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Career information and college search tools for microbiologists and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Microbiologists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be microbiologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Science4.55
Reading Comprehension4.125.25
Writing4.124.75
Active Listening44
Critical Thinking44.5

Microbiologists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be microbiologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Inductive Reasoning4.255.25
Written Comprehension4.255
Written Expression4.125
Category Flexibility45
Deductive Reasoning45

Microbiologists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be microbiologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Biology4.435.96
English Language4.144.45
Chemistry3.524.65
Mathematics3.354.39
Computers and Electronics3.34.09

Microbiologists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being microbiologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Getting Information4.575
Documenting/Recording Information4.524.65
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge4.485.78
Processing Information4.355.65
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events4.35.61

Microbiologists Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being microbiologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail4.83
Integrity4.61
Analytical Thinking4.57
Dependability4.52
Cooperation4.13

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Microbiologists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Microbiologists jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1,150 $100,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim900 $76,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell680 $87,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land410 $51,500
Austin-Round Rock390 $47,790
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood240 $67,810
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue230 $73,860
Fort Collins200 $60,850
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson200 $81,920
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas190 $53,330

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to microbiologists

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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