Biochemists in the plant industry study different chemical reactions in plants such as photosynthesis, respiration, the interaction between biomolecules and other plant specific biochemical processes.
Biochemists need a bachelor's or master's degree to work in entry level jobs, and a Ph.D. to work in independent research and development.
WHERE TO STUDY
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In August 2020, the average yearly salary for a biochemist is $60,927, according to Payscale.com.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Chemical Society
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- American Society for Horticultural Science
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
What is Biochemistry, and what do biochemists study? What is covered in this field, as opposed to Molecular Biology or Cell Biology? The truth is, there’s a lot of overlap in these disciplines. But in general, biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of life. Check out this video for more information.