U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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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.
Illustrative examples: Bacteriologist,
Public Health Microbiologist
Broad Occupation: 19-1020 Biological Scientists
Minor Group: 19-1000 Life Scientists
Major Group: 19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010