Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the field of Research followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.
Research is typical with all fields, but more specifically associated with sciences. This is the highest level where the scientists work on inventing and design new approaches in the subject of interest. No organization can sustain long time without investing in Research. It provides new dimensions, development and thus new solutions that could be packaged into a product or service to serve the needs of the market. India is slowly developing into a Research hub with availability high intellectual yet economical resources.
To enter into the Research filed one should have PhD in the relevant subject or specialization. You could even enter with Master’s degree however, it would be at lower level and often proved hard to reach the highest career level. You should be ready to constantly interact with other scientists in the field and publish your findings frequently. For some institutions, it is mandatory that you should publish so much per year to stay in the position.
Being a highly intellectual field, often it takes lot of reading, analysis and observations skills to find a break through. Sometimes the gestation period is so long that the team working on it may not be able to produce a productive output for decades. However the intermediary findings would help in developing the field to a new level, hence collaboration with various scientists and institutions deems necessary.
A PhD in the field of interest is a must. It also requires several certifications and participation in seminars to keep you abreast of the developments.
: Reading and writing skills, Communication skills, Analytical skills, Critical thinking, Honesty, Ethical, Ingenuity, Logical thinking.
A entry level into the premium research centre would attract a salary package of around 8 – 12L however if you with a university doing post-doc research you would be entitled for stipend as per the UGC guidelines. A career with private institutions would be lucrative in terms of package and availability of resources.