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Microbiology

Biologists and Microbiologists learn how living things work, how they interact with one another, and how they evolve. They study cells under a microscope, insects in a rainforest, viruses that affect human beings, plants in a greenhouse, or lions in the African grasslands. Their work increases understanding of the natural world and helps address issues of personal well-being and worldwide concern, such as environmental depletion, threats to human health, and maintaining viable and abundant food supplies.

Career Opportunities

  • Agronomist
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Conservationist
  • Coroner
  • Dietitian
  • Ecologist
  • Educator
  • Farmer
  • Florist
  • Food Technologist
  • Forester
  • Geneticist
  • Horticulturist
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Medical Librarian
  • Mortician
  • Museum/Aquarium Administrator
  • Nutritionist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Physician
  • Public Health Director
  • Science Writer
  • Taxonomist
  • Toxicologist
  • Zoologist

Related Skills


Hiring Institutions

  • Advertising Agency
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Colleges and Schools
  • Cosmetic Companies
  • Food Processors
  • Hatcheries
  • Lumber Companies
  • Medical Supply Companies
  • National and State Parks
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Publishers
  • Research and Development Firms
  • Zoological Parks
  • Aquariums
  • Beverage Companies
  • Chemical Industries
  • Consulting Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Libraries
  • Medical Clinics
  • Museums
  • Nurseries
  • Professional and Technical Journals
  • Textile Manufacturers
  • Hospitals/Healthcare

Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

University of Oklahoma, Department of Botany & Microbiology
American Society for Microbiology
Society for General Microbiology
Society for Industrial Microbiology
EPA, Microbiology
Biotech Jobs