They also develop products and procedures to benefit humans or the environment.
Agricultural Microbiologists study plant-associated microbes, plant and animal diseases, and soil microbes, for example.
Generally, Agricultural Microbiologists have a Bachelor of Science degree in:
- Molecular Biology
For research-based positions, a postgraduate qualification (Master’s or PhD) is required.
Find out more about being a Microbiologist at CareersNZ.
For a career in science
For a science career (Research Technician, Statistician, Farm Advisor or Farm Systems Modeller), but not working as a scientist, you will need an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s Degree) which generally takes three years’ university study.
To be a scientist
You need a postgraduate qualification (Master's or Doctorate) which takes four or more years’ university study. You could be an Animal Behaviour Scientist, Plant or Animal Geneticist, Agricultural Microbiologist or Reproduction Scientist.
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