As you are here, we are hoping you just completed M.Sc in Human physiology or planning to pursue it or maybe you are just curious.
Well, Physiology is definitely a major branch of biology. It is the scientific study of normal functions within living creatures.
Did you know that recently, Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice jointly awarded the 2020 Nobel prize in Physiology for the discovery of Hepatitis C Virus, one of the most common causes of liver cancer?
Physiology is a vast subject and the field of this subject overlaps with various subjects like biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, sports physiology, ergonomics, neuroscience, and numerous other subjects.
No doubt, the subject is quite interesting and there is a lot of career options after M.Sc in Physiology mainly in our country.
M.Sc in human physiology is a 2-year post-graduate course, which is split up into four semesters. After that, there are a lot of career options.
Here are the top 5 career options after M.Sc in Human Physiology in India.
- Biomedical Scientists and Junior Research Fellow
- Assistant Professor
- Sports Physiologist
But, before jumping into these, let’s discuss the career path from 10+2 to M.Sc in Human physiology.
Eligibility to Study M.Sc in Human Physiology
The majority of people in India are unaware of the course “Human Physiology”. So, here is a quick guide about the career path toward M.Sc. in Physiology
After completing 10+2 you can aim for a 3-year course of B.Sc. in Human Physiology or M.B.B.S, BDS, or B.P.T. After that, they can easily take up this 2-year course. There are various universities that provide an M.Sc. degree in Human Physiology. The University of Calcutta, the University of Madras, and many more.
Top Career Options in Human Physiology
Now, without wasting more time, let’s jump into the details of the above-mentioned career options.
1. Biomedical Scientists and Junior Research Fellow
Biomedical science covers up huge fields like cell biology, histology, genomic study, genetic engineering, molecular biology, and many others. If your aim is to become a Biomedical scientist, at first you have to achieve your Ph.D. degree. After that, you can join a company or any institution to become a Biomedical scientist.
Other than that, if you aim for being a Junior Research Fellow, you have to crack UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test).
According to your field of interest, you can choose a topic to research, and find a Ph.D. guide. For research purposes, a stipend or scholarship is provided (For 5 years) from the government.
Salary: For a Biomedical scientist, the salary can be up to Rs. 70,000 or more per month according to their field of research. Also, a Junior Research Fellow can get a stipend of up to Rs. 35,000 per month.
To become a lecturer, first, you have to complete your M.Sc. course, and then achieve a Ph.D. degree. After that, you have to crack the CSC (College Service Commission) exam and then there is a probability to be appointed as a lecturer in a University or in a college.
Salary: For a lecturer of Physiology, the basic salary can be a minimum of Rs. 90,000 per month.
3. Assistant professor
To be an assistant professor in the department of physiology in any college, it is not compulsory to achieve your Ph.D. degree. But, instead of that, you have to crack SET (State Eligibility Test). Then you can be appointed as an assistant professor in a college. But, the pay scale is lower than of a lecturer.
Salary: The pay scale of an assistant professor is obviously lower than a lecturer. But, the salary of an assistant professor is not bad at all. An assistant professor in the Physiology department in any college can have a salary of around Rs. 50,000 per month.
4. Sports Physiologist
As a special paper of M.Sc in Human Physiology, there is an option of choosing sports physiology. If you find interest in sports physiology, you can choose this paper. There a huge number of opportunities after that.
Every year Sports Authority of India (SAI) recruits many employees with this degree. Otherwise, you can earn a few more degrees and end up being a reputed sports Physiologist.
Salary: The salary of a sports Physiologist can be as high as around Rs. 1,00,000 per month.
Like sports physiology, you can also choose ergonomics as a special paper in M.Sc in Human Physiology. After that, a lot of opportunities can knock on your door.
The majority of the companies appoint ergonomists, as they play a very important role in product designing. So, you can join a company as an ergonomist and earn a lot.
Salary: Depending on different sectors, an ergonomist’s salary changes. So, it is hard to tell an ergonomist’s salary, as it completely depends on his/her sector or company.
That’s it from our end.
These are the top 5 career options after M.Sc in Human Physiology in India.
We hope this will help you to choose that career that is perfect for you.
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