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Epidemiologists - What They Do

Epidemiologists generally receive a Master's degree before they enter the job market. Once employed, Epidemiologists can expect to earn an average of $65,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the next 10 years Epidemiologists will be one of the fastest growing occupations. They should experience a 13.6% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Epidemiologists rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 2.6% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Epidemiologists can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 1.1% are currently unemployed.

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Epidemiology is the study of factors affecting the health and illness of populations, and serves as the foundation and logic of interventions made in the interest of public health and preventive medicine. It is considered a cornerstone methodology of public health research, and is highly regarded ...more