Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.
Analytical Research Chemist, Chief Scientific Officer, Director of the Biophysics Facility, Laboratory Director, Professor of Physics/Researcher in Biophysics, Research Affiliate, Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Scientist, Scientist
Annual Projected Job Openings
Select Type of Degree:
★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Post masters certificate, is listed after the major.
Percent of workers in this field★ You’re seeing education information for Biochemists and biophysicists(1) because we don’t have information for Biochemists and Biophysicists. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.
People in this career often have these skills:
People in this career often know a lot about:
People in this career often have talent in:
People in this career often do these activities:
This page includes data from:
Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA
Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics
Videos: CareerOneStop, USDOL/ETA and the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development