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Investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.
Microbiologists typically perform some or all of the following:
There are several fields in which microbiologists are usually employed. Each of the job titles listed below require specialization in that field. Explore details of these positions to see if you want to pursue a career working in this capacity:
Microbiologists can expect to earn a median salary of $67,600.
Job opportunity growth for this career is forecasted to increase at a rate of 3.6% per year nationally. North Carolina has a higher-than-average demand for microbiologists. Job demand is forecasted to increase at a rate of 9.6% per year in North Carolina.
A certificate from NC State is highly regarded in the field of microbiology. This certificate can be used in addition to a science undergraduate degree in preparation for the advanced education typically needed to work as a microbiologist. Most microbiologists have a bachelor’s degree, and many also have a certificate or master’s degree.
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