Associate Degree in Microbiology


Microbiology technician, $34,000* Medical or clinical lab technician, $31,000* Medical assistant, $37,000* Veterinary assistant, $37,000* Research assistant, $46,000** Microbiologist, $75,230**

*Simply Hired: Riverside County **Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.

Career Info

An associate of science degree in microbiology can lead to a variety of employment opportunities in education, government, medicine, and research. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in the biological sciences.

Potential Careers

  • Nurse
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Medical assistant
  • Research assistant
  • Physician
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary technician