The education requiered
Biochemists and biophysicists need a PhD to work in independent research and development. Most PhD holders begin their careers in a temporary postdoctoral research position that typically lasts 2 to 3 years. Bachelor’s and master’s degree holders qualify for some entry-level positions in biochemistry and biophysics.
The pay scale
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $43,050, and the top 10 percent earned more than $142,420.
Where jobs are available
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
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