Careers in Biochemistry

Employment opportunities for biochemists have blossomed in recent years and are likely to accelerate as our knowledge of biological systems continues to increase. Biochemists have the opportunity to make an impact on medically related issues in direct as well as indirect ways, and also work in nonmedical fields. Common areas of employment include:

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Government agencies
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Clinical research
  • Nutrition
  • Private medical institutions, including hospitals engaged in research on diseases such as AIDS and cancer.
  • Nonmedical areas such as agriculture

Rewarding Futures

Graduates of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry earn competitive salaries immediately following graduation. BS graduates in the chemical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry or pharmaceutical chemistry) earn salaries ranging from $40,000 to $60,000 upon graduating.

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