CAREER

Epidemiologists

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$74,560

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.6% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Master's degree

Career

What Epidemiologists Do

Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.

Other Job Titles Epidemiologists May Have

Chronic Disease Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Specialist, Environmental Epidemiologist, Epidemiologist, Epidemiology Investigator, Infection Control Practitioner (ICP), Nurse Epidemiologist, Public Health Epidemiologist, Research Epidemiologist, State Epidemiologist

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Oversee public health programs, including statistical analysis, health care planning, surveillance systems, and public health improvement.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Provide expertise in the design, management and evaluation of study protocols and health status questionnaires, sample selection, and analysis.
  • Monitor and report incidents of infectious diseases to local and state health agencies.
  • Investigate diseases or parasites to determine cause and risk factors, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission.

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