Bacteriologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Microbiological Analyst, Microbiologist
see titles from the Air Force, Army, or Navy.
Biomedical Laboratory, Microbiology
What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
- Investigate the relationship between organisms and disease including the control of epidemics and the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.
- Prepare technical reports and recommendations based upon research outcomes.
- Supervise biological technologists and technicians and other scientists.
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
- using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- 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
Ideas and Logic
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- group things in different ways
- read and understand what is written
- communicate by writing
- add, subtract, multiply, or divide
- choose the right type of math to solve a problem
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Analytical Thinking
- Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
- BD Biosciences CellQuest
- Protein Explorer
- Computer Service & Support CLS-2000 Laboratory System
- Orchard Software Orchard Harvest LIS
Data base user interface and query software
- Database management software