Microbiology

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About this program

A program that focuses on the scientific study of unicellular organisms and colonies, and subcellular genetic matter and their ecological interactions with human beings and other life. Includes instruction in microbial genetics, cell biology, cell physiology, virology, pathogenic microbiology, environmental microbiology, immunology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, and laboratory methods including microscopy.

Career Opportunities

Biology Professors

teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$101320
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Food Science Technicians

perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products.
$45920
No degree required
Personality Match

Biological Technicians

assist biological and medical scientists. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, collect data and samples, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.
$49490
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match


Microbiologists

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investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.
$91840
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

Interest Match

Natural Sciences Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
$154930
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


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