Biochemist or Biophysicist
What Does A Biochemist or Biophysicist Do?
Biochemists and biophysicists study the processes within living things including heredity, cell development, and disease.
How Do I Become A Biochemist or Biophysicist?
A master’s or doctoral degree in biology, biochemistry, physics, or a related field may be required for this position. A master’s degree typically takes about two-three years to earn after first earning a four-year bachelor’s degree. A doctorate may take an additional two-three years after the master’s degree is earned, depending on the specific program.
What is the Average Salary For A Biochemist or Biophysicist?
High – 158,000
Median – 82,000
Low – 45,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Biochemist or Biophysicist?
- Science – As much as possible, including chemistry, biology and physics!
- Math – As much as possible, including calculus!
- English – As much as possible!
What Is The Work Environment For A Biochemist or Biophysicist?
Biochemists and biophysicists typically work in research organizations, universities, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Biochemist or Biophysicist?
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada