Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)

Career Paths and Salaries

Biochemistry is excellent training for careers in research, medicine, and the biotech industry. Biochemists and molecular biologists will provide scientific breakthroughs that help battle disease and save lives. Wright State students who major in biochemistry and molecular biology can look forward to meaningful careers in many fields, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Basic and clinical research
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cellular biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Drug design and manufacturing
  • Forensic science
  • Immunology
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Science education
  • Scientific writing
  • Structural biology/biophysics

Average Salaries in Biochemistry

Degree Type Average Salary
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (Research Scientist) $71,798
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (Principal Scientist) $140,144


Places Our Biochemistry Graduates Have Worked at

  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Radiance Technologies
  • New England Biolabs
  • Cure Huntington's Disease Initiative Foundation
  • DNA Diagnostics Center, Cincinnati
  • American College of Radiology Imaging Network
  • Yale University
  • Purdue University
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • University of California Davis
  • Unverisity of California San Francisco
  • Ohio State University
  • Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Clemson University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Toledo
  • Indiana University East
  • Spartanburg Community College
  • American Association for Cancer Research