Biochemists and biophysicists study the processes within living things including heredity, cell development, and disease.
A master's or doctoral degree in biology, biochemistry, physics, or a related field may be required for this position. A master's degree typically takes about two-three years to earn after first earning a four-year bachelor's degree. A doctorate may take an additional two-three years after the master's degree is earned, depending on the specific program.
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.
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Biochemists and biophysicists typically work in research organizations, universities, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
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