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Subject Demand

A number of factors determine the demand of professionals from this interdisciplinary field. Bangladesh primarily being an agrarian economy, requires professionals who can improve agrarian practices and optimize agricultural output. The growing population of the country requires improved life sciences related products and medicines. This in turn fuels the demand for an increased research and development of vaccines, medicines, tissue culture methods and so on.

There is a steady demand for these professionals in numerous organisations engaged in different types of industrial research and development. On the supply side, technical colleges are trying their best to meet the growing demand for qualified professionals.

One major problem faced on the demand side is that a vast majority of students who are engaged in cutting edge research often tend to leave their country to complete their research projects. Moreover, once these students complete their research work they tend to stay and work abroad.

Interesting Fields

1. Bio-informatics
2. Life Science
3. DNA sequencing
4. Animal research
5. Forensic lab specialist
6. Criminal Investigation Department

Career Roles

Biotechnology, as the name suggests is the technology of biology and the scope of both put together. On the one hand, it has concepts from biology explored in depth. On the other hand, this subject explores the impact and the influence of technology on the subject matter. The subject is quite similar to Bioinformatics, which explores biological information in depth using analytical and scientific tools.

Job Fields

Biotechnology assimilates in itself a number of disciplines. Further, there is a great demand for biotechnical experts in countless industries and sectors. The following are applications where biotechnological techniques are used extensively:

1. Agriculture
2. Animal Husbandry
3. Environment Conservation
4. Genetic Engineering
5. Health Care
6. Medicine
7. Industrial Research and Development
8. Clinical Research Assistant

Career opportunities for students in biotechnology abound. Those specializing in different sub-disciplines of this field can easily find jobs in both private and government sector undertakings. If you have acquired a post-graduate degree in biotechnology then you can easily find a suitable position in a number of industries.