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Careers for Biochemistry Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Agricultural and food scientist
  • Astronomer
  • Biochemist
  • Biological technician
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biophysicist
  • Chemist
  • College professor
  • Epidemiologist
  • Materials scientist
  • Medical scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Physician
  • Physicist
  • Research and development manager
  • Surgeon
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Zoologist

Job outlook data

Biochemists and biophysicists held around 34,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024. Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and biological processes, including cell development, growth, heredity and disease. Their work expands our general scientific knowledge and develops biological products that improve lives, such as new medicines and treatments that fight genetic disorders and diseases.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of graphic designers are:

  • Specialized design services
  • Advertising, public relations and related services
  • Newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishers
  • Printing and related support activities
  • Wholesale trade

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Biochemists and Biophysicists.

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