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Biochemists and Biophysicists

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Biochemists and Biophysicists

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Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
191021  Biochemists and Biophysicists 4,343 4,916 573 13.19 % 94 298 57 449 Doctoral or professional degree 

Biochemists and Biophysicists Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    3,180  73 % 3,700  75 % 520  17 % $112,530
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    3,180  73 % 3,700  75 % 520  17 % $112,530
Chemical Manufacturing    350  8 % 370  7 % 20  4 % $96,610
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