Medical Microbiology jobs (Career opportunities in microbiology).
JOBS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN MICROBIOLOGY YOU SHOULD KNOW
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, achaea, fungi and protozoa. This discipline includes fundamental research on the biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, evolution and clinical aspects of micro organisms including the host’s response to these agents. A graduate of Microbiology has an averagely wide array of career and job opportunities to pick from as their area of work is very specific. It is also good course to study if one is interested in detail and research.
A graduate of Microbiology can work in;
👉NAFDAC, SON and other quality control agencies
In Medical institutions such as Pharmaceutical companies, Microbiologists run tests and determine the effects of drugs and chemicals made on cells and microscopic organisms. In hospitals and laboratories, they carry out analysis on body fluids like blood, urine and stool to detect parasitic microorganisms and help in the determination of correct diagnosis. They work closely with Medical lab scientists.
Microbiologists play their part in oil detection and exploration by analyzing the species and quantity of microorganisms at certain depths and locations. They are also employed to genetically engineer microorganism which can reduce pollution by breaking down crude oil from spills into harmless substances.
Microbiologists help companies and investment firms to evaluate a particular scientific or medical market to guide their strategies and decisions For example, a business analyst with a background in microbiology may help an investment firm to decide whether or not to financially support a biotechnology start-up.
NAFDAC AND OTHER REGULATORY AGENCIES;
Microbiologists can work in quality control and regulation agencies such as the National Agency for Food and Administration and Drug Control (NAFDAC) as well as the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) as analysts to determine the quality and safety as well as the absence of potentially harmful microbes in food items and consumer goods made by companies to ensure the safety of consumers.
Microbiologists work at colleges, universities, non-profit organizations and museums teaching about microorganisms, their forms, benefits and dangers. This sector has the most population of graduates of Microbiology.
Microbiologists work in research institutions which carry out valuable and important research in areas such as antimicrobial resistance, environmental microbiology, pathogenicity and virulence, biotechnology and synthetic biology, microbiomes, virology, immunology and food microbiology. Microbiology then is no doubt one of the most subtly lucrative courses that pay well in Nigeria.
Shyllon Olayinka Enoch, Undergraduate student of Biochemistry at Obafemi Awolowo University