Biochemists and Biomedical Scientists

Biochemists and biomedical scientists examine and investigate the chemical processes of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases, and perform laboratory tests on tissue, blood and other samples to diagnose diseases, toxins or health conditions.


New workers

New workers start around £24,663. Normal pay is £43,537 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £71,727.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 48,571 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Researches, develops and quality checks new products in the pharmaceuticals, food production and agricultural Industries.

  • Performs tests to help clinicians diagnose and treat various conditions, evaluates existing treatments and researches new ways to treat diseases.

  • Researches the effects of internal and external environmental factors on the life processes and other functions of living organisms.

  • Performs tests to study physiological and pathological characteristics within cells and other organisms.

  • Identifies and studies the chemical substances, including microbial infections, involved in physiological processes and the progress of disease.

  • Studies the chemical form, structure, composition and function of living organisms.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Biochemistry

  • Medical Devices

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Electronic Engineering

  • Asset Management

  • Electronics

  • Quality Management Systems

  • Biology

  • Health Technology

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Research

  • Customer Service

  • Leadership

  • Innovation

  • Problem Solving

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Investigation

  • Microsoft Excel

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.