Careers in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology

The Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology program prepares students for a variety of careers by focusing on the study of living organisms at the biochemical, molecular and cellular levels. It integrates a popular and rigorous academic curriculum with extensive hands-on experiences to develop technical and laboratory skills.

Two-thirds of BMCB graduates immediately obtain work as researchers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or biomedical fields.

One-third of BMCB majors enter directly into one of the health professions (medical school, veterinary school, etc.) or go to graduate school for an M.S. or Ph.D. to further advance their career goals in academia or a research environment.

Alumni Career Success

Department Of Labor, BLS Career Data: Biochemists and Biophysicists

Department Of Labor, BLS Career Data: Microbiologists

Employment Areas Job Title Examples
  •  Research and Development
  • Healthcare
  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
  • Public Relations, Communications, Sales
  • Public Health & Regulatory Affairs
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Research Assistant
  • Process Development Specialist
  • Manufacturing Associate
  • Research and Development Associate
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant

*The representation is sourced from the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The website links are provided as a guide and do not represent a complete picture of a chosen career field or geographic area. To garner a thorough understanding of an industry of choice, researching multiple sources and speaking with professionals in the field is recommended.

Median salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the median for all employed in the field and not entry-level salary.