Microbiologist

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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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

311000

Min. 

122000

Max. 

1000000

What you need to get started

  • Internships during graduation and post-graduation in pharmaceutical industries or hospitals can be very useful 


International Opportunities

The United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Japan and India

Educational Qualifications

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Biological Sciences/ Life Sciences

  • M.Sc. Microbiology/ Life sciences

  • Ph.D

Soft Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Laboratory skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Analytical thinking

  • Work well in a team setting

  • Constantly willing to learn and innovate

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge about chemicals, toxins, and their safe disposal

  • IT skills

  • Handling lab equipment and heavy machinery

  • Chemistry

  • Microbiology

  • Molecular biology

  • Bacteriology

  • Virology

  • Parasitology

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Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Long study duration

  • Experimental work can be difficult, would have to deal with harmful chemicals and toxic materials

  • Requires extensive knowledge and skills

  • Highly competitive

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