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.
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
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|
|Bharat Serums & Vaccines||IQVIA|
|Novozymes||NextGen Life Sciences|
|Panacea||Indian Immunologicals Ltd.|
|ICAR Institutes||CSIR Institutes|
MSc 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.