Microbiologists investigate growth, structure, development and more characteristics of microscopic organisms like bacteria, algae, and fungi. Can also study the relationship between organisms and disease or effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.
- At least a bachelor's degree
- PhD needed for senior level positions
- No internship needed
Median Annual Salary
- Texas: $47,406
- U.S: $67,800
This career is interesting to me not only because it's related to the career of a pediatrician, but because I could get to study viruses. If I could find the cure to a major disease, I could save a lot of people from a deadly epidemic or outbreak.