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How will your biochemistry education stack up?

If you want to study biochemistry at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. The US has 555 brick and mortar biochemistry schools.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top schools in the country with biochemistry programs were:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California

Student Demographics

In the US, 8,163 students graduated from biochemistry programs in 2010. Of these students, 26 received certifications in biochemistry, 6,976 received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, and 1,161 received a graduate-level degree in biochemistry.


Students can pursue education in biochemistry at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry
  • Master's Degree in Biochemistry
  • Doctoral Degree in Biochemistry
  • Certificate in Biochemistry

Biochemistry students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying biochemistry:

  • Statistics
  • Biology
  • Data Analysis
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Skills


In 2010, biochemistry schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $28,550 per year. The highest tuition was charged by the following biochemistry schools:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  3. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655

The lowest tuition was charged by the following biochemistry schools:

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625
  2. Texas A & M University - located in College Station, Texas, students paid $8,176
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, Washington State, students paid $7,692

How will your biochemistry job compare?

A large number of biochemistry majors work as biochemists after graduation. According to the government, in 2010 the US had 22,800 biochemists. The largest numbers of biochemists work in the following states:

  1. California - 5,710 Biochemists
  2. New Jersey - 3,330 Biochemists
  3. Massachusetts - 2,400 Biochemists

Projected Growth

The following states are projected to have the fastest growth for biochemists over the next few years:

  1. Utah - 73%
  2. Massachusetts - 50%
  3. California - 47%


Biochemists in the US can make an average of $84,182 per year. However, the salary for a biochemist can greatly vary based on factors such as experience, seniority or experience. A biochemist in the US can earn anywhere from less than $28,860 per year to more than $164,120 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for a biochemist:

  1. Georgia - $105,830 per year
  2. North Carolina - $105,040 per year
  3. Pennsylvania - $102,900 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for biochemists:

  1. Louisiana - $51,550 per year
  2. Oklahoma - $52,090 per year
  3. Oregon - $52,300 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Engineers, All Other 139,610 $91,770 -8.7%
Biological Technicians 72,940 $41,740 8.7%
Biochemists and Biophysicists 22,800 $86,580 28.9%