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Associate Degree in Microbiology


Agricultural Inspectors, $32,086.93

Biochemists and Biophysicists, $142,356.44

Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary, $99,925.13

Biological Scientists, All Other, $78,390.67

Biological Technicians, $47,880.77

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health, $51,750.27

Epidemiologists, $60,965.99

Food Scientists and Technologists, $65,372.04

Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other, $57,269.33

Microbiologists, $98,978.80

Soil and Plant Scientists, $70,950.24

Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties 

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