What does a Microbiologists do?

Microbiology is the study of living organisms that are invisible to the naked eye. Microbiologists study things like bacteria or viruses to study how microbes affect animals and people. They can also study things like food to guarantee it is safe to distribute to the public. The salary can vary depending on the level and type of microbiologist, the salary ranges from $20,000 to $100,000 a year. Being a microbiologist is very beneficial, they can save lives by finding cures or treatments, even finding new information on dangerous or interesting microbes.

What does it take?

To be a microbiologist, you must have at least a bachelors degree, high level microbiologists have a doctoral or PhD. You could work many different places being a mircobilogist, such as hospitals/clinical laboratories, the food industry, the environment, research labs, or teaching at a university. Microbiologists are very hard working and their job is very hands on, you will be working with live animals and diseases, viruses, etc. You must be very careful on the job to make sure you, coworkers, or animals are not injured. Compensation includes medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment.