Biochemistry

Biochemistry is about biological activity at the molecular level.

Studying in this area involves learning about the systems within cells and their interactions.

This includes learning about DNA and RNA.

Biochemistry is also about the conditions and processes required for life to exist and for organisms to function.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Beer brewer
  • Food scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Laboratory technician
  • Science teacher
  • Biology teacher
  • Chemistry teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

145% of national
median earnings


Employment

54%
Employed
2%
Unemployed
36%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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