Is Teaching Biotechnology a good Career option?

Rakshanda Tiwari
Aug 2, 2019 · 3 min read

There are many nuances of a Career in Teaching Biotechnology. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Teaching Biotechnology is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Teaching Biotechnology. My research about a Career in Teaching Biotechnology became a lot more meaningful when I found:

Ravinder Kumar’s take!

Ravinder Kumar has worked in Teaching Biotechnology for 13 years & 10 months. Ravinder Kumar has worked in Teaching Biotechnology as Assistant Professor in SGGR University. In Ravinder Kumar’s own words, this is how Ravinder Kumar got into Teaching Biotechnology: “I did graduation in Chemistry and Zoology from CCS University, Meerut and MSc from Biotech from HNB Garhwal University. Post that, I did M Phil from Vinayaka Mission University. In 2005, I started my teaching career and I am an assistant professor at SGRR University, Dehradun in Biotechnology Department. I have qualified ARS-NET and USET.” Ravinder Kumar has a profile in Resume 2.0 format on:

Career Video on Teaching Biotechnology

In a video, Ravinder Kumar has talked about various aspects of a Career in Teaching Biotechnology. Ravinder Kumar started by explaining Teaching Biotechnology as: “The term biotechnology refers to any technology, process or practice that modifies or harnesses any living organism or system to be useful to any human purpose. The word defines itself: bio means life and technology is defined as the application or harnessing of science for a specific purpose. When you hear the word biotechnology today, you probably think about scientists working at the cutting edge with viruses and genomes in a state-of-the-art laboratory, but when you consider how many different types of life there are, and how many different types of technologies there are, you begin to realize that biotechnology is a broad category that has been around for ages! At its simplest, biotechnology is technology based on biology — biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet.”The video gave me so much food for thought.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Teaching Biotechnology, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Teaching Biotechnology. Ravinder Kumar touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Computers
  • Tissue Culture
  • Immunology
  • Genetic & Molecular Biology
  • Drug Designing

Ravinder Kumar then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Teaching Biotechnology:

  • Patience
  • Handling Lab Instruments
  • Research Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Data Analysis
  • Reading

Ravinder Kumar believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Teaching Biotechnology:

  • Contribution to the Society
  • Rewards & Patents
  • Vast Career Opportunities
  • Continuous Learning
  • Motivating Students

And, Ravinder Kumar believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Teaching Biotechnology:

  • Time Consuming
  • Deep Study
  • Ethical Issues
  • Fear of Side Effects

In the final section of the video Ravinder Kumar talks about How a day goes in a Career in Teaching Biotechnology. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Teaching Biotechnology, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in Teaching Biotechnology was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at:

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