Careers in Microbiology
Even though the organisms we study are too small to see without a microscope, they have a big impact on our daily lives. Check out some of the reasons that choosing to major in Microbiology can help you get the most out of your Miami Experience.
A major in Microbiology offers career options
Students receiving degrees in either Microbiology or Medical Laboratory Science are well prepared for careers in almost any field in medicine and biology, and in every sector of the economy: universities, colleges, schools, hospitals, government agencies (CDC, EPA, NASA), congress, industry (biotechnology, food safety, and pharmaceutical), business (patent law), and communications (medical writers).
These degrees also serve as an excellent stepping-stone to medical school (the requirements for a major in Microbiology are virtually the same as those which will qualify students to apply to Medical, Dental and Veterinary School). They also align very well with the Premedical Studies Co-major.
Whether you are interested in research in biomedical, commercial, or environmental fields; in industry, academia, or the government; a major in microbiology can provide the background and experience you need.
A major in microbiology prepares one for a career in almost any field in medicine and biology. Microbiologists work in every sector of the economy: Universities, Colleges, Schools, Hospitals, Government Agencies, Congress, Industry, the Peace Corps, NASA and the Military. Here are some of the wide array of career paths available to microbiology majors.
|Infectious disease||Patent law||Infection Control|
|Technical sales||Bioremediation||Quality control|
|Product development||Bioethics||Food technology|
|Medical illustration||Biotechnology||Molecular biology|
|Genetic engineering||Education||Vaccine development|
|Scientific research||Microbial ecology||Public health|
|Forensic Sciences||Epidemiology||Microbial physiology|
|Environmental health||Clinical Microbiology||Environmental law|
|Laboratory administration||Pollution Control||Agricultural microbiology|
|Veterinary microbiology||Technical writing||Drug development|
|Human genome project||Immunology||Bioweapons defense|
How you can find out more
While you are visiting our campus, if you would like to visit with a faculty advisor to discuss what the Department of Microbiology has to offer, email us at microbiology@MiamiOH.edu, and we'll schedule an appointment.