Employers value the scientific, analytical and problem-solving skills developed by microbiology graduates
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Pre-entry experience in a laboratory is useful if you're thinking of a science-based career. Some degree courses include a year's work placement undertaking scientific research in industry, a government research laboratory or another relevant organisation.
Some companies provide funding to support research work in laboratories over the summer. Contact your careers service for information on these opportunities and other internships. Also, contact local hospital laboratories to find out about work experience or work shadowing opportunities.
Microbiology overlaps with other areas of biology such as genetics, molecular biology and immunology. This means there are opportunities for a microbiology-related career in a wide range of sectors. Typical employers include:
Studying microbiology helps you to develop a variety of subject-specific skills. These include the ability to:
You also develop other more general skills, including: