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What are the most lucrative jobs available for Microbiologist and what is the criteria to enter them?

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RE: What are the most lucrative jobs available for Microbiologist and what is the criteria to enter them?

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Microbiologists study the world of organisms that are too small to be seen with naked eye. Some of these micro organisms are infectious agents to humans , animals or plants. many of these microorganisms, however carry out important function sin their niches that are essential for all life on earth. Microbiologists study the interaction of microorganisms with people and how they affect our lives as well as the roles these organisms play in the environment. Microbiologists can work as :-
Research Assistant- These people provide technical support to conduct research , working in a team with other scientists and research director.
Medical Microbiologists- study the role played by micro organisms in inflicting diseases in humans and animals. They research these organisms to find various ways to cure, prevent and occurrence of these diseases.
Industrial Microbiologists- work with industries manufacturing products like antibiotics , amino acids, beverages etc.
Marine Microbiologists- deals with the micro organisms present in the ocean
Agricultural Microbiologists: study plant diseases, the role of microorganisms in soil fertility and damage of farm products
Sale or Technical Representative- These people provide information about pharmaceuticals and other medical or scientific products to prospective customers.

To make a career in microbiology , one needs to have post graduation in microbiology. They can find employment with food and beverage industry or pharmaceutical industry. Large pharmaceutical companies are investing in research and development in India. As a result there is employment opportunity in the area of formulation research, analytical development and clinical research and in new drug discovery. They can also find marine research institutes, research and development labs, agricultural research bodies, medical research council. Microbiologists can also teach in schools, become faculty members in universities , colleges after a Master's or PhD. Self employment is also a very good option for microbiologists to start their professional career by setting up microbiological laboratories of their own an can help in diagnosing the diseases.

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