Careers in Microbiology and Biochemistry

What are my career posibilities?

  • Agronomist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Assistant Scientist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Biochemist
  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Chemistry Technician
  • Clinical Lab Technician
  • Educator
  • Fish and Wildlife Technician
  • Food Technologist
  • Forensic Biotechnologist
  • Forensic Specialist
  • Genetics Counsellor
  • Grad School Student (Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Naturopathy, Veterinary)
  • High School Teacher
  • Medical Lab Technician 
  • Molecular biologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pathologist
  • Public Health Microbiologist
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Quality Control Microbiology Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Scientific Journalist
  • Taxonomist
  • Technical Analyst
  • Virologist

Potential work environments

  • Biotechnology and Energy Firms
  • Colleges, Universities, & Private Schools
  • Crime Labs (& Other Forensic Science Orgs)
  • Diagnostic & Quality testing Labs
  • Fish and Wildlife Industries
  • Geological/Agricultural Firms
  • Gov’t Agencies (Municipal, Provincial, Federal)
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Hospitals/Other Medical Agencies
  • Industrial/Chemical Manufacturing Firms
  • Inspection & Monitoring Agencies/Boards
  • Microbiology Consulting Firms
  • Mining Companies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Companies (Sales, Design,Manufacturing)
  • Public & Private Research Fields (Agricultural, Chemical, Environmental)
  • Science-Specific Recruitment Agencies
  • Technical Supply Companies
  • Text-Based Companies (eg. Scientific Journals)
  • Water Testing/Treatment Organizations

Note: These lists are not exhaustive. Some careers listed may require further education, training, designations and/or experience.