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Career Outcomes

student being hooded at commencement

To help all applicants and others interested in the Molecular Microbiology program, we have summarized information of the careers that are being pursued by the PhD graduates of our program. The information below includes all PhD program graduates who matriculated from 1985 to the present and is updated a minimum of twice each year.

Information about individual alumni can be found on our Alumni Page

 Career Choices of Molecular Microbiology PhD Graduates*
   Number %
Academic faculty 32 28.3
Academic staff scientists 10  8.8
Industrial research 21 18.6
Science-related non-research 23 20.4
Pursuing postdoctoral training 17  15.0
Non-science-related 5 4.4
Not in the labor force  4 3.5
Information unavailable  1 0.9
Totals  113 100

*Academic faculty includes individuals who hold faculty positions at institutions of higher education in the US and abroad. Science-related non-research includes patent law, technology transfer, business development, scientific writing, science policy and other similar careers.