Biochemical Engineer

About the job:

What you do

As a Biochemical Engineer, you apply technology to biological materials, systems and processes in order to create new products.

The tough stuff

As a Biochemical Engineer, you will have to:

  • Be competitive. You'll work with many people who have advanced degrees.
  • Be aware of dangerous equipment and substances in your work
The cool stuff

As a Biochemical Engineer, you will get to: 

  • Earn a higher than average salary
  • Find a job in various sectors, such as Manufacturing or Research 
  • Specialize in interesting fields, such as Drug Development and Nanotechnology 
Typical work hours
  • 40 hours a week 

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Best high school track(s)
  • General Sciences
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding written information
  • Communicating your ideas in writing
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Biological or Chemical Engineering
  • Some positions may accept a Bachelor's Degree with a double major in Biology and Chemistry
  • A Master's Degree is almost always required to ensure career development 
Helpful resources
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International universities