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Biochemist

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A biochemist is someone who studies the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity. Most biochemists work on research ... learn more

Employment Option

Self Employment Ratio

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Education

Bachelor of Science in Bio-chemistry (B.Sc.)

Academic Education

Possible Employers

Career in Detail

A biochemist is someone who studies the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity. Most biochemists work on research teams. Research projects are often interdisciplinary, and biochemists frequently work with experts in other fields, such as physics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering.

Biochemists usually do the following

"Studies chemistry of living processes, such as cell development, breathing and digestion, and living energy changes, such as growth, aging, and death."
"Researches methods of transferring characteristics, such as resistance to disease, from one organism to another."
"Examines chemical aspects of the formation of antibodies and research chemistry of cells and blood corpuscles."

Abilities and other Requirements

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Income and other Facilities

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Working Context

ISCO - International Standard Classification of Occupations

Security and Army Professionals
Skilled Urban Skilled Rural
Supporting Operations

The table illustrates the segregation of occupations according to the level of education & experience. The segregation is such that the 'Professionals' have the highest amount of education and/or experience then are the 2 skilled labour (Urban & Rural) and Supporting Occupations with assemblers, operators etc. Security and Army have a wider range of both education and experience and are governmental jobs.

The boxes highlighted are the ones associated with Biochemist . According to ISCO, jobs can have various levels of education and/or experience which thus puts them in different boxes as visualized in the table.

Relevant Education

Bachelor of Science in Bio-chemistry (B.Sc.)

Education strongly relevant

Duration Fee (Rs) Access without SEE
B.Sc. Bio-chemistry
Professional
4 Year(s) 1,000,000
No
This degree has been designed for students who want to pursue a career in biochemistry. Among the many options for students who opt for this degree are graduate school in biochemistry, medical, dental, or veterinary school, or working in the field of biotechnology. A minimum of 47 quarter hours of chemistry courses and selected biology courses are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. Two minors are required with this degree. The required biology courses complete a biology minor. The other minor can be completed in any discipline. One year of calculus and one year of physics, Go to education page
B.Sc. Medical Bioche
Professional
4 Year(s) 0
No
The program focuses mainly on medical biochemistry. Biochemistry is at the core of all modern biology. Advances in areas as diverse as medicine, plant breeding and industrial biotechnology are dependent on a firm understanding of the underlying metabolic processes. The course in biochemistry aims to provide a solid grounding in the fundamentals of metabolism and molecular Biology leading to a study of the application of this knowledge in the real world, this applied focus of the course equips students for careers not only in education and research but also in the different setting of health care. Go to education page

Education moderately relevant

Duration Fee (Rs) Access without SEE
B.Sc.in Chemistry
Professional
4 Year(s) 0
No
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Chemistry is a four years, 8 semester program of Mid Western University of Nepal. Go to education page

Ideal Qualities

Work activities, only mental: You prefer your work to be mental in nature, without much physical activity. You should consider looking for jobs where you are mostly required to sit in one place and come up with ideas or handle information. Some examples would include desk jobs and jobs involving scientific research.

Information Processing, only detailed: You prefer to focus on a specific aspect of your work and to go deeper into the details. You should consider jobs that require you to focus and pay great attention to the details of what you are doing, and avoid jobs which require you to look at the bigger picture. Some examples would include jobs like bookkeeping, data management, software coding, fine arts, handicrafts or translation

Flexibility, very low: You prefer to have a fixed work routine with little or no change every day. You should consider looking for jobs where you are required to go to an office at a specific time each working day. Some examples would include desk jobs and running a shop.

Value orientation, only idealistic: You believe that your work must have meaning behind it, without any material importance. You should consider looking for jobs that will give you some personal satisfaction while doing it. Some examples would include teaching and doing social work.

Pursuit of Success, very low: Having a personal life is important to you. You don’t want your social and family relationships to suffer from dedicating time to your work. You should consider looking for jobs that will not interfere with your private life. Avoid jobs which require you to dedicate a lot of your free time to your work

Motivation to Create, low: You prefer to implement already existing ideas rather than come up with your own ways of doing things. You should consider looking for jobs where you will be given clear and explicit instructions on what you have to do, or where there is already an established way of doing things. Avoid jobs where you have to think of your own ways of doing things.

Analysis orientated, very high: You like to spend a lot of time thinking before you make a decision. You believe that it is important to consider everything before acting. You should consider looking for jobs where you are required to think carefully before acting. Avoid jobs where you need to make decisions quickly without much time for thinking.

Team oriented, low: You are independent and work best on your own. It is difficult for you to work with others and to conform your way of working to theirs but on the other hand you do not feel odd if you have to work on your own. You should consider looking for jobs which have a lot of tasksthat can be fulfilled on your own and have a low degree of collaboration with colleagues or experts you need to ask for help

Self-confidence, very high: You have a high amount of self-confidence. It is easy for you to present yourself in front of others. You should consider looking for jobs where you will have to make presentations in front of groups of people. Avoid jobs where you will not be encouraged to talk to other people.

"Studies chemistry of living processes, such as cell development, breathing and digestion, and living energy changes, such as growth, aging, and death."
"Researches methods of transferring characteristics, such as resistance to disease, from one organism to another."
"Examines chemical aspects of the formation of antibodies and research chemistry of cells and blood corpuscles."

Employment Condition

Self Employment Ratio

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Possible Employers

Size of Employment

At the moment there are people working in this job in Nepal.

Job Demand

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60 = very high: This job is very high in demand. You can easily find employment or will be able to sell your service easily as a self employed person.

50 = high: This job is high in demand. With a certain talent you will find a job.

40 = medium: The demand for this job is medium. You should have chances in finding a job, but you might need to be flexible regarding your working place or in self employment, might have to compete with a few other professionals about the work.

30 = low: The demand for this job is low. Only a few vacancies are published. Academic proficiency as well as experience is required to be even considered for applying for this sort of jobs.

20 = saturated: There is no more demand for this profession in the labour market. Only if existing staff is released, new people are hired.

10 = over-supplied: There are many graduates already waiting for a job in this profession. You might have to consider a long waiting list or have to prove extraordinary talent to find a job in this profession.

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