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Biologist, Microbiologist
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ActivitiesInvestigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.

OutlookAverage job growth

Median Income$65,920 per year in May 2010

Work Context & ConditionsUsually work regular hours in offices or laboratories and usually are not exposed to unsafe or unhealthy conditions. Those who work with dangerous organisms or toxic substances in the laboratory must follow strict safety procedures to avoid contamination. They must be exacting and thorough in their work.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree

SkillsMonitoring, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Writing, Equipment Selection, Time Management, Troubleshooting, Mathematics, Equipment Maintenance, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Operation Monitoring, Operations Analysis, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Science

AbilitiesCategory Flexibility, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning

InterviewsPatricia Diaz