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Epidemiologist

Description


Epidemiologists are public health professionals who investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans. They seek to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education and health policy

Career Path

  •   Intern Epidemiologist

Main Activity

  • Plan and direct studies of public health problems to find ways to prevent and to treat them if they arise

  • Collect and analyze data—through observations, interviews, and surveys, and by using samples of blood or other bodily fluids—to find the causes of diseases or other health problems

  • Communicate their findings to health practitioners, policymakers, and the public

  • Manage public health programs by planning programs, monitoring their progress, analyzing data, and seeking ways to improve the programs in order to improve public health outcomes

  • Supervise professional, technical, and clerical personnel

Skills

  •   Communication skills
  •   Critical-thinking skills
  •   Detail Oriented
  •   Math Skill
  • Teaching skills

Type

  • Infectious Disease

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