Biochemical Sciences Requirements
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Biochemistry is both a life science and a chemical science. It is the study of chemical processes in living tissues and is one of the fastest developing subjects within the biological sciences. Biochemistry has wide scope and deals with diverse topics, such as molecular genetics, the structure and function of nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids, enzymology, metabolism and bioenergetics, hormones and vitamins and the specialized biochemistry of specific organisms or tissues such as muscle or the brain.
Biochemical Sciences Careers
The career trajectory of people with a Biochemical Sciences degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Biochemical Sciences degrees have experience in is Biochemist, followed by Chemist, Chemical Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Biochemical Engineer, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician, Scientist, Biotechnician, Molecular Biologist, and Biologist.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician||2.0%||0.1%||13.4×|
Biochemical Sciences Salary
Biochemical Sciences graduates earn on average $37k, putting them in the 45th percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$29k|
|Median (average earners)||$37k|
|75th (top earners)||$50k|
Biochemical Sciences Underemployment
Biochemical Sciences graduates are moderately employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||35%|