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Biochemists and Biophysicists

Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells or organisms.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$40.30 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  4.7%    Read more about outlook


Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Analyze biological samples.
  • Research diseases or parasites.
  • Research genetic characteristics or expression.
  • Research methods to improve food products.
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Job Title Examples:

Laboratory Director
Research Chemist

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