Career opportunities for Biochemistry graduates
Biochemists and molecular biologists study the chemicals that make up animals, plants and micro-organisms. They can also use this research to develop medical, industrial and agricultural products.
However, the knowledge and skills learned during a biochemistry degree are valuable in many different career areas. This list covers many of them but is not comprehensive.
Some of these jobs may require further study at postgraduate level, particularly careers that involve carrying out or directing scientific research at a university, a government laboratory or a biotechnology company.
What our graduates have done with their biochemistry degrees
Medical scientist - Dora Leahy
Cancer researcher - Matthew Prouse
Ventures Manager - Courtney McLauchlan
Teacher - Dick Hitchings
You can find more stories about the careers of our biochemistry graduates on the profiles of alumni page.
Stories about careers you can have with a biochemistry degree
Still unsure what you can do with a biochemistry degree? We invited local graduates and employers to tell us about their jobs and career pathways to give you some more ideas:
Science Communicator - Otago Museum
Chief Technology Officer - Blis Technologies
Medical Writer - Kainic Medical Communications
Industry Research Technician - Pacific Edge
Engagement and Communications Officer - Dunedin City Council
You can watch more science graduates talk about their careers on this Careers with Biochemistry YouTube playlist.
Further careers information
More about careers for biochemistry graduates: