Drug Chemist

Job Description

Medicinal or Pharmaceutical Chemists apply their techniques in the area of pharmaceuticals with most focusing on discovering or improving drugs

Training and Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree in medicinal chemistry and experience as a lab assistant. Most Medicinal Chemists have a master or doctoral in pharmaceuticals chemistry. Must need to know chemical research methods such as data analysis mathematical equation modeling

Job Outlook

Job growth is estimated to be slow at 4% because there are very few medicinal chemists overall and requires extensive training

Earning Potential

Median Annual wage $68,320

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