Biophysicists

The science of biophysics is the study of biological systems and biological occurrences using the principles of physics and chemistry, along with mathematical methods. Scientists working in this field are referred to as biophysicists. There are approximately 34,100 biophysicists and biochemists employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Study biological systems and biological occurrences using the principles of physics and chemistry, along with mathematical methods
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
Experience Internship or part-time experience
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
Skills
  • Math
  • Research
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Research Program Director or College Professor
  • Biophysicist
  • Research or Teaching Assistant

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