Biochemists and Biophysicists

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The typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is a doctoral or professional degree.

Occupation Code: 19-1021.00
Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.

Salary and Employment Data for Biochemists and Biophysicists

State of Maine
Average Annual Pay: $56,800
Total Employment: 30
Projected Employment 2020: 53