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Biochemical Engineers

Overview

Biochemical engineers conduct research on various biological substances to develop products such as plastics, oils, paints, detergents, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, and foods for public consumption. The products they help to develop consist of a combination of lab-made and organic materials. They conduct lab experiments to study biological substances, their environments, and aim to create new compounds that are safe to use, economical, and beneficial to society. The profession that is closest to biochemical engineers that the U.S. Department of Labor provides data for is chemical engineers, and in May 2018, approximately 33,900 chemical engineers worked in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Biochemical Engineer Manager

Experienced Biochemical Engineer

Biochemical Engineer Trainee

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