Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.

Key Competencies * Analytical Thinking * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Initiative * Dependability * Persistence * Achievement/Effort * Leadership * Cooperation * Independence

Representative Tasks * Oversee public health programs, including statistical analysis, health care planning, surveillance systems, and public health improvement. * Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease. * Provide expertise in the design, management and evaluation of study protocols and health status questionnaires, sample selection, and analysis.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles Chronic Disease Epidemiologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Researcher, Communicable Disease Specialist, Environmental Epidemiologist, Epidemiologist, Epidemiology Investigator, Histopathologist, Infection Control Practitioner (ICP), Infectious Disease Specialist, Malariologist, Nurse Epidemiologist, Pharmacoepidemiologist, Public Health Epidemiologist, Public Health Microbiologist, Research Epidemiologist, State Epidemiologist.