SOC Code 19-1021 - Biochemists and Biophysicists

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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 - Biochemists and Biophysicists is a a final level code of the “Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 31,360 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $52.01 and average Annual Wage of $108,180.


Occupation Examples

  • Biochemist
  • Biological Chemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Physical Biochemist

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