Undergraduate Major Details
What Can I Do With This Major?
About this major
The Microbiology major is in the College of Biological Sciences.
A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:
The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.
|Child Family Health International|
|CommuniCare Health Centers|
|McCarthy Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine|
|Paul Hom Asian Clinic|
|Rite Aid Pharmacy|
|Sacramento Contact Lenses and Optometry Inc.|
|Sutter Health / Medical Center, Sacramento / General Hospital|
|Sutter Medical Center Sacramento|
|Takada Lab_UCDMC_Medical Dermatology/Biochemistry and Molecular|
|UC Davis Clinica Tepati|
|UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)|
|UC Davis MIND Institute|
|UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine|
|UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (UCDSVM)|
|UC Davis School Veterinary Medicine Department of Population Health and Reproduction|
|UCDMC Cardiology Davis Tower 6|
|UCDMC Child Life|
|UCDMC Emergency Room|
|UCDMC Operating Room|
|UCDMC Pediatric Emergency Room|
|UCDMC Pediatric General Clinic|
|UCDMC Radiology CAT SCAN|
|UCDMC Same Day Surgery Center|
|UCDMC Urgent Care|
|UCDSOM Department of Surgery|
|Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research and Education Society (VN CARES)|
|Yolo County Health Department|
Graduating Class Demographics
The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.
|Year||Graduating Class||Completed First Destination Survey||Response Rate|
Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.
|Year||Employed*||Seeking Employment||Attending Graduate School||Other+|
|* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.
Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.
|Lam Research||Supply Chain Business Manager|
|Monsanto||Lab Tech III|
|NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Research Associate|
|PrimusLabs||Food Safety Microbiologist|
|Safety Systems Technology||Embedded Systems Engineer|
|Sutter Winery||Lab Technician|
|University of California, Berkeley||Lab Technician|
|University of California, Davis||Junior Specialist|
Salary Summary Statistics
The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.
|Year||Mean||Median||Minimum||Maximum||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|