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 29,110 biophysicists and biochemists employed in the United States.


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

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