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19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists



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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,130109$51.70/hr$24.87/hr$31.83/hr$40.56/hr$51.86/hr$83.20/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing780$40.56/hr
Professional and Business Services160N/A
Education and Health Services310$32.70/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,130$40.56/hr4.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,140$40.56/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,240$40.56/hr5.0%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Microbiologists 330$38.21/hr4.2%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 3,290$39.23/hr12.1%
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers 960$61.43/hr4.1%
Materials Scientists 120$51.86/hr3.4%
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 240$102,364.15/yr2.0%


  • Manage laboratory teams or monitor the quality of a team's work.
  • Teach or advise undergraduate or graduate students or supervise their research.
  • Research the chemical effects of substances, such as drugs, serums, hormones, or food, on tissues or vital processes.
  • Study the chemistry of living processes, such as cell development, breathing and digestion, or living energy changes, such as growth, aging, or death.
  • Study physical principles of living cells or organisms and their electrical or mechanical energy, applying methods and knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, or biology.
  • Prepare reports or recommendations, based upon research outcomes.
  • Research how characteristics of plants or animals are carried through successive generations.
  • Design or perform experiments with equipment, such as lasers, accelerators, or mass spectrometers.
  • Study spatial configurations of submicroscopic molecules, such as proteins, using x-rays or electron microscopes.
  • Develop new methods to study the mechanisms of biological processes.