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Microbiologist Career Information

What a Microbiologist does

Abilities & Traits Required


Now look at the educational qualifications needed to be a microbiologist. Any one of these qualifications will lead you to a career in Microbiology.

��� MSc/PhD in Microbiology

• MD in Microbiology

• MSc/ PhD in Agricultural Science with specialisation in Microbiology

• MPharm/ PhD in Microbiology

• MVSc/ PhD with specialisation in Animal Microbiology

• MSc/ PhD in Biomedical Science with specialisation in Microbiology

• MSc/ MTech/ PhD in Biotechnology with specialisation in Industrial Microbiology


In university departments and research organisations, you will start at Rs 15000 -18000 a month as a faculty member or as a junior scientist. You will earn Rs 10000 a month as a research assistant or research scholar. The maximum remuneration you can earn in these organisations as a Microbiologist is Rs 25000 as per the present scale. However, this scale is currently under revision and the remuneration is likely to be increased by at least 20 per cent.

In industries, you may have to start at a slightly lower salary but eventually you will earn much more than those in academic fields. You will begin at Rs 10000 -12000 a month. In senior positions, you could earn anywhere between Rs 30000 - 70000 a month.

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