University of Vermont

CALS Biochemistry Major


Alumni with a degree in Biochemistry pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. Below is a representative sample of job titles, career industries and employers of recent UVM alumni who majored in Biochemistry.


Job Title

Career Industry

Childcare Worker Non-Profit
Volunteer (Teaching)  Peace Corps
Senior Staff Assistant  Higher Education
Lab Technician  Research Institute
Manager  Health and Fitness
Research Technician  Small Business
Laboratory Technician  Medical School
Research Lab Technician  Higher Education
Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow National Institute of Health
Director  Banking
Research Technician Hospital
IRTA Post baccalaureate  National Institute of Health
Scientist  Research Labs
Research Scientist Canadian Government
Field Applications Scientist  Research
Emergency Department Technician  Healthcare
Installation Commander US Government - Military
Resident  Medicine
Financial Analyst  Finance
Scientist Pharmaceuticals
Research Sales  Pharmaceuticals


Recent Employers

United States Government Maine Medical Center
EMC Corporation Fisher
Pfizer, Inc. Children's Hopstial - Harvard Medical School
State of Vermont Gene Link

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Biochemistry

Critical Thinking Skills Leadership and Administration Skills Communication Skills

Investigate current topics in modern biochemistry
Use curiosity to solve problems

Work collaboratively on projects and research in order to reach conclusions efficiently and accurately

Technical writing
Explanting reports and informing others of findings and conclusions

Research and Investigation Skills Design and Planning Skills Information Management Skills

Involvement in research individually or in faculty-sponsored projects
Develop acute observational skills and physical dexterity Testing an idea/hypothesis
Developing theories Clarifying Problems

Preparation and presentation of technical reports
Designing plots and graphs

Remain objective while reviewing relevant data
Use formulas and theory to reach testable conclusions

Interpersonal Skills Skills and Assessing Values Specialized Skills

Close working relationship with an academic advisor to develop interests, requirements and career goals

Understanding of ethics as they apply to the sciences

Access to state of the art equipment through the College of Medicine
Lab research skills

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