One of the main questions repeatedly asked from biotechnology professionals is what can I do with a biotechnology degree, social beliefs think that the only way of biotechnology is in the laboratory but it is a wrong vision. And today in this video we will talk about how to become a microbiologist with a biotechnology degree.
With a biotechnology degree you can start and join lots of job position and startups but usually the main categories are: Biological Technician, Microbiologist, Research Scientist, Biomedical Engineer, Quality Assurance Manager, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Research and Development Manager, Marketing or Business Development Manager and lots of other jobs. Today we want to take a look at what a biotech student does as a microbiologist.
Microbiologists in companies and industries are concentrated on different things related to microorganisms and based on their roles they will study features. A microbiologist main specializes in the study of bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, protozoa, and other microorganisms that are not visible without the use of microscopes and other advanced tools. Microorganisms can be found everywhere from the soil, air, and water to the human body! virtually anywhere biological life exists ! Microbes can promote disease or decay of a living organism or assist in the process of fermentation. Microbiologists supervise complex research projects to advance scientific discovery, solve a problem, or develop a product. They may perform lab experiments or oversee a team of biological technicians who manage daily lab activities. Critical thinking and communication skills are important because a microbiologist will need to understand scientific literature, design appropriate experiments, and write technical reports and research papers. They may present research findings to scientists, non-scientist colleagues, and the public. According to the BLS references, the median pay for microbiologists is about $76000 per year. Similar to: bacteriologist, virologist, clinical microbiologist, environmental microbiologist, and quality control microbiologist.
Now you have a vision of what you can do as a microbiologist technician in a laboratory, please comment on your opinion and tell us your experience about this.