Skip to main content
2 answers
2
Updated 301 views

What's your microbiology experience?

Please describe your experience in working with various types of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or fungi.

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

2

2 answers


0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

LaTausha’s Answer

As a Clinical Lab Scientist, Microbiology is one of main lab departments that you would work in. The technology has evolved over the years but essentially you are isolating various organisms from specimen, identifying them, and determining what medication they're resistant or susceptible to.
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Juliana’s Answer

During one summer, I assisted a professor with experiments aimed at detecting CMV (Cytomegalovirus) in human saliva. It was then that I realized research wasn't really my thing. I also spent another summer in a microbiology lab, specifically a diagnostic one. This experience was fascinating because I learned about various samples and specimens, as well as how to callibrate the equipment, perform tests, and identify microbes causing diseases in patients, and whether they were bacterial, viral, or fungal. Although I found this intriguing while I was learning, it eventually became monotonous due to similar findings and a lack of exotic discoveries.

Microbiology has many different specialties, such as bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology, and it's often studied alongside immunology. Generally, there are two career paths for microbiologists: industrial microbiology (involving sewage plants, breweries, or food safety) and medical microbiology (focusing on diagnostics and research).
0