharmaceutical, or biomedical industries, an assistant environmentalist, a genetic counselor or a high school teacher. 
  • A postgraduate degree with good grades can help in enrolling into subtle doctoral programmes or help in getting jobs of a registered nurse, doctor, practical or vocational nurse, pharmacy technician, medical laboratory technician, dentist, radiologic technologist, fitness trainer, massage therapist, surgical technologist, veterinary technician, respiratory therapist, nutritionist or a dietician.

 

Job and Salary Scope 

Major reasons to get a PhD in such fields are to become a biologist with required qualifications so as to perform research independently or work for post-secondary institutions, private employers or government agencies that require certain advanced credentials. The career opportunities can likely depend on the sub-specialty one has chosen. For instance, with a doctoral degree in microbiology, one can pursue jobs related to studying viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi or other microorganisms. One can also decide to specialize in the study of one particular type of microorganism. 

Position

Salary

Nutritionist

$70,000

Respiratory therapist

$90,000

Dietician

$80,000

Surgical technologist 

$170,000

 

Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard

Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.
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