Work Nature

  • understand their relationship to human, plant, and animal health.
  • Examine physiological, morphological, and cultural characteristics, using microscope, to identify and classify microorganisms in human, water, and food specimens.
  • Provide laboratory services for health departments, for community environmental health programs, and for physicians needing information for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Investigate the relationship between organisms and disease, including the control of epidemics and the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.
  • Prepare technical reports and recommendations based upon research outcomes.
  • Supervise biological technologists and technicians and other scientists.
  • Monitor and perform tests on water, food, and the environment to detect harmful microorganisms or to obtain information about sources of pollution, contamination, or infection.
  • Use a variety of specialized equipment such as electron microscopes, gas chromatographs and high pressure liquid chromatographs, electrophoresis units, thermocyclers, fluorescence activated cell sorters and phosphorimagers.
  • Observe action of microorganisms upon living tissues of plants, higher animals, and other microorganisms, and on dead organic matter.
  • Study the structure and function of human, animal, and plant tissues, cells, pathogens and toxins.
  • Research use of bacteria and microorganisms to develop vitamins, antibiotics, amino acids, grain alcohol, sugars, and polymers.
  • Develop new products and procedures for sterilization, food and pharmaceutical supply preservation, or microbial contamination detection 

Key Skills

  • Microbiology
  • Sterility
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Microbiologist

Occupations

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Clinical Microbiologist
  • Microbiological Analyst
  • Microbiological Laboratory Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Microbiology Director
  • Microbiology Laboratory Manager
  • Quality Control Microbiologist (QC Microbiologist)
  • Study Director
  • Bacteriologist

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Medium
2 Demand
Medium
3 Salary
Medium
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

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