Careers in Biochemistry

The B.S. program in Biochemistry provides exceptional levels of preparation for admission to graduate programs, medical school, dental school and other professional graduate programs (e.g., veterinary science, pharmacy, law). Biochemistry graduates take positions in all types of employment sectors, such as: Pharmaceutics, Healthcare, Forensics, Clinical Laboratories, Food Processing and Safety, Consulting, Environmental Remediation, High School and College Teaching, Sales and Marketing, Patent Law, State and Federal Agencies (e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.), Regulatory Agencies.

Georgia Tech has the largest voluntary co-op education program in the nation. Participation in co-op or internship programs provides financial support for your studies and invaluable experiences. See

• Georgia Tech ranks first in the nation in terms of the annual percentage return on investment whereby lifetime salary is compared to tuition costs [1].

• The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the average salary of biochemists is $86,580 [2].