A Microbiologist focuses on the growth, development, and characteristics of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, algae, and fungi. They work in laboratories and offices, where scientific experiments are conducted and the results are analyzed.
What you need to get started
Internships during graduation and post-graduation in pharmaceutical industries or hospitals can be very useful
The United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Japan and India
B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Biological Sciences/ Life Sciences
M.Sc. Microbiology/ Life sciences
Attention to detail
Work well in a team setting
Constantly willing to learn and innovate
Knowledge about chemicals, toxins, and their safe disposal
Handling lab equipment and heavy machinery
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Good opportunities for job growth and security
Steady, consistent work hours
Can specialise in many areas - bacteriology, immunology, virology, etc.
Contribute to improving healthcare, with minimal-to-no patient interaction
Long study duration
Experimental work can be difficult, would have to deal with harmful chemicals and toxic materials
Requires extensive knowledge and skills