What Can I Do with an MHC Major in Biochemistry?

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Cornell Medical School
  • Genzyme Corporation
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Bassett Healthcare
  • Salud de Tierra Colorada
  • Vista Program
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • Yale University
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Merck & Co.
  • Teach for America
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Research Assistant
  • Research Fellow
  • Research & Development Scientist
  • Physician
  • Vista Volunteer
  • High School Teacher
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Director of Development of a non-profit
  • Financial Analyst
  • Writer/Editor

Online Resources:

  • American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    This non-profit org provides Fellowship Travel Awards, Career Networking, and Employment Assistance to members.
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
    A non-profit scientific association that includes several student chapters and publishes the periodical BioScience.
  • Science Careers
    This website is the career component of Science Magazine, and it offers recent articles on up-and-coming science careers in various fields as well as job listings for members.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations, including biological sciences, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry.
  • The Biochemical Society
    A UK-based scientific organization, offers an excellent Career section for biochemistry graduates.
  • American Chemical Society
    The ACS website features a comprehensive “Chemical Careers in Brief” section as well as salary information.
  • Spotlight on Careers
    Check out the biotechnology page to explore various biotech industries, trends and links to other resources.
  • Vault Online Career Library – connect through LyonNet
    Another career resource that provides specific career summaries as well as guidance for internships, interviewing, resume and cover-letter writing. Occupational surveys from real employees in each industry are also available.

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Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.