Biochemist Educational Requirements

To become a biochemist, you must have at least a degree in biochemistry or a degree in chemistry (some organizations accept a degree in biological sciences or science with biochemistry is one of the major subjects); however, a bachelor’s will be sufficient only for employments that involve the work of lab technicians or research assistants.

Biochemist positions in various biochemical industries require a master’s degree in biochemistry. Independent investigators that define and determine research programs should have a master’s degree or a Ph.D. in biochemistry. The works that involve biochemical researches such as clinical studies and industrial studies require a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry.

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