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Biochemistry Schools

As a professor or instructor of biochemistry classes at one of the 556 accredited biochemistry schools in the country, you play a fundamental role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in biochemistry, which encompasses biochemistry training at the following levels:

  • Biochemistry Certificate
  • Associates degree in Biochemistry
  • Bachelors degree in Biochemistry
  • Masters degree in Biochemistry
  • PhD degree in Biochemistry


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Biochemistry professionals

245,890 258,550 263,670 257,100 235,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 235,350 biochemistry professionals working in the US in 2010. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has shrunk by 4%.

This decline is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Biochemistry professionals

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The median yearly salary earned by biochemistry professionals, in 2010, was $69,560. The median yearly salary for biochemistry professionals in the US was 8% more than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Biochemistry

$64,563 $67,447 $69,937 $70,217 $69,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Biochemistry professionals' salaries have grown by 8% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National Biochemistry Student enrollment growth by degree

0 1 2 3 2
5,479 5,889 6,239 6,655 6,970
656 708 769 726 734
409 333 416 409 426
57 63 53 64 26
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Biochemistry
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Biochemistry
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Biochemistry
  • Grey: Certificate in Biochemistry

The career outlook for biochemistry professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In the US, 6,601 students graduated from biochemistry degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 8,158 students graduated from biochemistry schools.

This represents a 24% change in 4 years. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the growth in the number of students graduating from biochemistry courses is greater than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Biochemistry Programs offered Nationwide


While student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering biochemistry programs has also increased. In 2006 there were 473 biochemistry schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 556 schools.

Biochemistry Faculty Salaries

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