Careers for biochemists and microbiologists

An undergraduate degree in biochemistry or microbiology will provide you with the skills and experience necessary to work in a wide range of jobs or advanced studies.

Our students have gone on to careers in:

  • Research: in industry, medical, government or university labs
  • Education: in high schools, colleges and universities
  • Biotech industry: research, production and sales

Many students use a biochemistry/microbiology degree as a stepping stone to professional degrees:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary school
  • Forensic science

Some students apply their biochemistry or microbiology degree with training in other faculties to gain access to non-traditional areas:

  • Law (biotechnology patents etc.)
  • Science journalism (Internet, TV, radio, magazines and newspapers)
  • Business (with MBA)
  • Sales and marketing
  • Health and safety