Occupation description: 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.
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Employment and Job Openings
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Labor Force Indicators
|2011 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2011 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||1
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||1
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||2
|2011 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Bachelor’s degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None