Date :11 Jul, 2018

Posted By:Team Jitin Chawla's Centre for Career Development



One can grab a number of career opportunities in the spectrum of PCB Stream. These opportunities may include Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences, Food Technology, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Ayurveda, Home Science, etc. as well as the mainstream prospects in Medical Sciences.

Pharmacist: A pharmacist is responsible for dispensing and managing medications, educating patients on correct usage of drugs and potential drug side effects, and managing the overall health care or well-being of patients in the setting of pharmacies and dispensaries. Pharmacists must know how to handle medications for patients’ safety and how to give correct dosages. Furthermore, it is the duty and legal obligation of all pharmacists to know and follow the laws pertaining to the prescribed medication. Staying abreast of new research in pharmaceutical developments safety should be the main concern.

Food Technology / Food Processing: It is a branch of food science and a set of methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for the consumption of humans and animals. Processing of foods lead to preservation, enhances its flavour and reduces the toxins. The modern food processing techniques have led to the feasibility of the development of modern-day supermarkets. The rising consumerism in the societies of developed and developing countries has contributed to the growth of food processing industries with techniques such as spray drying, juice concentrates, freeze drying, artificial sweeteners, colorants and preservatives. Thus, food technology is a high-in demand and a golden career opportunity.

Home Science: It is an interdisciplinary scientific course covering a wide spectrum of subjects falling under 3 main core subjects -  Nutrition, Human Development and Family Resource Management As there is a growing concern for health and nutrition, the changing lifestyle of present generation, a degree in Home Science has come to the forefront. Since Home Science is multidisciplinary in nature, you can aim to become a Dietician, Nutritionist, Healthcare Counsellor after completing the necessary education.

Microbiologists: A study of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, and some types of parasites is called Microbiology. A microbiologist tries to understand how these organisms live, grow and interact with their environment. Thus, the job profile of a microbiologist is restricted to the domain of laboratory, research and experimentation. You can also pursue teaching or research jobs in this field of study.

Biomedical Sciences: It is another field of study that you can pursue after PCB. Biomedical sciences refer to the natural and life sciences applied domain, and helps in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various human diseases. The job profile of a student who has completed the necessary education would be to be responsible for handling different biological samples and screening and testing of lifestyle diseases..

Physiotherapists: A person who tests, measures and treats neurological, pulmonary, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular conditions caused due to illness, injury or congenital disorders is known as physiotherapist. They use therapeutic agents such as heat, radiation, electricity, water, massage and exercise to cure weak muscles and restore joint movements.

Medical Laboratory Technology: Also known as Clinical Laboratory Science, it is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases by means of clinical laboratory tests. A medical lab technician works in laboratory settings that help in diagnosis. Due to a vast number of advanced equipment, the count of career opportunities in this field is also increasing.

Ayurveda Medicine: Ayurveda draws on ancient Indian practices and provides holistic treatment for the body and mind. Like any other scientific field, an intensive research and development work is needed for Ayurvedic practices. There are a number of Ayurvedic hospitals, clinics and medical centres around the country, run by both government and private institutions, thus, getting jobs as Ayurvedic doctors and surgeons are plentiful.

It is essential to understand the various career opportunities, but you should also ascertain your career goals, your interests and your aptitude and then go forth with the right career prospect for you.