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 Salary*

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

*Note: 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

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 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.