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.
Median Annual Wage: $84,940
Education: Doctoral degree (41%); Post-doctoral training (32%); Bachelor's degree (18%)
Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Related Job Titles: Scientist; Research Scientist; Research Associate; Research Assistant; Analytical Research Chemist; Laboratory Director; Chief Scientific Officer; Director of the Biophysics Facility; Professor of Physics/Researcher in Biophysics