Biochemists and Biophysicists

6.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
3%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
4.7%
by 2030
WAGES
$94,270
or $45.32 hourly
VOLUME
32,010
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 3% (Totally Safe)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Biochemists and Biophysicists' job openings is expected to rise 4.7% by 2030
'Biochemists and Biophysicists' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Biochemists and Biophysicists' was $94,270, or $45.32 hourly
'Biochemists and Biophysicists' are paid 124.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 32,010 people employed as Biochemists and Biophysicists.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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