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Epidemiologists
(SOC Code : 19-1041)
in California

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

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$39.66$23.67$34.77$44.76

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
Projections for this occupation in California are not available.

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,67511.7%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Environmental Health.
Epidemiology

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Monitor and report incidents of infectious diseases to local and state health agencies.
Provide expertise in the design, management and evaluation of study protocols and health status questionnaires, sample selection and analysis.
Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
Communicate research findings on various types of diseases to health practitioners, policy makers, and the public.
Oversee public health programs, including statistical analysis, health care planning, surveillance systems, and public health improvement.
Investigate diseases or parasites to determine cause and risk factors, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission.
Educate healthcare workers, patients, and the public about infectious and communicable diseases, including disease transmission and prevention.
Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
Identify and analyze public health issues related to foodborne parasitic diseases and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys.
Supervise professional, technical and clerical personnel.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Alternate Titles
Chronic Disease Epidemiologists; Communicable Disease Specialists; Environmental Epidemiologists; Infection Control Practitioners; Medical Epidemiologists; Nurse Epidemiologists; Pharmacoepidemiologists; and Public Health Epidemiologists
 
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