Epidemiology investigates patterns, trends, and causes that determine the presence or absence of diseases and disorders. Professionals in this field determine the causes of diseases and injuries, identify the risks associated with certain health outcomes, and develop strategies to prevent further incidences of a disease, behavior, or transmission.

Possible Job Titles

  • Epidemiologist
  • Epidemiology Analyst
  • Health Assessment Manager
  • Health Compliance Manager
  • Public Health Officer
  • Research Associate
  • Surveillance Officer

Sample of Potential Employers

  • Biotechnology Firms
  • City Health Agencies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Clinics
  • County Health Agencies
  • Department of Public Health
  • Federal Government
  • Hospitals
  • International Organizations
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Private Corporations
  • State Health Agencies

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Did You Know?

  • There are a variety of concentrations in epidemiologic study, including:
    • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
    • Environmental Epidemiology
    • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    • Legal Epidemiology
    • Nutritional Epidemiology
    • Qualitative Methods and Analysis
    • Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
    • Translational Epidemiology
    • Veterinarian Epidemiology