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Microbiologists

Study the growth, structure, and development of very small organisms.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Above the statewide median
$29.54 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Above statewide average
Growth rate:  4.9%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Classify organisms based on their characteristics or behavior.
  • Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms.
  • Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities.
  • Research diseases or parasites.
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Job Title Examples:

Laboratory Director
Research Chemist
Microbiologist

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