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 $65,000.00 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.

Academic Programs of Interest

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 in evidence-based medicine for identifying risk factors for disease and determining optimal treatment approaches to clinical practice.

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