An Epidemiologist investigates the causes of disease and other public health problems to prevent them from spreading or from recurring. They report their findings to public policy officials and the general public.
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Career prospects & criteria
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B.Sc in Epidemiology
B.Sc or Bachelor of Public Health degree
M.Sc or Master in Public Health/Epidemiology degree
Ph.D. in Epidemiology
What you need to get started
Pre-entry work experience in a hospital, pharmaceutical company, or in a statistics-related role is useful
Awareness of health safety standards and programs to improve public health, conferring with the health department, industry personnel, physicians, and others is a must.
Passionate about disease prevention
Analytical and critical thinking
Ability to work under stressful conditions
Aptitude for Statistical Analysis
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