Career Options

Careers for Biochemistry Majors

  • Physician
  • Veterinarian
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Dentist or other Health Professional
  • Research Scientist
  • Research and Laboratory Technician
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist

Starting Salary1

The typical starting salary for a biochemistry major is $50,825. The typical salary after 10-19 years is $76,753.

Job Titles of People with Biochemistry Degrees

  • Chief Scientific Officer, Zen-Bio, Inc.
  • Research Scientist, Investigational Genomics, Paradigm Genetics
  • Patent and Trademark Attorney, Eli Lilly, Inc.
  • Director, Clinical Science Assessment, Laboratory Corporation of America
  • Staff Scientist, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development
  • Associate Manufacturing Chemist, Sigma-Aldrich
  • Resident in Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit
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