Careers for Biology Students – Do not get depressed if you could not clear NEET.

do not get depressed if you could not crack NEET

Could not crack NEET?

It is a common misbelief that PCB students have only two options- either crack NEET or go for a BSc degree. Well, rest assured, that is not the case. There are innumerable careers for biology students. Some of them have been listed below.

courses in biology after 12th except mbbs

Biology literally means study of anything that is living. 

Careers for biology students

Dentist                                                                                         Pharmacist

Scientist                                                                                      Ayurvedic Physician

Homeopathic Physician                                                         Unani Medicine Expert

Naturopathy Expert                                                                Nurse

Physiotherapist                                                                        Veterinary Physician

Agriculture Expert                                                                   Zoologist

Botanist                                                                                      Exobiologist


“Some tortures are physical and some are mental. The one that is both is dental”

Dentists are considered equivalent to doctors by many. No doubt, a BDS graduate faces some hurdles initially, but once established, a dentist can earn almost as much as a general physician.

Course BDS
Entrance NEET UG
Course duration 5 years


Pharmacist pharmacy course

“Poison and medicine are often the same substances given with different intents”

Pharmacology is concerned with uses, effects and modes of action of drugs. If chemistry was your strength back in school, you will find pharmacology exciting. Career options – research, representation, and also business opportunities of your own.

Course B Pharma
Entrance On the basis of 10+2 grades/ Specific exam
Course duration 4 years



“The important thing is to never stop questioning”

If you are passionately curious about everything around you, a scientist would be a soothing job. NISER, IISc provide research oriented programs. Excellent job prospects await anyone who graduates from these prestigious institutions.

Course BS MS program
Entrance NEST – NISER
Course duration 5 years


Practitioner of Oriental/Traditional Medicine

Traditional and oriental schools of medicine are rapidly gaining prominence. Adoption by celebrities and public figures has increased their credibility manifold.

Entrance PAHUNT and various other exams
Course duration 3 years


Veterinary Doctorveterinary courses

“The best doctor in the world is a veterinarian. He can’t ask his patients what’s the matter. He’s just got to know”

If animals hold a special place in your heart, you’ll love working as a veterinary physician. A veterinary physician is responsible for curing and prevention of all the diseases, any animal may suffer from.

Forest departments, hospitals, clinics employ vets. If you like to be your own  boss, you can go ahead and set up a pet clinic of your own.

Course BVSc & AH
Entrance Specific entrance exam/ 10+2 score
Course duration 5 years


agriculture courseAgriculture expert

“No race can prosper until it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling as there is in writing a poem”

India is an agriculture dependent nation. Helping farmers with soil nutrition, healthy farming practices, etc will surely be a satisfying job. IISS employs soil scientists, physiologists etc.

Course BSc Agriculture/Horticulture
Entrance AIEEA-UG
Course duration 4 years


Zoologist/ Botanistbotany careers

There are an estimated 8.7 million species on earth. Very few of which have been documented, go ahead explore them all. A bachelors in botany or zoology opens to you areas like teaching, research, etc.

Course BSc
Entrance On the basis of 10+2 score
Course duration 3 years



Among careers for biology students, exobiology stands out as an extremely new field. Exobiology is an interdisciplinary branch of research, with limited scope in India. But if you have inclination and resources, you can always find courses abroad. Prestigious universities like ASU and PSU offer courses in exobiology. Space organisations like ISRO, NASA and ESA would be more than happy to hire a smart exobiology graduate.  


Nurses serve as the primary source of communication between doctors and patients. They supervise healthcare of patients and administer medication. Apart from this, they also provide psychological support to the patients and their families. Nurses make up a huge chunk of workforce in healthcare services. A nurse is closer to a patient than a doctor can ever be.

Course BSc Nursing
Entrance Specific entrance exam/ on the basis of 10+2 score
Course duration 4 years

So, we discussed many careers for biology students to pursue after completing school. We must always remember that NEET is not the end of  the world. There is a plethora of amazing careers other than a physician.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the COURAGE to continue that counts”