Aanchal Bhatiani

What is the scope for B.sc biochemistry ? do I require maths in 12th class for doing it ?

I hav just given my 12th exams with subjects: physics ,chemistry , biotechnology , english ,biology

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RE: What is the scope for B.sc biochemistry ? do I require maths in 12th class for doing it ?

Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
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Thank you for choosing Meracareerguide and writing to us. A career in Bio chemistry is very interesting as it combines Biology and Chemistry. This means you can work at either Biology sectors or chemistry sectors or even at both. With a degree in Biochemistry you can pursue the following careers.

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  1. Teaching: With a BSc Biochemistry you are qualified to teach at schools. However with a MSc or a PhD Bio Chemistry you can work at college level.

  2. Science policy: You can work at the board level where policies are constructed for science and research. This includes funding for science, utilisation or resources and creation of policies for science.

  3. Bioinformatics: You can work as a Bio informatician as you will create, model and design structure of molecules using computers or computer aided system. To deisgn molecules a basic knowledge in chemistry and its molecule structure is essential.

  4. Commerce: You can get involved with the commerce/ trading of pharmaceutical products or biochemical products. This all together rely upon the entire function of business, human resources, marketing, operations, project management and research and development.

  5. Human health: You can work at human health departments where new bio molecule structures are designed to manufacture a variety of human health pharmaceuticals for treating cancer, HIV and other diseases.

  6. Biotechnology: You can work at biotechnology industry especially at manufacturing large scale chemicals, pharmaceuticals or plant medicine industries where understanding molecule structure and design are required.

  7. Fundamental research: You can also take part in basic research and development departments at any biological and chemical industry that designs protein structure, genes or enzymes.

  8. Patent law: You can also get involved in issuing patent law for medicines that uses bio chemical products. As a patent law issuer, you will test the effective use of medicines and check on the design of experiments carried out in manufacturing the medicines.

  9. Forensics: You can work at forensic department where you analyse samples, study molecule structures to test the samples to understand to what system the molecules belong and to which species.

  10. Marketing: A relevant biochemical knowledge is highly required to understand to target potential customers for certain pharmaceutical brands. You can get involved in sales and marketing division at pharma and bio companies.

  11. Science communication: Finally you can also get involved into science communication like medical transcription or writing ebooks on certain pharmaceutical products.

Hope this helps.

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