MSc (Master of Science) Jobs, Career Options, Job Sectors, Salary, Top Companies 2020-2021

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Content Curator | Updated on - Oct 22, 2021

MSc or Master of Science is a purely research and academia based degree that provides ample learning and practical opportunity to the students in various fields and industries.

The course is usually pursued by students who are most interested to make a career in the research and academic industry in both government sector and private sector.

The average starting salary can be around INR 3-5 LPA in capacities such as JRF/SRF, Project Assistant, Young Professionals, Clinical Research Associate, Parma Associate, Research Executive, etc.

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MSc Job Sectors

Students have multiple options after completing MSc in any specialization. There are ample career opportunities of government as well as private jobs in the following sectors after doing Master of Science course:

Medical Laboratories Seed and Nursery Organizations Biotechnology Firms
Testing Laboratories Pharmaceutical Firms Agricultural Research Organizations
Botanical Survey Medical Research Wildlife and Fishery Departments
Food Research Institutes Hospitals Government and Private Colleges
Sustainable Development Industry Drug Research Institutes Public Schools

MSc Jobs & Career

The table below shows some of the common MSc Jobs that are pursued by freshers and experienced professionals.

Job Position Average Salary Highest Salary
Research Assistant INR 3 LPA INR 4 LPA
Junior Research Fellow INR 3 LPA INR 3.5 LPA
Senior Research fellow INR 3.5 LPA INR 4 LPA
Project Associate INR 3.5 LPA INR 6 LPA
Research Associate INR 4 LPA INR 7 LPA
QA/QC Executive INR 4 LPA INR 6 LPA
Clinical Research Associate INR 3.5 LPA INR 7 LPA
Pharma Associate INR 3.8 LPA INR 6 LPA
Market Research Associate INR 3.5 LPA INR 5 LPA
Food Safety Analyst INR 4.8 LPA INR 8.4 LPA
Drug Research Associate INR 3.2 LPA INR 6 LPA
Assistant Professor INR 5 LPA INR 10 LPA

Source: Payscale & Salary Explorer

Master of Science (MSc) Jobs & Salary

MSc Top Recruiters and Top Companies

The following are the top companies that hire MSc students for a professional career in a relative field:

MSc Top Companies
FSSAI Sun Pharma
Biocon Coca Cola 
Pepsi Co Cargo
Bharat Serums & Vaccines IQVIA
Novozymes NextGen Life Sciences
Panacea Indian Immunologicals Ltd.
ICAR Institutes CSIR Institutes

MSc Gender Breakdown gender breakdown

The image above shows the percentage of male and female professionals in the industry after completing MSc course. It can be seen that the number of males are higher than the number of females in the science and research industry after completing the MSc degree.

Master of Science [M.Sc] : 5 answered questions


Ques. Does IISER provide a 2-year MSc? If yes, how can I apply?

● Top Answer By Admin on 22 Oct 21

Ans. The answer is both yes and no. IISER Bhopal offers an integrated P.hD. program. It is an amalgamation of two years Masters and 5 years of P.hD. The course duration is 5 years.  Although the institute doesn’t offer a separate MS degree, it offers an MS exit option. This means you can choose to opt out of the integrated P.hD. program after completing your 2-year long Masters. Read more
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Ques. Is an M.Sc from Nalanda Open University good?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 20 Oct 21

Ans. If you want to stand out among others in your master’s degree, you should pursue your master’s in a regular mode from a government university. This will later help you to pursue your further studies in post-graduate degrees, like Ph.D. So it is suggested that you work a bit harder and try to get admission in a government college with the course offered in the regular mode. However, if you merely require a master’s degree, you can pursue it from any educational institution.Read more
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Ques. Which one should I choose: an MSc honours at BITS Pilani or computer science at PEC Chandigarh?

● Top Answer By Komal Chawla on 30 Apr 21

Ans. The MSc. Honours at BITS Pilani is a highly recommended course for every student who is interested in a combination of Science and Engineering. It is an excellent course provided by the institute, with great opportunities for students in various fields. The points below give a brief overview of the course of MSc. Honors provided by BITs Pilani. The course provided by BITS Pilani is a dual degree course, which comprises five years of study in total. After the first year of the course, you will be provided with subjects that belong to different branches of engineering (B.E). This is a great opportunity to explore such subjects from different streams, along with the conventional science subjects. You will get several choices in the selection of subjects and choose between topics according to your own decision. BITS Pilani is predominantly an engineering institute. Therefore, there are numerous minds in the institute for several technical works and inventions. The institute has earned recognition in the fields of space-travel bots, humanoid robots, Formula-one style cars, and a lot more. Students from BITS Pilani have been selected in Google Summer of Code several times, which is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world in the field of computer science. Other than the field of academics, students of BITS Pilani get the freedom to perform anything of their choice and achieve a good position in it. There are several musicians, dancers, painters, poets, debaters, etc among the batches of BITS Pilani, and even students with multiple talents in it. Therefore, BITS Pilani provides an appropriate ground to cherish any kind of talent of students, which is a great aspect of the institute.Read more
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Ques. What are the placement chances after studying for an M.Sc.-Ph.D in Atmosphere and Science in IIT Bhubaneswar?

● Top Answer By Atul Yadav on 14 Aug 20

Ans. The placement for MSc.-PhD in Atmosphere and Sciences at IIT Bhubaneswar is not that impressive. Although the overall placement at this IIT is quite decent and the placement rate is around 90% with an average CTC of 11.4 LPA. But the placement statistics for the M.Sc courses are not good. Only a few teaching institutes visit the campus during the placement drive recruiting students mainly from courses like Mathematics and Physics, etc. The department of Atmosphere and Sciences at IIT Bhubaneswar is still developing and there is a shortage of faculty members in this department but there are visiting faculties from the different institutes.Read more
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Ques. Is joint MSc and PhD in atmospheric sciences good at IIT Bhubaneswar? Also, what are its prospects outside India?

● Top Answer By Abhijeet Singh on 14 Aug 20

Ans. To pursue a joint MSc.-Ph.D. degree in atmospheric sciences from IIT Bhubaneswar a student is required to have at least 60% in aggregate in his or her undergraduate degree in a relevant stream from a recognized university. A joint MSc.- Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences is not a very popular subject among the students and the department is still developing. The School of Earth, Ocean, and Climate Sciences at IIT Bhubaneswar have well-experienced faculty members. It also invites professors from other premier institutes like the University of Ontario and University of Massachusetts. This subject is mainly research-oriented. Topics like Meteorology, Aerosol Properties, and impacts, Urban Heat Island Effects, etc. are studied under the subject of Atmospheric Sciences. Regarding placements, Atmospheric Sciences might not provide you with opportunities from private sectors, but the Government, Ministry of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences recruit students for various Scientific posts and Contractual posts. For example, the National Centre for Antarctic Ocean and Research (NCAOR) recruits students of atmospheric sciences. Students also opt for higher education.Read more
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Master of Science [M.Sc] Colleges IN INDIA

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Mumbai University - [MU]
Mumbai, Maharashtra
46.84 K first year fees
49.63 K first year fees
21 K first year fees
Wilson College
Mumbai, Maharashtra
10.99 K first year fees
58.32 K first year fees
Gaya College
Gaya, Bihar
3.04 K first year fees
Govindam Business School
New Delhi, Delhi NCR