Yes, Microbiology is a professional course in Nigeria, as it is has a National body called the Nigerian Society for Microbiology NSM. The organization was founded in the year 1972 and is registered in Nigeria under the Land perpetual Act cap 98.
Microbiology as a field of study is one that deals with the study of the molecular basis on live and can be studied in Universities and Polytechnic around Nigeria for the period of four (4) years.
By default to become a member of the Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM) in Nigeria, you have to have a degree in Microbiology with a minimum certification of B.Sc from any accredited University or an HND from any Polytechnic.
How much are Microbiologist paid in Nigeria
The salary of any worker in Nigeria most times depends on where he or she works. For a Microbiologist, there are job opportunities availiable in almost all sectors of the economy including
- The health sector (hospitals and healthcare)
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Food processing and production companies
- The military
- petroleum companies
- Educational institutes (as lecturers) etc
So you definitely know that a Microbiologist who works in a pharmaceutical company would be paid higher than that working in a food processing companies and one working in an oil company would be paid higher than those working in schools and colleges.
On the average Microbiologist in Nigeria earn around #40,000 to #300,000 a month.
However, if you are looking for something to compare with, try taking a look at other courses like Biochemistry, Physiology, Anatomy and a host of other