It is quite interesting how we have to suffer to make decisions about the career pattern we would love to swing to at any point in our lives.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology provides 84 courses in general for all students where your cut of point and choices of courses to be offered in this premier University determines the course you will be offering as well as comes with the decision to channel your energy in this course to achieve jobs that these courses come along with.
At this period of our lives, we get involved in certain courses in the University which at the end of the day choosing these career paths to follow becomes very difficult and in other instances, we don’t have any idea about the job opportunities that our courses may provide.
This makes us ignorant of how to strategize our plans and make future decisions for the greater benefit of our lives after we complete our courses.
BSc. Agricultural biotechnology is one of the best courses KNUST offers to students and it takes determination and consistency to offer this particular course.
Moreover, the diverse job opportunities this course provides is very huge. Agricultural biotechnology, also called Agritech, is an area of agricultural science that involves the use of scientific instruments and techniques, such as molecular markers, genetic engineering, molecular diagnostics, tissue culture, and vaccines, to modify living organisms: animals, plants, and microorganisms.
Biotechnology enhances the ability of breeders to make improvements to crops and livestock through the identification and modification of certain genes.
Biotechnology enables improvements that are can’t be achieved through the traditional method of crossing related species alone.
Biotechnology is being used in improving crop yields and increasing plants? resistance to insects, disease, and drought; increasing milk production; preventing and treating animal disease; developing better ways of processing foods.
Biotechnology is used in many ways in agriculture. Agricultural biotechnology companies work to supply farmers with tools to increase the yield of plant and animal products while lowering the costs of production.
Agricultural biotechnology can also include the production of plants such as orchids for ornamental purposes and plants that can be used for fuel production (biofuels).
To accomplish these goals, biotechnologists develop products to protect animals and crops from disease and help farmers identify the best animals and seeds to use in selective breeding programs. For example, a commercial fish farm might raise fish like salmon, tilapia, or catfish.
If the fish were infected by certain viruses, the fish would die and the farm would lose money. To prevent infections, fish farmers use vaccines, developed through biotechnology.
Agricultural Biotechnology Jobs In Ghana Include;
- Agricultural and Food Science Technician
- Animal Technician
- Biofuel Technician
- Biomanufacturing Technician – Downstream
- Biomanufacturing Technician – Upstream
- Cell Culture Technician
- Chemistry Quality Control Technician
- Clinical Research Associate
- Compliance Specialist
- Environmental Health & Safety Technician
- Environmental Science and Protection Technician
- Facilities Technician
- Food Sample Inspector
- Genomics technician
- Glass washer
- Greenhouse or Field Technician
- Instrumentation / Calibration Technician
- Laboratory Assistant
- Laboratory Safety Associate
- Laboratory Technician
- Manufacturing Assistant
- Microbiology Quality Control (QC) Technician
- Molecular Biology Technician
- Plant Tissue Culture Technician
- Process Development Associate
- Product Development Technician
- Purification Technician
- QA Documentation Coordinator
- Quality Assurance Specialist
- Quality Control (QC) Technician
- Technical Services Representative
- Validation Specialist
- Water Quality Technician
From the detailed analysis and presentation of the various job opportunities this peculiar course provides, we can agree that regardless of anything being it obstacles that are cutting you off from making a good decision about a future job which your course may provide, these suggestions of what your course’s job opportunities entail may be a great guide in achieving a lot and making clear and important life decisions.
Now you can go on and appreciate your course and work towards an amazing future.