Biology, Physics & Chemistry

Why Study Biophysics?

If you are interested in how the laws of biology, physics and chemistry interact and affect our lives, you can choose to study Biophysics and chemistry. It is a field of science that investigates how biological beings and systems respond when we apply physical techniques to resolve problems in medicine, biology and physics.

The Biophysics program draws its coursework from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and other disciplines related to it. Hence it is a multidisciplinary field. This program at all levels emphasizes strong analytical and research skills combined with innovative and experimental interests to foster groundbreaking research.

Available Career Choices and Earning Potential After Completing Biophysics Program

The broad science curriculum of biophysics combines the rigor of physics and mathematics to prepare students for careers in biophysics, medicine, medical physics, biological physics, biomedical engineering and many others. Biophysics graduates often take up careers in the fields of research or education. Some popular career choices and their earning potential are the following:

  • Biochemists and biophysicists - average income: $94,490/year in 2019 (1)
  • Biological technicians - average income: $45,860/year in 2019 (2)
  • Biophysics teacher - average income: $101,110/year in 2019 (3)
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

This shows the potential biophysics and biochemistry field has for the students studying these subjects. Although competition for jobs is keen on the market, due to constant scientific and technological advancements, there remains a steady influx of job opportunities.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

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