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Victor Hansson

Career report for EDP: Microbiologist


The job Ive chosen is microbiologist, as a child I was always interested in

Animals and more so, ones I couldnt see like bacteria, I always knew they effected humans in

many ways positive or not.

A microbiologist is someone who studies microbes, their growth, characteristics, and

relation to plant and animal life. Microscopic organisms effect daily life more than people would

think from milk to bread, they all need bacteria to be created like yeast, a bacteria put into bread

to make It rise.

The normal career path a microbiologist takes is a Research Assistant (Helps with daily

lab work), Lab Manager (Oversees experiments, hardware, interacting with research team), And

research director (Leading research teams into discovering the unknown wonders of


The education required is a bachelors or masters degree in Microbiology, biology,

biochemistry, or related degrees. These are available at most colleges in Michigan and

neighboring states, such colleges include Michigan State or Ohio state.

Microbiologists commonly are working in a quiet secluded lab but may be sent out for

fieldwork in possibly temperate/harsh conditions. The CDC will frequently send out scientists for

fieldwork in different countries Microbiologists jobs are to handle bacteria which could be very

dangerous. Pathogens like small pox or Ebola make the job deadly.

Earnings would depend on your education/experience, and where you would

work, colleges and public corporations being the higher paying jobs entry level averages

around $45,000 annual, median wage $55,000, and experienced upwards of around

$110,000. Top level microbiologists earning $200,000+.

In conclusion, Microbiologists are extremely important in the 21 st century with the

appearance of drug resistant microbes, as outbreaks occur more scientists are needed

to handle the situation and I would love to be one of those people.