Forum:Microbiologist as a career
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Sujith 10

I am planning to pursue a career in bioinformatics. But I am completely confused in choosing between a microbiologist and a biostatistician. I have an equal interest in both fields. But career-wise which one will have a bright future? Also, which are the top universities that are offering master's courses on these?

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Bioinformatics is one career, microbiologist is another and biostatistician another one. Bioinformatics and biostatistics are dry lab careers (in other words, computer work), while microbiology is more a wet lab career.

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You can also do both dry- and wetlab work. In my PhD I did both, while during my PostDoc I currently only do drylab. A good understanding of the wetlab side helps your skills as an analyst.

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I agree, but usually (not always) one ends up specialising in one branch. Also depends very much on ones background, it is not the same to enter into bioinformatics world having an engineer background, or a bio background.

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