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Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $84,633
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $28.35
    Median: $40.69
    Experienced: $56.81
  • Growth (2014-2019)13%
  • Openings (2014-2019)101
  • Current Employment 1,918
  • Projected Employment 1,995
  • Typical Entry-level Education Doctoral or professional degree

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • DNA
  • Assay Development
  • Validation
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Research
  • Communication
  • Troubleshooting
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Organization

occupational tasks

  • Study physical principles of living cells or organisms and their electrical or mechanical energy, applying methods and knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, or biology
  • Share research findings by writing scientific articles or by making presentations at scientific conferences
  • Prepare reports or recommendations based upon research outcomes
  • Teach or advise undergraduate or graduate students or supervise their research
  • Manage laboratory teams or monitor the quality of a team's work

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)