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What Can I Do With a Major in Microbiology?

Microbiology & Immunology graduates are employed by the mining, health, petroleum, textile, biotechnology, food, agriculture and pharmaceutical industries, and by university, institutional and governmental entities. Some examples of job opportunities include:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnologist
  • Blood bank technologist
  • Chemist
  • Clinical chemistry technologist
  • Clinical pathologist
  • Crime lab analyst
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • Embryologist
  • Environmental health educator
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Environmental health educator
  • Food and drug inspector
  • Geneticist
  • Hemotherapist
  • Histologist
  • Horticulturist
  • Hospital administrator
  • Immunologist
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Medical doctor
  • Medical illustrator
  • Medical laboratory manager
  • Medical record technician
  • Medical technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Mycologist
  • Natural resources manager
  • Naturalist
  • Parasitologist
  • Patent specialist
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician assistant
  • Public health specialist
  • Quality control specialist
  • Research assistant
  • Research scientist
  • Technical writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Virologist

Info: The undergraduate program at MSU is also designed to prepare students for graduate study. Students who complete a graduate degree are generally employed in industry, colleges, university or medical institutions. Some pursue postgraduate medical or research studies.