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.
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Career prospects & criteria
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B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Biological Sciences/ Life Sciences
M.Sc. Microbiology/ Life sciences
What you need to get started
Internships during graduation and post-graduation in pharmaceutical industries or hospitals can be very useful
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