SCOPE of Microbiology

Career in microbiology


Discipline of life science which deals with the study the morphology, function and uses of  microscopic organism. The person specialize in this field is known as microbiologist.


organisms which are very small in size and can’t be seen with unaided eyes.


if anyone is thinking about pursuing course in this field for them there are many bachelors, masters and PhD  courses related to this field. 

Starting with bachelor course to the doctoral level  on can specialize in this field

Here are some details about the courses

Courses of bachelor degree

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: class 12th pass with PCB and 50% marks( some colleges consider)

  • microbiology
  • food technology
  • applied microbiology
  • clinical microbiology
  • industrial microbiology

Courses of master degree

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree(B.Sc) holder in related field. Some university organises entrance exam for this course

  • microbiology
  • medical microbiology
  • applied microbiology
  • microbial genetics and informatics


  • Agricultural microbiology
  • Veterinary microbiology
  • Industrial microbiology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Water microbiology
  • Soil microbiology
  • Microbial genetics
  • General microbiology
  • Evolutionary microbiology

Skills required:

  • Logical thinking
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent accuracy level
  • Research level thinking
  • Knowledge of computer can able to work with statics
  • Leadership quality

Job profile:

  • Research assistant
  • Food microbiologist
  • Quality assurance technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Scientist(life science)
  • Scientific laboratory technician
  • Pharmacologist
  • Marketing representative

Employment area:

  • Food and dairy industries
  • Research laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Hospitals
  • Agriculture department
  • Beverage industries 
  • Chemical industries