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Can I still do biomedical research with a degree in biochemistry?

I'm interested in becoming a biomedical scientist. Would I need to get a Bachelor's Degree in biomedical science only, or would biochemistry allow me to work in that industry as well? #research #biomedical-engineering #biomedical #medical-research #biomedical-engineer #biomedical-science

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Al’s Answer


Chemistry is integral to Biomedical Science. In a job, Biomedical Chemists perform scientific research and apply chemical principles to study human diseases, their origins, and how to best treat them. They also create and study new pharmaceutical drugs to treat them. As a biomedical chemist, you can work in medical or even in veterinary research. Many biomedical chemistry majors opt to pursue medical school. Some choose a career in the medical industry and some pursue a career in medicinal chemistry. You could work in pathology labs or for government agencies or private companies that are involved in quality control or regulation of pharmaceuticals. Other options are teaching, research and development, forensics, or becoming a physician. Medical device companies also hire Biomedical Chemist and the pay is likely very good.

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Lama’s Answer

You can do many researches related to improving the quality of medical devices that researchers use for improving new pharmaceutical products.
Thermo fisher company is the leading company in this field.

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Taylor’s Answer

Hi Katia!

I don't think anything is stopping you from doing biomedical research! You really just need a research lab willing to give you a chance. Ask around from your professors on what opportunities might be available. You can also just shadow to get some experience and later on start working in the lab.

It first starts with reaching out. Good luck!

Thank you for your answer! Katia D.