Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Microbiologists (19-1022)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 26 25 -3.85 0 2 2
United States 21700 22700 0.0 300 1700 2100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
United States 44.15 21.97 28.27 40.58 57.58 75.17

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.