Biochemistry


Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living organisms. It deals with the structure and function of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules. Chemical biology aims to answer many questions arising from biochemistry by using tools developed within chemical synthesis. Today, the findings of biochemistry are used in many areas, from genetics to molecular biology and from agriculture to medicine.



Careers

Biological Scientists
Wage: $102,840
10 Year Growth Rate: 3.7%
Education Requirements:
Doctoral degree
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Wage: $102,270
10 Year Growth Rate: 5.0%
Education Requirements:
Doctoral or professional degree