What is a Biochemist ?

By: Afrida Rahman

Biochemist? What's that?

A biochemist is a career that studies chemical processes and chemical transformations in organisms. Basically they study chemical changes in all living things like viruses and bacteria.

What kind of education or training do you need?

To become a Biochemist you need a

  • Bachelors (4 years)
  • Masters (1.5-2 years)
  • PhD (4 years)
  • 2-3 years of post doctoral research positions.

How much money do Biochemists make?

The annual range of pay is around $31,830-$93,687. In the UK you can make about €22,679- €51,064.

What kind of skills do I need to have to become an awesome Biochemist?

Some skills that would come in handy with biochemistry are

  • Active learning
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Critical thinking
  • Quality Control
  • Science

Is it easy to get a job as a Biochemist?

Careers as Biochemist are becoming more popular every year. About 19% of job growth at about 2020. Many biochemist become teachers and professors. The world needs more biochemist because we are in need of more environmental solutions.