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Career information and college search tools for biochemists and biophysicists and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Biochemists and Biophysicists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be biochemists and biophysicists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Science4.625.12
Critical Thinking4.124.75
Reading Comprehension4.125.25
Active Learning45.25
Active Listening44.25

Biochemists and Biophysicists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be biochemists and biophysicists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Deductive Reasoning4.125.12
Inductive Reasoning4.125.12
Written Comprehension4.125.25
Category Flexibility45.25
Information Ordering44.38

Biochemists and Biophysicists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be biochemists and biophysicists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Chemistry4.365.82
Biology4.326.05
Physics4.325.18
English Language4.145.14
Mathematics4.145.91

Biochemists and Biophysicists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being biochemists and biophysicists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Analyzing Data or Information4.776.32
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge4.646.18
Getting Information4.595.91
Processing Information4.596
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.415.82

Biochemists and Biophysicists Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being biochemists and biophysicists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Analytical Thinking4.64
Integrity4.59
Achievement/Effort4.36
Attention to Detail4.33
Innovation4.32

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Biochemists and Biophysicists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Biochemists and Biophysicists jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1,880 $107,490
San Diego-Carlsbad1,020 $102,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim690 $100,130
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara540 $116,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land530 $85,730
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson380 $78,890
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin300 $66,250
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue270 $79,780
Boulder270 $85,460
Austin-Round Rock270 $113,800

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Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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