The average salary for a Microbiologist is about £37,800 and there are over 10000 employed in Scotland, mainly working in labs with some travel. Average working hours are 9am to 5pm.
What would you do
You would study micro-organisms and your work can be used to prevent diseases, make medicine or grow food. you could work in research and development in different areas these include:
The key skills and qualifications required are higher English, Maths and Biology. To then go on and take a Microbiology degree at university. It is important to have good teamwork, problem solving and communications skills as well as being hard working and kind!