Biochemists and Biophysicists

8.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
0.5%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
15.3%
by 2031
WAGES
$102,270
or $49.16 hourly
VOLUME
35,050
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 0.5% (Totally Safe)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Biochemists and Biophysicists' job openings is expected to rise 15.3% by 2031
'Biochemists and Biophysicists' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Biochemists and Biophysicists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Biochemists and Biophysicists' was $102,270, or $49.16 hourly
'Biochemists and Biophysicists' are paid 123.5% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as biochemists and biophysicists?

As of 2021 there were 35,050 people employed as Biochemists and Biophysicists within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Biochemists and Biophysicists.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 19-1021.00

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