Microbiologists study microscopic organisms that cause disease and environmental damage in the industrial, agricultural and horticultural industry.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In August 2020, the median yearly salary for a microbiologist was $54,161, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Microbiologist Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn what it means to be a microbiologist from Aindrila Mukhopadhyay who manages her own biofuels research group.