Employers value the scientific, analytical and problem-solving skills developed by microbiology graduates
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
- Biomedical scientist
- Clinical research associate
- Food technologist
- Physician associate
- Research scientist (life sciences)
- Scientific laboratory technician
- Technical brewer
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don’t restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. If you haven’t already done so, take a few minutes to answer the Job Match questions to find out what careers would suit you.
Pre-entry experience in a laboratory is useful if you are 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. Talk to hospital laboratories or your university careers service about gaining some work experience.
Some companies provide funding to support research work in laboratories over the summer.
Becoming a member of a relevant society or professional body demonstrates commitment to the career and provides valuable networking and career development opportunities. They often also provide support with getting experience with research projects. Relevant organisations include:
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