Careers

Because biochemistry is such a broad science, it is excellent preparation for many different careers. Biochemistry is an excellent major for students who plan to enter medical or dental school or any of the health professions, where biochemistry is a required part of the post-graduate curriculum. Biochemistry is also an excellent major for students who are considering careers in the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics or biotech industries.

Students who are thinking about research careers will find that biochemistry is one of the fastest growing fields today. There are many possibilities, so the biochemistry degree gives students a great deal of flexibility in their career choices. The biochemistry faculty are always available to discuss career decisions and graduate school choices. Some careers of interest for biochemistry majors include:

  • Agriculture industries
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Chemist
  • Clinical research specialist
  • Cytologist
  • Dairy technologist
  • Dentist
  • Drug manufacture and design
  • Forensic science
  • Geneticist
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Medicine and health
  • Perfumer
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Process development specialist
  • Product development manager
  • Quality control inspector
  • Regulatory affairs specialist
  • Research associate
  • Technical writer
  • Toxicologist