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How far can I expect to get in the biochemistry field with a bachelor's degree?

I'm a high school senior and will be entering my freshman year of college in the fall. While I haven't made any final decision as to what I will be majoring in (and I know my interests may shift within the next few years - I'm looking at biochemistry and chemical/biochemical engineering at the moment). I'm curious as to what I can expect within the biochemistry field directly out of college. What are the job prospects, and what will the pay typically be? Would it be more beneficial to pursue a master's degree directly after earning a bachelor's? #biochemistry #biochemist

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Hi Nathaniel , It depends on you how far you want to go in your career. There are lot of opportunities in pharma companies for which you can apply as soon as you are out of college. You may land up getting a job (research tech/associate) which will pay almost or even more than what a postdoc in an academia gets paid. Companies do like to appoint fresh students so that they can train them .You also may be promoted if you do well to the next higher level BUT after a certain point if you really want to get a better position like of a scientist then you must have a masters degree or higher.

Thank you comment icon Thanks for the answer! I'll definitely be keeping this in mind. :) Nathaniel
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