Biochemists have a variety of options in education, such as teaching high school, developing curriculums, and as professors on the college and university level. Those wanting to teach high school will have to also pursue a teaching certification. Those wanting to teach on the college and university level will have to obtain their doctorate degree in biochemistry.
Those wanting to develop curriculums will work with online education providers, publishing companies, and state boards of education developing the education standards for both post-secondary and high school students. An undergraduate degree is the minimum, but most employers will want their curriculum developers to have technical writing or teaching experience.
In addition to a background in biochemistry, all educators will also need to learn about learning theory, classroom management, and teaching standards. Biochemistry majors may also wish to pursue a career as a science writer writing textbooks, non-fiction science works, and manuals for publishing companies, most often on a freelance basis. Magazines, newspapers, and trade publications may also work with science writers.