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Montana State University
P.O. Box 172360
Bozeman, MT 59717-2360

Tel: (406) 994-4288
Fax: (406) 994-7580
E-mail: lands@montana.edu
Location: 2-205 Wilson Hall

Dean:

Nicol C. Rae
nicol.rae@montana.edu

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Careers with a Degree in Microbiology & Immunology

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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

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.