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Microbiology Careers

Career opportunities:

Opportunities after graduation might include some of the following:  

  • Hospitals and public health agencies
  • Biotechnology firms
  • Pharmaceutical and vaccine development companies
  • Agricultural microbiology
  • International agricultural research centers
  • Government labs (CDC, NADC, USDA)
  • Tissue culture and diagnostic laboratories
  • Infectious diseases
  • Food safety
  • Botanical gardens and nurseries
  • Biorenewables
  • Public policy organizations

Career counseling as well as help with summer employment, internships, career information at Agriculture Career Services and University Career Services Career counseling, information on job fairs, interviews, resume building, resume referral services

Still not sure what you want to do or can do with a Microbiology degree? Then watch the ASM career link on the home page to hear from actual Microbiologists and why they got into Microbiology.