Careers in Biochemistry

Ok, so you're going to get a degree in Biochemistry or Nutrition. What are you going to do with it?

The following web sites give some general information on careers. Note that, while many of them are American-oriented, they are still useful starting points for thinking about possibilities.

Next Wave
A weekly on-line publication devoted to scientific training and career development, it provides global news, profiles of emerging careers, and advice from experts and role models drawn from your international scientific community. This site is targeted more towards graduate students and those who are interested in careers in research. It was developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the publishers of Science magazine. The site is co-sponsored by a number of agencies including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Visit the Biochemical Society Webpage ( and view useful links to help you in your job hunt. Nextsteps: Options After a Bioscience Degree is an excellent resource produced by a number of bioscience societies and organizations.

Career Resources
An excellent guide prepared by ASBMB (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) 

Nutrition Jobs
Find an extensive series of links to Job opportunities in Nutrition and Dietetics on

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offer advice on career development and other resources.

Who are Dietitians? and What's a Nutritionist? Careers in nutrition and dietetics
A Q&A web page from Joanne Larsen. She has lots of other pages - Ask the Dietitian - with topics of interest to dietitians and nutritionists.

A Career in Nutrition
offers some information on behalf of Dietitians Canada. has some pages describing professional, technical and related careers. While the information is oriented towards the United States, it may be useful to you as you think about and explore options.

Biological Scientists
Biological Technicians
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

Food Scientists
Medical Scientists
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
Physician Assistants
Science Technicians
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

The following web sites are for programs that may interest you or may have been followed by some of our recent graduates:

Medical Schools

Dental Schools

Chiropractic Colleges

Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy


MBA program

Law Schools

Genetic Counselling

Laboratory Technology



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