Code: 19-1022.00

Also known as: Bacteriologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Microbiologist, Microbiological Analyst, Microbiologist, Quality Control Microbiologist (QC Microbiologist)

Description: Microbiologists study the growth and development of microscopic organisms as well as an organism's relationships to diseases. They hope to come to a better understanding of microorganisms to prevent epidemics and other major health issues. Microbiologists must have at least a Bachelor's degree to obtain an entry-level job in the field. However, most go on to earn a doctoral degree so that they can focus on more research oriented work.


Typical wages

10% $45,690
25% $58,800
Median $84,400
75% $119,770
90% $156,360
10% $21.97
25% $28.27
Median $40.58
75% $57.58
90% $75.17

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 1,700