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What job can you get with a microbiology degree?

Most microbiology graduates go on to become microbiologists, medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and medical and clinical laboratory technicians. . Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in a microbiology degree will be useful:

What is the job market for microbiology degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for microbiology graduates is average overall. This means that job opportunities have remained steady and that the market is consistent with other sectors across the country.

Here’s a breakdown of microbiology graduate employment. Compared to the national average, the number of people who are underpaid (that is, who make less than $40,000 per year) is 8% more than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of Microbiology Grads
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