• Epidemiologists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 81,530
    $63,810 range bar $129,960
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Epidemiologists are public health workers who investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury. They seek to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education and health policy.

What do they typically do

  • Plan and direct studies of public health problems to find ways to prevent them or to treat them if they arise
  • Collect and analyze information- including data from observations, interviews, surveys, and samples of blood or other bodily fluids - to find the causes of diseases or other health problems
  • Communicate findings to health practitioners, policymakers, and the public
  • Manage programs through planning, monitoring progress, and seeking ways to improve
  • Supervise professional, technical, and clerical personnel
  • Write grant proposals to fund research

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Job Growth +3.9%
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