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Career information and college search tools for epidemiologists and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Epidemiologists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be epidemiologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Science4.385.25
Critical Thinking4.254.75
Reading Comprehension4.255
Active Learning4.124.62
Judgment and Decision Making4.124.25

Epidemiologists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be epidemiologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Problem Sensitivity4.384.75
Deductive Reasoning4.254.62
Inductive Reasoning4.254.88
Oral Comprehension4.255.12
Written Comprehension4.255.12

Epidemiologists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be epidemiologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
English Language4.335.2
Mathematics4.075.2
Medicine and Dentistry3.73.57
Biology3.484.72
Computers and Electronics3.434.33

Epidemiologists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being epidemiologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Analyzing Data or Information4.836.37
Getting Information4.835.73
Interacting With Computers4.674.37
Processing Information4.676.37
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.545.63

Epidemiologists Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being epidemiologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Analytical Thinking4.73
Integrity4.67
Attention to Detail4.5
Dependability4.27
Initiative4.27

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Epidemiologists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Epidemiologists jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land340 $63,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell280 $64,260
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood250 $64,080
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward250 $103,650
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson240 $68,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim180 $83,050
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade140 $82,590
Austin-Round Rock130 $100,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale120 $60,070
Madison90 $76,940

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to epidemiologists

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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