Biochemical Engineers


Develop usable, tangible products, using knowledge of biology, chemistry, or engineering. Solve problems related to materials, systems, or processes that interact with humans, plants, animals, microorganisms, or biological materials.
Also called: Engineering Director, Process Engineer, Research Associate, University Extension Specialist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • biology
    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Persistence
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Development environment software
  • Ada
  • Microsoft Azure
    Operating system software
  • Linux
  • UNIX

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    doctoral degree
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