What Can I Do with My Degree In...

Immunology and Infection

Knowledge & Skills Developed:

  • Adaptability to different work environments
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Critical & inferential thinking
  • Ethical practice
  • Experimental design
  • Laboratory equipment operation
  • Organization, analysis, & interpretation of scientific data
  • Physiological understanding of micro-organisms
  • Project management
  • Scientific writing
  • Strong understanding of vertebrate immune system
  • Theory development

Potential Careers:

  • Bacteriologist
  • Biologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Geneticist
  • Health Care Professions
  • Immunologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Error Consultant
  • Medical Librarian
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Research Scientist
  • Respiratory Specialist
  • Virologist

Note: Additional education or specialized training is required for many occupations. 
Explore hundreds of Alberta Occupational Profiles at www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo

Potential Employers:

  • Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Alberta Health Services*
  • Alberta Hospital Edmonton
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Defence Research and Development Canada, Suffield Research Centre*
  • Gilead Alberta ULC*
  • Health Canada*
  • Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer - Université de Montréal*
  • National Institute for Nanotechnology*
  • STEMCELL Technologies*
  • University of Alberta*

*These companies have partnered with our Science Internship Program to offer you working experience during your undergraduate degree.

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