Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Bioinformatics Associate
  • Chemical Safety Engineer
  • Clinical Research Scientist
  • Clinical Technician
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Epidemiologist*
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Government Lab Services
  • Grant Writer
  • Health Services Administrator*
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medicine*
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmaceutical Research*
  • Pharmacist*
  • Product Development
  • Professor/Teacher*
  • Public and International Health*
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Research Chemist*
  • Technical/Medical Sales
  • Technical/Scientific Writer

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Chemical Companies
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Food Manufacturing Companies
  • Hospitals and Medical Labs
  • Petroleum Refineries
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Public Health Departments
  • Universities & Colleges

Minnesota Employers

  • 3M
  • ATS Labs
  • Beckman Coulter
  • BioAmber, Inc.
  • Biothera
  • Ecolab
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medtox
  • Microbiologics
  • MN State Institutions
  • Pace Analytical
  • R&D Systems
  • St. Cloud VA Hospital
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories
  • Xcel Energy

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$46,000-$89,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Able to work long hours
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer skills
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Inquisitive attitude
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Keen sense of observation
  • Knowledge of scientific methods
  • Patience
  • Time management
  • Work independently and on a team
  • Writing skills