What Can You Do with a Biochemistry Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with a biochemistry degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with a biochemistry degree?

A biochemistry degree can lead its holder in several different directions. It can also lead to a plethora of job opportunities.

Some biochemistry majors go to work for government agencies such as the Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, or the Food and Drug Administration. Some go to work for pharmaceutical companies. Some work in university labs. Some find their careers in food science. Some work for cosmetic manufacturers. Some go to work in biotechnology firms. Some biochemistry majors go to work in hospital labs. Many work in research facilities. Some even go into manufacturing or sales.

Many biochemistry majors go onto graduate school. Biochemistry serves as a great foundation for medical school. A biochemistry degree also serves as a great foundation for a career as a science teacher. Though a teaching position may require additional work for certification, the need for knowledgeable science teachers is great in many areas of the U.S.

Careers you can get with a degree in biochemistry include:

  • Associate Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Lab Technician
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Science Teacher
  • Technical Sales Representative
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