A microbiologist prepares a bacterial sample to review under the microscope

Microbiologist

Microbiologists study microscopic forms of life such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa.

Overview

Microbiologists study microscopic forms of life such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa.

Day-to-day

  • investigates the chemical structure and function of living cells and their isolated components, organs and tissues in humans, animals, plants, and micro-organisms
  • examines micro-organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and their enzymes, and uses the knowledge gained to create and develop new, and improve existing, products, materials and processes.

Occupation snapshot
info-icon
Not available
info-icon
info-icon
Stable

To become a Microbiologist

Skills

info-icon

Top skills employers are looking for:

Careers to explore