Microbiologists


Investigate 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.
Also called: Bacteriologist, Microbiological Analyst, Microbiologist, Quality Control Microbiologist (QC Microbiologist)

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • biology
  • chemistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • group things in different ways
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • BD Biosciences CellQuest
  • Protein Explorer
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database management software
  • Microsoft Access
    Medical software
  • Computer Service & Support CLS-2000 Laboratory System
  • Orchard Software Orchard Harvest LIS

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    certificate after college
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